I have some scary election results from last night to share with you. North Carolina voters passed an anti-gay marriage and civil union amendment that could threaten even domestic partnerships. Also, Indiana voters kicked out six-term Senator Richard Lugar because apparently he wasn’t crazy enough. He lost the Republican primary to a Tea Party candidate. Read all about it at our brother site Daily Kos.
Here is hoping the economy picks up soon. A Minneapolis 22-year-old received a job offer after he paid to broadcast his mug and “Hire Me!” on an electronic billboard. I am glad the investment — $300 — paid off for young Bennett Olson. But please tell me this isn’t going to be the norm in job-hunting.
MSN on bad reasons to have a baby.
This is kind of cool: NBA star Shaquille O’Neal earned his Ph.D. in education and now wants to go to law school, according to Time.
Also, Chelsea Clinton provided some insight on how she was parented as a child. Even Clinton detractors in the thread had to admit that Chelsea came out well.
I want to introduce you to Specialized Sitters, an agency in Denver that pairs children with special needs with qualified babysitters. It was founded by my friends, Joe and Nancy Ban, who had trouble finding someone to care for their daughter who has sensory integration disorder. USA Today published a story on them and other services like theirs and I am just so proud of them! Please do pass on the article to parents in the Denver area.
And last, but definitely not least, here is a Mother’s Day musical to make you smile:
What else is in the news? What’s up with you?