Lee and I have made no bones about the culture of rape and abuse in our society. We have both worked in the domestic violence realm. Lee has had clients from both sides of the fence, victims and perpetrators. We do not vilify anyone but advocate breaking the cycle of abuse. When the people from the Allstate Foundation asked us […]Read more
Hello Friends, We are crowdfunding for our new documentary American Highlands and we need your help. American Highlands chronicles the positive movement of cannabis legislation throughout the nation. We are looking for 20 bloggers to help us spread the word. If we make our crowdfunding goal, we would love to give you a $200 gift code to Amazon as a […]Read more
Paul and I have worked in and for non-profits. We still consult with a few and are grant writers. We love working with organizations that are doing it right; embodying the spirit of a non-profit and doing something for the community or world that makes a difference. We are currently working with an organization that is all about empowering minorities to be entrepreneurs and another organization that is working to make water safer to drink. In the past we have worked with several non-profits that are dedicated to the homeless. We have even worked with Moms who were collecting business attire for homeless women looking for a job. These are the people who are creating minor miracles and major miracles in our world every day.Read more
5 years ago, as a family of 5, we were uninsurable. We had pre-existing conditions; lots and lots of preexisting conditions. Paul had a bad back with several discs that were out of place. I have fibromyalgia and a weight issue. And last, but certainly not least, we have a blind daughter who had a stroke at birth. The only way to have some insurance is to insure our boys. The rest of us had to be without. We were lucky to have some family members and friends who are doctors to give us a freebie or the occasional script. Other than that, we were on our own.Read more
We have this idea now on the internet that our words fall into this chasm and are never taken seriously. We can tweet our hate or inappropriateness without a care in the world. But before you send out another tweet to your friends using terms that we would never use in real life, we suggest you ThinkB4YouSpeak. There is an amazing Twitter tracker that is catching every “fag” or “that’s so gay” that is bandied about on the twittersphere. Wait, you think people don’t use those words anymore? Think again!
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What is a Champion? Most people will automatically think of an athlete, muscular and showered with medals. Some will think of someone who is part of a team and is willing to share their talents so together they can defeat their enemies. The truth is champions are all this and more. Champions are mild mannered Moms who fight for a cause. Champions are unassuming Dads who are willing to speak out for something that is right.Read more
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Mental Health isn’t about not being crazy. Mental Health means you are a well-adjusted person who can feel happy and sad without feeling guilty. Happiness is your birth right and seeking help to feel like that is not a weakness.Read more
I am often stopped and told, ‘I read what you wrote about _____. I loved it!’ I appreciate this so much. If there is any doubt about the work we do, all silliness is dispelled because our words have helped at least one person.Read more
I cannot imagine the feeling of losing a child. In fact the thought of it sends me into a panic. The grief is immeasurable. When we hear things like every 20 seconds a child dies of a preventable disease, we think of the life lost but hardly mention the grief stricken parents, siblings and family left behind. The loss of the child is a permanent wound in a heart that can mend but can never be whole.Read more