Safety is a Human Right

SAFETY IS A HUMAN RIGHT. It's okay if you or your child(ren) are considering home educating due of the continual rise in school violence. If you consider or decide to home educate in light of school violence, people may say that you've let fear win. Or that you're being unreasonable. But is that true? Security … Continue reading Safety is a Human Right

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The Need for Rural Revolutionaries

""We raise our most capable rural children from the beginning to expect that as soon as possible they will leave and that if they are successful they will never return. We impose upon them, an affect, a kind of homelessness.""   If they were good they wouldn't be in the country, they'd be somewhere else. … Continue reading The Need for Rural Revolutionaries

Cope Wisely

Coping is purging and processing hurts, horrors, and helplessness in order to find relief and restoration. It's emotional housekeeping. If done well, it improves our quality of life. Cope wisely.        

12 Hugs a Day

"We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth." ~Virginia Satir, family therapist   I like to walk up to my husband and kids and hug them for no reason. But there really is no such thing as a hug … Continue reading 12 Hugs a Day

The Art of Oversharing

What's on your mind? It says in gray. The same old question every day. What's on my mind? It's quite a bit. But most folks just don't give a shit. Whats on your mind? It's how we share. Does every “like” mean someone cares? What's on my mind? It says, “Don't say.” I'm sure I'll … Continue reading The Art of Oversharing

Curiosity Makes Life Suck Less

As a white woman in my thirties, I'm supposed to tell you that wine makes life suck less. I actually tested this popular method out for a little while, only to find my problems are proficient swimmers. Needless to say, the so-called "relief" was short-lived. Obviously, for the best. Alcoholism definitely does NOT make life … Continue reading Curiosity Makes Life Suck Less

The Trauma of Everyday Life

I didn't know it at the time, but the last time I blogged (December 30, 2017) turned out to be the last day of my mother's life. She was only 52 years old. The same age my father was when he passed away a little over two years ago. Strange, huh? They say that death … Continue reading The Trauma of Everyday Life

Traveling through Languages

The best thing I did for myself last year was push myself to learn basic Japanese. Teaching myself Japanese made me a more confident person by accomplishing something I wasn't sure was possible. Especially trying to balance taking care of the house and family and small business stuff. I wanted to quit at least a … Continue reading Traveling through Languages

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

"The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short."  ~ Abraham Maslow We're just a few days away from the new year, 2018. Lots of folks are making resolutions and goals to make it a good one, including myself. 2017 was actually a pretty awesome year for me. Not because … Continue reading Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Tidy Idleness

  If you can't make it out in the picture, my youngest daughter (5 yrs. old) wrote 'LOL' all over the bathroom mirror with toothpaste. She also made a few sparking blue smiley faces, but someone had to pee so I had to get out of the bathroom before I could take another picture. Her … Continue reading Tidy Idleness