When Solutions Sound Like Punishment

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”

In the E.R. with NO health Insurance 

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 “

I am “Not Accomplished” – but I am offended. In Defense of the “Slackers”

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””

My @Walmart experience was bad.

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.”

Passive office aggressions

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”

Motivation vs Professional Mothering

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”

Parenting Other Adults

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”

Tell Me Why You Are Great.

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.”

7 Steps to Prevent Child Abuse Reporting – Because I HATE It.

Bad Parenting = I will have to report you and that in uncomfortable for everyone.

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