Charity’s Dirty Little Secret

It was 7am, and I was in professional dress, coffee in hand, headed into my first ever hospital board meeting. The executive conference room was full of CEO/COO/CFO types, the chief of pediatrics, some local politicians… power and influence. And they wanted me there,...

Are You Up for a Challenge? How about Five of Them?

The objections are as ugly as they are predictable. “Jesus said we will always have the poor with us. If He says we can’t actually eliminate poverty, why bother trying?” “If they are poor, they must be lazy. They made their bed, now they can lie in it.” “Why help...

In Which a Feminist Sticks Up for Boys

I am the mother of two boys and two girls. All four of them are beautiful, in my humble opinion. Girls have been following my oldest son around for quite some time, partly because he’s so darn cute and partly because he’s such a nice kid. My youngest boy...