They’re called the Mothers of the Movement. We often hear about those killed by senseless violence — but we rarely hear about the families the victims leave behind. Frankly, the Mothers of the Movement would rather just be moms.
Needless to say, I am also overwhelmed. Apparently KFC has
released a 96-page novella, called – WAIT FOR IT – Tender Wings of Desire as a free e-book on Amazon. There’s a Mother’s
Day peg to it all, but I’m honestly having a hard time focusing on that,
because … just look at that book cover. In the words of the article’s author, “I
have never been so horrified and yet delighted in my whole, entire life, and
you will not judge me for this.”
Gold and Belle convince Emma to help Gideon, explaining that together they can stop the Black Fairy. Henry experiences a disorienting shift in his powers that forces Regina to seek counsel from the previous Author. Meanwhile, in Fairy Tale Land, Hook attempts to win the assistance of an old adversary by betting his most prized possession on a game of cards. And, in a flashback, the Black Fairy tortures young Gideon in hopes of molding him into the perfect apprentice, on “Once Upon a Time,” SUNDAY, APRIL 9 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.
Once Upon a Time
stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Snow White/Mary Margaret, Jennifer Morrison
as Emma Swan, Lana Parrilla as the Evil Queen/Regina, Josh Dallas as
Prince Charming/David, Emilie
de Ravin as Belle, Colin O’Donoghue as Hook, Jared S. Gilmore as Henry
Mills, Rebecca Mader as the Wicked Witch/Zelena and Robert Carlyle as
Guest starring are Patrick Fischler as the Author/Isaac, Giles Matthey as Gideon, Charles Mesure as Blackbeard, Jaime Murray as the Black Fairy, Ingrid Torrance as Severe Nurse, Peter Marcin as Chief, Anton Starkman as Ten-year-old Gideon, Mason McKenzie as Roderick, Grayson Gabriel as Adult Roderick, Rohan Campbell as Male Miner and Eleanor Jane as Nurse.
“Mother’s Little Helper” teleplay by Paul Karp, story by Edward Kitsis & Adam Horowitz and directed by Billy Gierhart.
In a moving essay for the Nation, prison reform expert Michelle Alexander introduces the world to Susan Burton.
In Los Angeles, Burton — who cycled in and out of the criminal justice system for years after her son was accidentally run over by an LAPD officer, the Nation essay explained — founded an organization called A New Way of Life, which provides housing and support services to people who’ve been recently released from prison.
Many of those people are women, who often have to navigate a stifling bureaucracy in order to get their lives on track and keep their families together.
Burton is on the front lines with these women and their families, operating a network of “safe houses” to house women who can’t find other places to live. Read more (5/15/17)
I don’t ordinarily share tablodi articles, but I felt it important to share this one. More than ever, today I’ve been reminded of that Mr. Rogers Quote:
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in
the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will
always find people who are helping.”
And today we were reminded again of the helpers. I saw a clip in which a police officer called to transfixed passers-by, urging them to run to safety, making sure they got out of the way of danger. I saw the clips of passers by, doctors and nurses from Tommie’s run to the aid of the people who’d been injured. Pictures of politicians giving first aid to victims.
But also, because, out of all the tragedy and chaos, this image summarises all that is great about the NHS. A Ward Sister has evidently run out, blankets in tow, ready to distribute them amongst the victims. I don’t know who she and her colleagues are, but I recognise their resilience and their initiative because I see it every day in my amazing nurse colleagues. Despite the pain, I smiled when I saw this image, because of course a Sister would make order out of chaos and sort things out.
Rather than sharing images of the victims at their most bulnerable, I wanted to share an image of some of the formidable people who ran in when every fibre of your being is telling you to run away.
I’m proud to work amongst such people. And though I wish that we didn’t face such difficulties with the NHS, or face attacks like today, there’s nobody else I’d rather be stuck in this situation with than people like them.
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
I’ve been getting a lot of asks from people who want to know how to keep from losing it in the current chaos and darkness of American politics. I can’t tell you that. It’s hard. No one’s on the best footing these days, emotionally or mentally. These are strange days and they may get stranger yet.
But Mister Rogers was right. Look for the helpers - there are a LOT of them, everywhere. I know as well as anyone that dire news overwhelms the heart and mind, but don’t lose hope. Everywhere people are coming together and standing up in ways we haven’t really seen for a generation or more. That’s a good thing. That’s a *wonderful* thing. That’s the light in the darkness. There are helpers everywhere. Just make sure you are one of them.
Some parts of the pregnancy are slightly exaggerated to give more humor.
• It’s no secret, Chris has said many times he wants to be a dad and he’s looking forward to it. So, when you stand in the bathroom with the positive tests in hands, you really aren’t stressed about telling him. You’re quite excited to see his face because you love kids too. • When you tell him you’re pregnant, he looks at you with wide eyes because he has no idea how to react: he’s probably thinking of how much he wants to kiss you for the rest of his life or asking you to marry him all over again, or even make another baby right now! • Though, it’s not long before he reacts when he sees the five pregnancy tests. He laughs so happily as he spoons you in his arms that you can’t help but giggle and he keeps telling you he loves you so much. • He can’t even stop kissing you or your tummy. • The first days after the announcement, he keeps giggling with you and asks himself if it’s a dream or not. He also tries not to freak out and get nervous. • Your families are overly happy to hear the news. • His mother cries at this moment because her baby boy will have his own baby. • Chris worries about his ability to be a good father, but you kiss his insecurities away and tell him he is a great father already because he wants to be a dad for so long and that’s also something he gotta learn with time and with you. • He takes care of you all day. Every day. • You can wake him up at 2 in the morning to eat your favorite meal. • You both eat Starbust’s jelly beans right after. • Chris plans your baby’s first trip to Disney World secretly. He buys everything he needs to make sure they will love everything related to Disney! • He is unsurprisingly protective. • Chris grins like an idiot for hours whenever he hears the heartbeat of your baby and when he feels their very first kicks. • - “Stop carrying me everywhere, Chris. I can walk. I’m pregnant, not sick.” - “I know, but I don’t want you to take a risk.” • Chris is here for you every step of the way and assures you he loves this baby and you more than anything else. • He realizes that marrying was the best choice he made you when your hormones are going wild. • One day, you catch him purchasing some Patriots baby gift sets and clothing. You basically have to stop him before he can buy everything related to his favorite team in the NFL store. • He’s still currently trying to find a Tom Brady bodysuit with “Baby Evans” flocked at the back. • You call your mother every time something new happens during your pregnancy and when she says everything is fine, Chris calls Lisa to double check. - “Did you seriously call your mum?” - “Sweetheart, it’s just to be sure.” • Chris smiles every time you say you look too big, but he thinks you are gorgeous as ever with this baby bump. Because you carry life, so nothing is more beautiful. - “Chris, why are you even staying with me? I look like a potato.” - “You are perfect and this the most beautiful moment of our lives. It’s our baby inside.” - “Okay, I trust you this time. But only because you’ve also gained weight.” - “That’s my gi… Wait, what?!” • Chris sings Disney songs every night to your baby before sleeping. Let’s be honest, he does this all the time. • He wants to have a boy first just to teach him how to prank you in the future.
Bonus: • He is in-between a mix of stress and joy when you go into labor. He’s there for you, though. • You almost crush the bones of his hand when you push. - “Never again! I will never let you touch me ever again, Evans! Heard me?!” - “Don’t exaggerate, it’s- OUCH!” - “Please, Mrs. Evans, stop threatening your husband. You have to push!” • Chris cries and smiles when he holds your baby for the first time.
The mother of Kalief Browder is speaking out against what she said was the systemic failure of the United States justice system to protect her son, who committed suicide at her home earlier this month after a long period of incarceration at New York’s Rikers Island. Watch her full interview.
American Airlines Attendant Hits Mother and Baby with Stroller
American Airlines said it is investigating an incident in which a male flight attendant reportedly upset a female passenger to the point of tears, then later was recorded getting into a heated confrontation with a male passenger who tried to come to the woman’s defense.
The incident was captured on video by another passenger, Surain Adyanthaya, who uploaded the video to Facebook late Friday afternoon. The airline confirmed the incident took place Friday on American Airlines Flight 591, from San Francisco to Dallas-Ft. Worth.
“OMG! AA Flight attendant violently took a stroller from a lady with her baby on my flight, hitting her and just missing the baby,” Adyanthaya wrote on Facebook. “Then he tried to fight a passenger who stood up for her.”