Waiting On Why

2018-10-17T00:13:49+00:00October 17th, 2018|It is well with my soul., meh., The struggle is real.|

It’s a question I hear often throughout my day. The one little word that holds so much potential for a child; yet so much frustration for an adult. The three-letter word that has the potential to either inspire a person to investigate further in wonder or throw their hands up in frustration. “Why”. The sneaky [...]

Wondering why there is a double standard? Me too.

2018-09-22T15:59:49+00:00September 22nd, 2018|The struggle is real.|

A good percentage of this week’s media coverage has been on Kavanaugh’s character. Rightly, so. The Supreme Court is a lifelong appointment. The Me Too Movement has created a space for those who have experienced unwanted advances or sexual assault to come forward; to feel less alone. I will admit that when I turned on [...]

The Elephant in the Room

2018-08-12T00:40:18+00:00August 12th, 2018|The struggle is real.|

It was all fun and games. Until it wasn’t. Coffee, lunch, phone calls, text messages. “Beth, how are you doing? Let me know if you need anything.” “Beth, I just wanted to tell you that your tenacity is inspirational.” Oooo this one’s my favorite: “Beth you’re such a great citizen lobbyist.” Mmm hmmm. Blah. Blah. [...]

The Right to Be Equally Offended

2018-05-06T13:18:01+00:00May 6th, 2018|The struggle is real.|

Since this legislative session began in Minnesota, I have spent over 20 days at the Capitol. What began as a movement to expose the inconsistency, targeting, and straight up bullying by the Department of Human Services towards privately owned child care providers, has turned into something far greater: I am standing up for my right [...]

Blind Sided by a Republican watching Pretty Woman

2017-11-07T20:31:14+00:00November 7th, 2017|The struggle is real.|

I didn’t see it coming… I was blind-sided… by myself. I had every intention when I got up this morning of spending the morning lounging in my pajamas, drinking coffee and Baileys and then sewing. My husband and I had a few errands to run in town. As I was walking through JoAnn Fabrics, I [...]