What Our Schools Need

I shared this reflection with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka this past Sunday, and though I may have been ‘preaching to the choir’ I hope my words will encourage more people to join in the fight and Take Back Kansas!!! I went back to Washburn in 2006 to pursue a degree in Early Childhood…

A note for Kansas Teachers Rising

Let’s face it, public schools are dominated by women. And I’ll bet most of those women know at least one other woman whose life was rerouted by an unplanned pregnancy. She may have been one of your high school students, who was not presented with a comprehensive education about sex and babies. She may be…

Jennifer Winn for Kansas Governor

I had the opportunity to sit and discuss our state issues with Republican challenger Jennifer Winn, and I think she is the real shot of adrenalin necessary to revitalize the Republican party in Kansas. Ms. Winn is not afraid to say what she thinks and is definitely challenging the status-quo that has done so much…

I am woman hear me roar!

In animal species across the Earth it is usually the mothers, the females, who care, nurture, and continue their species survival. Lionesses bring the food to the family, female gorillas tend and clean the nests and fellow family members, female alligators carry their babies until they are large enough to fight off predators. My favorite…

Letter to Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-KS)

Oct 9, 2013 Dear Madame, It appeared you had taken one step forward with the No Labels clique in congress, but now you’ve taken two steps back with the Party. I don’t think shutting down congress can ‘line item’ which services remain open (listed here). If you want the park ranger to stay at the…

Much Love and Many Thanks to Teachers

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week! Have you thanked a teacher today? Who was your favorite teacher growing up? Or did you hate school and couldn’t get out fast enough? Remember, Dear Reader, there is so much going on behind the scenes at school that it will blow your mind the work teachers really do! Public school…