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Nov 6 2012

Your Kids Make the Cutest Voters

By at 4:12 pm

We asked on our Facebook page for parents to share photos of their kids tagging along to the voting booths, and you sure delivered! Enjoy these photos of our littlest American patriots in action.

5-year-old voter

Elisha, 5, came to vote with Mommy.

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Don’t Let Politics Ruin Your Relationships

By at 11:25 am
family voting election 2012

Carla voting with her family this morning.

Today is election day. And I am worried about tomorrow.

Yes, I am worried about what might happen if my candidates don’t win. (I’m not going to get into my personal politics here, but I’m a Reconstructionist Jewish social worker living in Massachusetts. I bet you can figure it out.)

But I’m even more worried about the relationships in our country, and what will come of them. I started getting concerned when I noticed friends announcing that they will “unfriend” people on Facebook who are voting for the other guy. I saw the same trend on Twitter, and on the news. Then I heard this week’s episode of This American Life, which profiled friends and family members who are no longer talking as a result of this election. And I realized that relationships are falling apart all over the country, not just in my community. Read the rest of this entry →

Nov 5 2012

Take Your Child To Vote Day

By at 5:02 pm
voting with a baby

Voting with my son in 2008.

My son was born four years ago, a month before the presidential election. With him in an Ergo, I took the sleeping baby with me to vote.

A few times since, I have taken him with me to vote in more local elections, though it’s less exciting with the new technology in my district: no fun knobs to turn. My husband and I are interested in politics but rarely, if ever, discuss it in front of our children. Read the rest of this entry →

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