Why I Marched and What Comes Next For Me

I wrote most of this post before the world went crazy with people sniping and commenting for and against the Woman’s March last weekend. To me, this event was democracy at its finest.  Aren’t we lucky to live in a country where we we can stand up for our beliefs, try to affect change? If …

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Conquering Men’s Uninvited Advances

Thank you, Donald Trump. Yes, thank you. Since that video of you surfaced talking about “grabbing her pussy” and the myriad of similar follow-up accusations, the conversation of how women are treated, taunted, poked, and prodded with bodies and eyes has become an open conversation. Women are angry. Women are vocal. Girls and women like …

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Jeans for Jake for Genes! 30 Day Countdown begins…

Imagine if every minor illness for your child could result in multiple seizures and a visit to the emergency room, then an extended recovery period. Imagine if your hope for your eight-year-old was for him to simply sit up unsupported. But imagine the joy of watching this child learn to hold toys the past year.  …

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Raise Your Voices LZ 95 Parents

Kids, those speech classes your dread?  Consider them valuable practice for real life experiences. I attended and spoke at my first LZ district 95 school board meeting last week, to read the letter I emailed them--and my last blog post below or found at https://haveanopinion.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/parents-parent-and-schools-shoul--about the potential drug testing in the high school. I forgot …

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Parents Should Parent and Schools Should Educate

Note: Our school district is considering random drug testing .  I was unable to attend the open meeting about it, so I wrote and sent this letter to the school board.  I will send it to the local paper as well.  C Dear Lake Zurich School District 95 Board Members: As the mother of three …

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Coffee Break

Unplugged for one morning, a country came undone.  While Suzanne and I sipped our tea and caught up--talking about the blizzard, families, work, vacations, college visits, the importance of our girlfriends--the Egyptian people surprised, shocked, overjoyed as President Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation from the Egyptian government.  While we caught up on the stories that keep our lives full and …

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Politicians Playground

One thing about politics--people hold that party line.  Hard.  High school like, it is infuriating that so many politicians have to wear the same suits--with matching ties--as their party members, and don't forget your nylons and sensible shoes, ladies. It is extremely irritating and totally unbelievable that virtually ALL the house members of a particular …

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