Sometimes we get caught in the big things that weigh us down, forgetting that joy and light can often come from the small, simple things.
In our efforts to raise the status of girls, minorities, and other marginalized groups, we may not have realized that we were lowering the status of the boys.
Last night I scrolled through my Facebook feed. A feed that, after a busy weekend for so many, contained posts by parents excited about their kids achievements. Tournaments, competitions, performances happen every weekend and every weekend, it’s there: the photo of the kid with the medal, with the certificate, with the bouquet of flowers after an award winning performance. Do […]
Having busy kids is exhausting and sometimes we wonder why we do it. Then again, they are why we do it, and isn't that the best reason?
It’s April 6th. April 6th. The first day of spring was March 20. Two and a half weeks ago spring began in the Northern Hemisphere. And that is where the lies began. Because spring did not begin here, it didn’t even hint at starting here. Right now, spring is cowering under the giant bully of winter, powerless to make show […]
I used to think I put myself first, or that at the very least, on an equal level with my family. I, Randi Jo Torgrimson, hard core feminist, non-working but bachelor’s degree holding kinesiologist, former business owner, teacher, mother, dream-carrying human, would not sacrifice her own life for the sake of her family’s. Wait a minute, yes I would. If […]
Someone once told me, in what could be a sanity-saving conversation, that you choose your own parents. As in, pre-incarnate, you choose who you are going to be born to. This isn’t a conscious choice you remember once born, like, you pop out and go, “hey! How’s it going? I picked you as my parents because I have all these […]
Seth Godin said that “the critic, the mimic, and the clown all have one thing in common, they’re not doing the work.” He went on to say that, “if they stop hiding, they might even produce something significant.” (You can read the entire blog here) Now, I agree with him entirely. I also know I tend to take on the […]
I had a plan for the day, for the week actually. I was going to get shit done. I was going to write, I was going to clean my house and plan some meals and get some groceries so I could actually cook for my kids. Hell, I was even going to build a deck. And then my plans went […]
Maybe I Angie Thomas’ debut novel, The Hate U Give, has shown up on Twitter feeds, Facebook pages, websites, New York Times Bestseller Lists, and everything in between as an amazing, insightful, life-changing read. John Green hails it as, “Stunning.” Others have proclaimed it to be, “Absolutely riveting!” and “Fearlessly honest and heartbreakingly human.” With so much talk about it, […]