I am following conversations about how to reduce the number of homeless people living on the streets of Los Angeles. I have very patiently been reading without comment. I really want to see what ideas other people have. And now I really want to move to a mew planet call a bunch of mothers andContinue reading “When Solutions Sound Like Punishment”
Yesterday I was admitted to the Emergency Room for neuropathy and dizziness . I had called the advice nurse the night before and was told to come in immediately. As you know I am a single mother, so I had to wait until I had child care. I walked into Urgent Care and theyContinue reading “In the E.R. with NO health Insurance “
Sure, sure, I can play seven instruments proficiently and sing and draw and have written a newspaper column and won awards for this here blog and some of my charity work – and I have two beautiful and smart daughters. Oh, I have had my paintings and my written works published in real books andContinue reading “I am “Not Accomplished” – but I am offended. In Defense of the “Slackers””
Look like a grown up, act like a grown up, and keep your chonies covered!
I have a secret fear that I am @peopleofwalmart material. This is only 1 reason I don’t shop there, but I had a whim. I wanted to make my cousin an apron for the holiday weekend and it was late so I knew Walmart was my only choice. Also:Walmart in Panorama City is 7 milesContinue reading “My @Walmart experience was bad.”
I’ve been asking for 6 months for a new printer or replacement parts to make this one work. I was told it is no big deal and I could “live with it”. Huh. The IT guy found it to be a huge deal and “I can’t work like this” was shouted from his desk thisContinue reading “Passive office aggressions”
1st, give me a break:I saw this man before I had coffee. Before. Oh, and I really needed coffee. 2nd, social work is my passion, not a calling or academic exercise. I do this from my heart and gut and reserve the brain power for paperwork. Today I had ” a quitter”; one of thoseContinue reading “Motivation vs Professional Mothering”
Who are not my children :sometimes this is an accurate account of my day. I just gave my very best “Get it together, don’t be a hot mess, wear pants that are linger than your g-string” lecture. 10 minutes later the security guard was looking for me because my client left her keys at myContinue reading “Parenting Other Adults”
If we are friends : I can answer this for you. But, do you know your own strengths and weaknesses? This challenge is a combination of my case management technique and a reaction to internet memes asking me to name any accomplishment made by ——(fill in the blank , usually Hillary Clinton)—– in the lastContinue reading “Tell Me Why You Are Great.”
Bad Parenting = I will have to report you and that in uncomfortable for everyone.