The Elephant in the Room

2018-08-12T00:40:18+00:00 August 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. [...]

Pass the Peas and the Politics: How Political Correctness is Destroying America

2018-06-23T14:11:09+00:00 June 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

I have many very vivid memories from childhood. But of all of them, the things I remember most stem from conversations at the dinner table with my family. Many of these conversations were about what we learned in school, sports we participated in, oh and religion and politics. Each evening began with prayer at our [...]

Let’s Deregulate Child Care in Minnesota… Oh Wait We Already Partially Have

2018-06-09T19:09:43+00:00 June 9th, 2018|It is well with my soul.|

(This is a picture of my brother David and I, circa 1989 aka the good 'ole days, playing by an open body of water, with ducks nearby and probably duck poop on the ground... we're still both alive in case anyone's wondering - oh and look there are pokey weeds how ever did we survive? [...]

The Right to Be Equally Offended

2018-05-06T13:18:01+00:00 May 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 [...]

Dear Friend: An Open Letter to Advocate for Change to the VA System in America

2018-04-29T00:21:07+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dear Friend, Today was hard. I struggle on days like today; wondering if I have a right to miss you… to be sad. Because it was me. I was the one who called the police. I was the one who said I feared that you may harm yourself. I was the one who rode in [...]