Politics is a hot button issue. I studied political science in the 90’s and early 2000’s as a young adult focusing most of my work on Middle East affairs. At the time, domestic policies seemed boring. Yes, you can laugh. Now my thinking has changed a lot since the 90’s.
I registered to vote as a Republican every time I moved from the age of 18 including most recently two years ago when my husband and I bought our house. Within months of that last change I regretted it. I am pro-gun Safety laws and grew up in a household where guns were the norm. I even recall my dad being a member of the NRA. I am also pro-military; obviously if I wore the uniform myself that was a no-brainer. That’s not to say I want the military knocking down every other country that exists nor am I a big fan of nuclear weapons. I think that some social programs run by the government have needed to be tweaked and adjusted but not necessarily gotten rid of though. Just some common sense applied would probably save a lot of headaches and money.
Now on almost every other issue you can think of, I am one heck of a liberal minded, loud-mouthed woman! So yesterday, I decided that it was time to take a stand. My 14 year old daughter and I went to the Women’s March in Hartford, CT to join the thousands of others that are concerned for the future. We were one small part of a global picture that is just the starting point to keeping our Nation great.
The speakers were amazing and the signs people held up were creative and poignant. There were news cameras, journalists, bloggers, even drones trying to capture the event. But I don’t think you could capture the emotions unless you were in the middle of it. At times, my daughter and I would look at each other and blink back tears. We shouted with our fellow protesters that “Women’s Rights are Human Rights!”
It wasn’t a disrespect of who is the new President of the United States … it was a ‘Wake Up’ call that Women are not going to let this country go backwards. Yesterday was just the start of the movement. And while it is a Women’s movement it is more like a movement for all citizens that deserve equality, justice, and the pursuit of happiness.
So, I will apologize for not posting. This blogging concept is strange to me and I don’t know truly my own purpose. I had managed to get removed from my daughter’s recreation league games. She was being bullied by another player and the mother confronted my daughter saying she deserved to be punched as she is a better player then the other girls out there. As you can imagine this did not end well. Bullying should never be excused. I told the woman her daughter was a bully and the behavior was inappropriate. She then tried to hit me. What still boggles me a month after the incident is that this parent deemed her child’s bullying behavior as appropriate. That it was excused because my child is a better player of the game. WHAT???? My daughter has been playing basketball for 6 years. She works hard at practices, studies game tape of college games, and truly works hard on the court. To blame my child for taking this sport seriously and believing in herself to have a future in it totally ticked me off. What ticked me off even more is the acting director of the league said it was also acceptable behavior as they are only children and they didn’t hurt anyone. My kid bleeding from the mouth isn’t an injury? Pushing her onto the hardwood basketball court didn’t hurt? Punching her in the stomach is allowed? I got in trouble for telling the woman off…that was deemed unsportsmanlike by the director. Sticking up for my child was the wrong thing to do. My daughter is in middle school, played for the middle school team a well as this recreation league and didn’t get bullied during those games. Bullying has no age requirement. What happened to my daughter was bullying and I am tired of keeping my mouth shut about it.
Welcome to Momma on her Head. Here I am restarting this blogging adventure
I am the mother of four wonderful children including a set of fraternal twins. I am the stepmother of 3 great kids. I am married to my best friend. We have two rescue pit bulls which may be our biggest babies. I currently work in education. I love yoga and running as my physical challenges. I love to read and will share my picks for books and authors for you to check out.
I want this to be a place for moms to visit and take time for themselves I hope to connect you to other mom bloggers and places to get the advice and support we all need as we journey through this world raising our kids. Know that we are all doing our best and want the best for our kids!
This is a loving and caring environment for everyone!!