parenting, Politics

what’s next?

We have a chance to turn this into a sustainable movement that will change our children's lives.  But if we fail to act this moment will pass us by. So what's next?

parenting, Politics

Now is the time

Think back to your child's first tentative steps- what did you do as they looked back at you?  Did you clap and cheer as they looked your way? Remember that first magical moment on the potty- did you break out the Potty Dance  because you knew that was the best way to get a repeat… Continue reading Now is the time

Politics

Get Out the Vote in Virginia

  THIS November 7, voters in Virginia will send one of two messages to Trump and his GOP lackeys.  One message is that we don't want your policies of hate and swamp-filled corruption in our country so we WILL vote you out of office and take back our country starting right now.  The second is… Continue reading Get Out the Vote in Virginia

Politics

Easy Action- CHIP Renewal

While we have been so focused on what Congress is doing, or at least attempting to do, we missed a huge "what they didn't do."  On September 30 Congress let CHIP expire.  Now, perhaps you hear "expired chips" and think nothing of it, but this was actually a big deal. What is CHIP?CHIP stands for… Continue reading Easy Action- CHIP Renewal

Politics

Voters Shape the Future

We have two huge problems in this county.  Both have to do with the most fundamental aspect of democracy: voting.  Those who WANT to vote are prevented from doing so while those who CAN vote simply don’t. 

Politics

How to Save the World When You Only Have Five Minutes- Part 2 Social Media

If you haven't read Part 1 Getting Informed you should do that... I'll wait.. So now that you are caught up with what has been going on, you are probably feeling some strong emotions and that's ok.  You are probably looking around and saying "does everyone know about this crap??!?"  and hysterically wondering, "what are… Continue reading How to Save the World When You Only Have Five Minutes- Part 2 Social Media

Mom Life, Politics

A little shot of inspiration…

We KNOW what needs to be done.  Make your calls, send your faxes, tweet til your fingers bleed, get everyone you know to do the same.  If you need tips re-read this post- This Again? Or How to Save Healthcare But here is a dose of inspiration.  Read them, let the words wash over your soul,… Continue reading A little shot of inspiration…

Politics

This Again? Or How to Save Healthcare

This will be brief because we have work to do... seriously.  We have to save healthcare for millions of people.  Your kids, my kids, everyone depends on this.  Luckily, this is fight that a lot of people with more time and far better tech skills are also passionate about. So here is your Save Healthcare… Continue reading This Again? Or How to Save Healthcare

Mom Life, Politics

Staying home but not sitting out

I saw you at the march last week. No, I wasn't next to you. I was at home on my couch. I saw you on the news. You were in your Pride shirts and Pussy hats and I was in my pajamas or perhaps, if I was lucky, a clean pair of yoga pants. You… Continue reading Staying home but not sitting out

Politics

How to change the world when you only have five minutes- Part 1

For many activist parents, 5 minutes here and there are sometimes all we get. Between jobs, making healthy meals from scratch (haha- just kidding I mean plop some fish sticks down and consider a handful of goldfish a "nutritious side"), and getting to the bottom of that damn hamper there remains little time for anything… Continue reading How to change the world when you only have five minutes- Part 1