Today, my tiny son turns 6. I told him I was always going to call him tiny and he said that was okay with him. We’re celebrating with family and friends and he is SO excited about being able to have a party in his own yard. 🙂
I’ve been MIA as I gave the VA page a makeover….let me know what you think!
Here are links around the internets that caught my eye this week for your leisurely weekend.
I don’t necessarily advocate a vote for Hillary Clinton, but these first two articles brought up some interesting points in the pro-life discussion.
I’m pro-life. And I’m voting for Hillary. Here’s why. “I’m still opposed to [abortion]. But since Roe v. Wade, most Republicans have talked a lot about abortion while doing little to make meaningful change in that area of policy. Furthermore, they’ve opposed or even stalled measures that could prevent abortions by targeting the underlying causes, like poverty, education, lack of access to healthcare, and supports for single parent and low-income families. In fact, I suspect these reasons contribute to why abortion rates rose under Reagan, rose under the first Bush, dropped under Clinton, held steady under the second Bush, and have been dropping under Obama. As such, I’m not sure we can hold that voting Republican is the best thing for abortion rates in this country.”
So you’re thinking of voting for a pro-choice candidate… “While I’ve written in the past about feeling caught between the pro-life and pro-choice camps, I’ve never used my platform to endorse a presidential candidate. But as so many others have said, this year is different. Knowing many of my pro-life friends feel torn between voting for an unpopular but highly qualified pro-choice candidate in Hillary Clinton and an incompetent narcissist who poses a unique threat to our American democracy in Donald Trump, I’d like to make a proposal: You should vote for Hillary Clinton. And I’d like to suggest that voting for a pro-choice candidate in this election, or any election, need not overburden your conscience.”
Ask Andrew W.K.: My Dad Is a Right-Wing A**hole. “The world isn’t being destroyed by democrats or republicans, red or blue, liberal or conservative, religious or atheist — the world is being destroyed by one side believing the other side is destroying the world. The world is being hurt and damaged by one group of people believing they’re truly better people than the others who think differently. The world officially ends when we let our beliefs conquer love. We must not let this happen.”
Max Lucado: Trump doesn’t pass the decency test. “I have no inside track on the intricacies of a presidential campaign. I’m a pastor. I don’t endorse candidates or place bumper stickers on my car. But I am protective of the Christian faith. If a public personality calls on Christ one day and calls someone a “bimbo” the next, is something not awry? And to do so, not once, but repeatedly, unrepentantly and unapologetically? We stand against bullying in schools. Shouldn’t we do the same in presidential politics?”
These stressed-out parents got help from a surprising source: total strangers. “…for every person who rolls their eyes when they hear a baby on a plane, or for every cafe that threatens to discipline your kids if they disrupt other diners, there are tons of people who understand the struggle and are happy to lend a helping hand.”
Charlotte Mason-Inspired Kindergarten Curriculum (Year 0.5) My attempt at a curriculum for B’s first year of school!
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