Student Homelessness

I was so pleased that Fenton Charter Schools asked if students were homeless . I’m so used to telling parents what their rights are that I’m kinda blown away that a school reached out to find out and educate.

The Union Rescue Mission Lives

Last year Darla went to the #SheDoes protest on Los Angeles’ City Hall Steps. She said it was scary and it must be sad to have no money when the bank buildings are your night light. I told her about my trip to @URM and meeting LaTonya and Sheila. This was her reaction. Right nowContinue reading “The Union Rescue Mission Lives”

Child Care, All That Stands Between Us and Poverty.

Dear LAUSD and all public schools, Please make more room in your after school care program. I can’t be the only parent facing this challenge.  I could not work if I did not have child care and I could not afford child care if I did not work. Right now I am a single motherContinue reading “Child Care, All That Stands Between Us and Poverty.”

A whole bunch of tears

There is a purposeful lack of tissues in my office – a reminder of absence that I should not make people cry. However, today I started a flood. A lady going through divorce is afraid to tell supportive agencies that she is homeless and needs help. She wants to hide homelessness from her child’s father.Continue reading “A whole bunch of tears”

Money, Poverty, Prejudice and Being “A Basic”

I am one of those “basic girls” who lives in Suburbia , loves @Target a little too much, and has rock hard abs … not.

Back My Kickstarter – Shedding Affluenza

Shedding Affluenza, Our book will explore poverty, racism, cultural diversity and how other people live (rich and poor) around CA and writing an ebook. @URM, @mendpoverty

Our adventure with near drowning and Arcadia Ca.

Yesterday Crisi saved Darla’s life and then the perks of employment and affluence kicked in to make what could have been a nightmare into a random parenting adventure. Background :I have two daughters.  Jax is all grown and Darla is 3. As the first of my friends to have a child, I raised Jax without the benefitContinue reading “Our adventure with near drowning and Arcadia Ca.”

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