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FMM 2 12 2021 Outspeaking

“All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy.” ~ Samantha Power. When I was a young working mother of four young children, I did what many other nurses did who had similar responsibilities, I worked nights and weekends.  It didn’t give you much of a social life, but it maximized your earning power […]

FMM 2 16 18 Keep your head up

“Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.”~  Martin Luther King, Jr. My nursing education began in a patriarchal era, a time when doctors made unilateral decisions regarding healthcare.  The patient did as they were told.  Because of course, Doctor knows best.  But my education was not limited to […]

FMM 11 17 17 Push me Pull you

 “The countenance of one man brighten up another; iron sharpen iron.”~ Joseph Hill. One of the problems with parenting is that you are mostly making it up as you go along.  Children don’t come with a handbook.  The way you were raised may influence you, but the world, the times and the social mores can […]

FMM 5 9 14 A Woman’s Touch

“If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, these women together ought to be able to turn it back , and get it right side up again! And now they is asking to do it, the men better let them.” ~Sojourner Truth   This week […]