Another Twitter Thread on Abortion

I’m sure you’ve seen the abortion news over the last couple of weeks. Missouri passed a bill to ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. Alabama’s bill is an outright ban on abortion. And Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio passed heartbeat bills that prohibit abortions after six to eight weeks of pregnancy.

Because abortion has been in the news so much, the Twitter thread about irresponsible ejaculation that I wrote last September (you can find the blog post version here), went viral again. It was liked and retweeted another 40,000+ times. If I’ve been posting a bit less around here, it’s because I’ve been pulled to Twitter to discuss and defend what I’ve written.

Which reminds me, if you’re not a big Twitter user, but you’re curious about what I’ve been writing on that platform, you can go directly to a feed of my Tweets & Replies. Click on any individual tweet there to find full conversations.

Anyway, today, in an attempt to clarify my thoughts, I wrote a new thread on the subject of abortion and responsibility. I’m going to copy and paste it here.

The new thread, plus 11 ideas for next steps, straight ahead.

Living With Kids: Gina Lee

You know when you watch Gilmore Girls and all you want to do is move to Star’s Hollow? A picturesque New England town with a small town feel and street festivals and quirky neighbors and great scenery everywhere? Well, that is exactly what Gina Piombo’s home town sounds like!

She and her husband both work in advertising in New York City, and they are raising their two daughters in the village of Lynbrook on Long Island. She’s a working mom with two toddlers and she shares some great advice about being great at your job, keeping the house clean and organized, and maximizing time with your kids. Welcome, Gina!


A Few Things

Hello, Friends. How’s it going? Are you counting down to the last day of school yet? May always has fun-filled weekends at our house and this one is no exception. Today, we’re hosting the high school badminton team potluck, tomorrow Maude is hosting a brunch (her second this month), and Oscar and Betty have performances at the middle school Open House. Stuff like that.

And I’m also just wanting to put the house in order — I haven’t totally unpacked from our Yosemite trip last weekend, and I also haven’t unpacked from a two-day trip to Palm Springs this week, where I was checking out additional hotel options for Alt Summit.

What about you? Anything fun going on at your house this weekend? Ready for the link list? Here are a few things I’ve wanted to share:

Thirteen links! Come and read.

Pothole Vigilantes

Not so fun fact: Oakland roads are some of the worst in the country. I swear every street in the entire city could use a good repaving. It’s estimated that the poor road quality ends up costing citizens an extra $1,049 per year in car maintenance. Yikes! (Don’t get me wrong — I really love living in Oakland — but that doesn’t mean I’m not aware of city’s issues.)

Well, a couple of citizens have lost patience and have decided to take things into their own hands. They started an Instagram feed called Pothole Vigilantes, and if you happen to have a pothole you want fixed, you let them know the location, and they’ll go fill the hole in the middle of the night. You can Venmo them cash as a thank you.

Come discuss this with me.

Living With Kids: Rachel Oakes

Meet Rachel. She’s a mom, a designer, a DIYer, and until very recently, a small business owner. Rachel is warm and funny, and has a home full of interesting and unique antiques and DIY pieces. Shel recently had to close her incredibly successful design and furniture shop, which she had run for three years, and I found it to be such a compelling story.

So often things don’t work out in quite the way we expect, and we have to pivot and make adjustments. Rachel’s enthusiasm and energy are just what you need to help you through those kind of changes. Welcome, Rachel!

If you love DIY pieces, you’ll love this house. Keep reading.



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