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Speak Up…before it’s too late.

In the late 80s, early 90s many parents saw the trajectory of the American school system and how it was failing children. They decided to pull their kids and educate them at home. A good and noble thing.

But it wasn’t enough.

30 years and a pandemic later the American school system is in crisis as it has continued to fail our children and our country.

Somewhere along the line it was believed that if kids were pulled out of school, they were fighting against the problem. But there weren’t enough people who pulled their kids out, and when they did, they removed themselves from having any impact on the children that were still in the classroom.

The future of any society is dependent on its children. Right now I’m speaking to EVERYONE who DOESN’T have a child in the public school system: Homeschoolers, parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, retired, working, clergy, those without children. STAND UP AND SPEAK UP!


It’s not just about protecting only your children. It’s about protecting every child. It’s about protecting our nation’s future. It’s about speaking up for children who DO NOT have someone who can do that for them.

Too many children in our school systems DO NOT have a grownup in their life who is able to fight for them (whether it’s curriculum, masks, or vaccines). They are trusting the school system, out of exhaustion, to provide a solid educational foundation for their children, and it is FAILING them.

If you don’t like what you’re seeing in our country, then stand up, start speaking out at school board meetings, start running for school board positions, start writing letters to your school boards and superintendents. Because those of us in the trenches are tired and we are losing because there is not enough of us fighting, and it is EVERYONE’s fight.

Every single person in this country should be interested in what children are being taught in school, not just the extremist left. You want your values, your beliefs, your morals and ethics to continue in this country, then you need to start in your school district, and NOT just pull your kids out. 

If people truly want change in our country then you start with children. Ask any dictator, Hitler, Stalin, Che Guavera, Castro, Mao, as the children go, so does a country.  We can no longer sit idly by, because evil never rests.

You are valued.

There is no quick answer…culturally we always comment and flatter females for how they look, very rarely acknowledging their work and efforts.

Two years ago I was down to 178 lbs, weigh lifting for 30 minutes 7 days a week, walking 3 miles 7 days a week, watching everything I ate, and it showed.

I had NEVER been that in shape in my LIFE…EVER! And it was fantastic! It was fantastic to hear how great I looked, how toned my arms were, how great my butt looked. It was like a first hit of a drug.

But it was unsustainable. The physical, the eating, the constant craving for affirmation that I looked good, was desirable, and was VALUED because of it.

Out of 38 years in my life during only 1 of them have I felt valued and seen and appreciated by society. That year.

2020 I’m 25 lbs heavier, I don’t weight lift at all, walking doesn’t do anything for my pant size or weight, and I’m constantly going back and forth between eating right and eating what feels good.

I berate myself that I let myself go, that I put all that work in, had promised myself to NEVER go back there (I even got rid of “those clothes”) …and I did. I “failed” myself.

This year should be a lesson to all of us that we all fail, we all struggle, that things are freakin’ hard on the regular for most of us.

But the takeaway from that lesson is that we need to do better at valuing those around us for who they are, not just what they look like, and I don’t mean just empty platitudes, but actual intentional words of affirmation.