I realise that I can only speak from my experience, although I know for a fact that most Spanish women of my generation would probably agree. There are many subtle ways in which I still detect harsher judgment being passed on women than on men. We are still, in some ways, at a liminal stage.... Continue Reading →
This is an excellent article from the blog 'Autism in Our Nest'. It addresses the issue of bullying , which is on the rise everywhere and is especially negative for autistic spectrum children, who are bullied up to five times more than others. http://www.autismfamilypower.com/standing-up-to-bullies/
Disclaimer: I do not hate men nor make them responsible for all the evils of the world. I have two wonderful sons and a marvelous man in my life. This is about society in Spain. We are no less feminine because we own our destinies. What man likes a woman who can't get along without... Continue Reading →
When you say you are pro-life, please explain and define exactly what you mean. I cannot add anything else. This article leaves you reeling. The transformations of the fortunate children who were adopted serve to mitigate an ounce of the pain. If this doesn’t make you think hard, nothing will.
I don’t do politics. Politics is ugly. Especially this election, yeesh. It seems, that one of the major divisive talking points is the pro-choice vs pro-life argument. The more and more rhetoric I hear, I want to ask you (challenge you even) Pro-Lifer, are you truly truly pro-life or are you simply anti-abortion?
What happens when this child you fought to be born needs routine well checks and immunizations and their parents need help affording it? What happens when the child turns out to have more complex medical needs like Down Syndrome, congenital heart defect, or osteogenesis imperfecta? Are you supporting programs like Medicaid? Are you supporting or contributing to local doctors who provide free or reduced services for low income families? You should be. Access to healthcare greatly increases one’s quality of life. And you said you were pro life.
What happens when this child you fought to be born grows into a toddler…
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Green dogs don't make good mothers. I am a bad mother. I admit it freely. I should be ashamed of myself, but I'm afraid I'm not. Shame is a life sucking emotion and I have little time for life suckers, whatever type they are. I am a bad mother because I expect my sons to... Continue Reading →
I have come across many theories about why people do what they do. After many words and explanations, it all boils down to two reasons: Love and Fear. We see it happen every day. People who don't do things they want to do or even things they need to do because they cannot face their... Continue Reading →
Hello. It's me. The You that is within sight of the half century mark. I hope I can convey to you just how marvelous you are. Forget all those times you were told the opposite. You are tough as nails, smart as the north wind that whips the coast. You're a beam of sunlight dispersing... Continue Reading →
Now, before I begin, I must warn you, dear reader: I do not get shocked easily, so I hope you don't either. let's begin with the things the Green Dog likes. 1. Honesty. The type of honesty that requires courage and makes your knees tremble a bit, although you know you're doing the right thing.It's... Continue Reading →
Scars. We all have them, unless we are very young. We hide them beneath smiles. We cover them with affirmations that all is well, flourishing in fact. But they manage to show through the cracks where we were once broken. Everyone tries to hide them, deny them, disguise them. We feel they are a sign... Continue Reading →