For me, summer is clutter hell.
My kids are home generating clutter fulltime. All the gear, all the food, all the dishes, I don't want to stifle their creativity, but it makes September seem like a peaceful month.
I feel really bad for poor rural people who don't have an option to shop anywhere else.
Fortunately, I live in a wealthy area with a lot of food options open to me. Walmart is a very small store that gets little business because we have nicer options. A half-hour away, they have a super walmart but that area is poorer and more rural. I don't shop at walmart for all the reasons mntioned. I shop at a local family owned whole foods store when I can. I am starting to buy...
My second was over a pound lighter than my first, you should eat a healthy diet and be careful about sugars, but don't, please, deprive yourself of food.
Oh, yes, both were much larger than normal, too.
Originally Posted by Lingmom
Perhaps some background would help... My partner was first a doctor, then after she immigrated to the US with me, (due to unfair immigration laws for gays and lesbians) started over as a nurse's aide, LVN, critical care RN and is now back in medicine - in her third year of residency.
I'm sorry you and your dp had to go through that nonsense. I hope you have found a supportive community.
I think helping women birth a new life for themselves is very positive and affirming.
Focusing upon women's futures and giving them an opportunity to have a full safe dignified life in the future is harmonious with the LOA. I think the women in the shelter will also benefit from you as your focus will be empowering them to embrace a positive life instead of dewlling on the negative. This doesn't negate (excuse the pun,) taking care of business WRT restraining orders and...
I think I may belong here, I'm Christian in that I believe in Jesus, but I believe much of traditional church teachings are based upon patriarchal culture instead of upon Jesus' teachings. I am earthy, too, having some earth-based spirituality that I believe is in harmony with Jesus' teachings as well.
I am an equity feminist and believe Jesus was particularly radical in His inclusion of women into his ministry.