ACCEPTING VULNERABILITY: A (hard) WORK IN PROGRESS

by Jennifer Harvey I sat in the front lobby of my 4-year old’s school while she enjoyed her weekly dance class three days after the horrors of Newtown. Every time the door opened I looked up. My heart didn’t skip a beat and I didn’t feel scared. But a consuming sensation went through me nonetheless. … Continue reading

CHILD ON GOD AND COUNTRY (a.k.a. what’s a mother to do?)

by Jennifer Harvey This is more transcript than insight. It follows up my Thanksgiving post about Native Americans and U.S.-American myths where I mentioned our 4-year old being taught the Pledge of Allegiance at school. Turns out, she’s learned the Star-Spangled Banner too—but that’s getting ahead of myself. The school setting: I love our daughter’s … Continue reading

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