Tag Archives: Parenting

A Look in the Mirror

“Whites only! White Power!” were the chants coming from a child at a pool party my family attended this summer. I immediately turned to chastise the young boy who was shouting it and noticed that while the other boys were not participating, they were not stopping it either. Then I looked down. Read more

Embracing Failure

I lost. I cannot believe I lost. As I stared at the election results in disbelief, frustration built from my toes, boiling up until the tears began to rush down my cheeks and sobs shook my body. The flood of tears was more than disappointment; they were a cauldron of anger, indignation, disbelief, and shame. I had taken a chance, put myself out there, and failed. Read more

Police Post Picture: Man, Woman Overdose on Heroin with 4-Year Old in the Backseat!

An Ohio Police Department is getting a lot of attention after posting a picture that depicts the reality of the state’s heroin epidemic.

East Liverpool Police Chief, John Lance, says people need to see that this problem goes much deeper than the needle in the addict’s arm.


(The grandmother, who has custody of the child, and a man of no relation to the child, passed out due to a heroin overdose while driving along a busy road in East Liverpool, Ohio. Also, a school bus was stopped to board children right in front of them)

Chief Lance says unfortunately the leaders in this country aren’t even talking about it.

The department posted the picture to the city’s Facebook page. It has received both positive and negative feedback, but Chief Lance says they have no regrets.

The child was reportedly released to the care of another relative.

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