On International Women’s Day, make sure to discuss these and other influential women throughout history with not just your daughters, but also your sons and husbands. Feminism isn’t about making women more important than men or belittling men. It’s about putting women on the same playing field and giving them the same respect that men receive without ever having to ask. There are so many great women who come to mind today. From Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Amelia Earhart, Mother Theresa, and Susan B. Anthony’s of the past to the Hillary Clinton, Margaret Thatcher, Princess Diana, Ani Difranco, Jane Fonda, and Gloria Steinham’s of today… The women’s liberation movement has advanced just a little more by the hands and work of each one of these women. These are women who worked bravely and tirelessly over the centuries to give us the platform that we have today- And they did it without nearly as much fame and credit as they deserve. While we still have work to do, we owe them everything.
I have a story to tell. I’ll keep my soapbox as small as possible, I promise.
All of the emotions I have felt during this tumultuous political climate summed up in one fantastic speech by one of my favorite actors of all time. Well done, Miss Streep. Well done. Thank you. “Take your broken heart and make it into art.” Carrie Fisher Meryl
Most of us woke up this morning to a world that is more than hard-to-swallow. It’s downright scary. For others, it’s probably a pretty exciting time, even though I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around that. But the reality of both sides is this: you will either accept it and stand for nothing or you will stand up and fight hard for everyone and everything that you believe in.
In what seems to be the most tumultuous, if not ridiculous, road to The White House in history, we must remember that voting on Election Day doesn’t only mean voting for our next president.
As a mother, this video breaks my heart.
Maybe election years are always bipolar. Maybe I’m just getting older and really seeing the long-term consequences to actions on a global scale. Or maybe the entire world has gone cuckoo for cocoa puffs this really is one of the most absurd years in modern history. I’ve found myself repeating the “But it’s 2016, that’s not possible!” remark multiple times. Or “There’s no way anyone will ever go for that…” and “Are we sure we didn’t drive 88 mph in a Delorian and wind up back in 1955?” but sadly, no, it is not. This is real life.
My thoughts on this final debate.
2016. Am I right?
We have finally been blessed with some pretty awesome neighbors! I grew up in a neighborhood where we were more like a family rather than neighbors. Kids were constantly running the streets, parents were always together and you could go to a neighbor’s house for anything from a basketball to a loaf of bread.