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My moment

I put this out there on Facebook the other day and think it’s worth sharing here:

Story time: a mom of 2 boys here: ages 11&9. 11 year old advises that this girl and him are official… you hold hands and hug is official. Cool..got it I remember. I ask If he’s really sure
Because like 3 weeks ago I thought he liked somebody else. And he said yeah I held her hand and I do really like her. And of course I go forward with a mom smirk and leave him be for a few minutes… then i tell him if he starts to see her after school, I want to make sure that I meet her parents. I told him as well that if she didn’t like him anymore or if she No longer wanted to hold his hand or maybe did not feel like hugging him how would he would react…. He said “well that I wouldn’t bother her anymore or if she didn’t feel like being touched i wouldnt touch her. ” And then I said to him good I am glad you understand.
…. I paused… he walked away… I sat and I called him back….
I want you to be young and I want you to have fun. But I also want you to understand that I love you and I don’t ever want you to put yourself in a compromising situation and if you were doing anything that you don’t feel comfortable with you also have the right to say no. And my youngest chimes in and says “everyone has the right to say no mom, duh” and I laughed because…
It really is just that simple with mom’s of boys.
This isn’t to say im not at all scared… this isn’t to say his heart will not break…
But I have been talking to my kids for years about puberty periods penises and vaginas. The world has changed… my 11 yr old self bit the tongue of the first boy who tried to French me bc it was gross and wrong
I literally broke up with him that exact moment … ewwwww
But I recognize that at any moment my kid grows up and I missed the opportunity to tell him….
I love you , you are going to change someone’s life and your heart will break 1000000 times because of hormones. Dont be scared please just be honest. I’ll never judge you I will always be here on a bad day to listen… I want to know when that first kiss changes you… I want you to know and understand what that means..
Just Because I believe in women rights doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the rights of my children as well. Just because I fight for Women’s rights doesn’t mean that I don’t understand that some day maybe my child could be a part of the 2% False accusations. But I know that if I do my best my kids will have a clear path ahead of them into understandingWhat I am fighting for.
And for all of you older adults I want to let you know this is the reality of my generation. This is the reality of how we have to raise our kids. And with the current climate change we don’t even know if we’ll ever actually have the opportunity for grandchildren. We are doing our best and we are fighting that these headlines that bother you, that these things that you don’t believe have happened to majority of us and we are just trying to make sure that our children are not the victims nor the instigators of these situations. And I hope that all mothers out there understand we have an obligation to change the course of history amd never fear the unknown because it is already known due to the Internet. And I am making sure that my kid knows the truth because of me and not because of a YouTube video. If you want people to start taking responsibility for their actions then you start it now.
That is my story and if you made it through this entire post thank you.

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Rachel Miller and Miles

 

Recently Miles had the pleasure of talking to the one and only Rachel Miller. The episode is up on the latest Podcast Archive page, so go CHECK IT OUT! If you have checked it out and are wondering where the hell Miles has been updating the site… well .. I will tell you…

I have been traveling for work and during that travel did not get as much accomplished as I thought I would. Now that I have officially handed in my notice to work and no longer have to travel I can refocus my life on this blog, podcasting, and updates! Isnt that just amazing!!

So in our over 2 hours together Rachel andI had a lot going on and it was epic. I understand for a lot of men it was hard to listen to… and Im not trying to be a bitch, but I am glad it was hard. Life is hard as a woman and sometimes every once in a while you need to understand our frustrations. Get uncomfortable and welcome.

During our podcast Rachel referenced Bell Hooks; a few times; and it is worth  noting. Bell Hooks should be in your book shelf, even if just one book. Rachel recommends the following below : Feminism is for Everybody Passionate Politics by Bell Hooks. So go pick it up!! I have read this partially and I agree.

Also there is a podcast called HIMPATHY  so go catch up on that as well.

http://www.sceneonradio.org/category/men/

Most of all you should check out Rachels own blog, which I find inspiring and amazing, her link

http://www.fochtfamilypractice.com/blog/2018/9/17/raising-boys-in-the-era-of-metoo

ALL OF THIS! AND MORE!

That is right, just when you think I havent recommended enough listen to this

TED TALK that is linked below as well.

Last but not least:

Rachel Miller you started a fire inside of me. I am so grateful for the conversation we had. I feel more confident in knowing you. You will truly change the world–i HOPE THE WORLD LISTENS. Alawys with love

Miles


Back at it! Promise this time!

Hey guys its been a while sincce we have updated with an actual blog post. The podcast archive page will be updated by the weekend and life will at some point become normal for us again. We are not normal, so I am not even sure how normal anything can be any more.
There is a renewed sense of life going on and little by little Crawford and I are gtting our selves in a place where we can really go back to the dedication. We know its been hard waiting patiently by, but have no fear, we really are back!
Season 3 kicks off with the same variety and ridiculousness as usual with some sentimental emotion comings as well. We are working on interviews, time lines, and hopefully of course a PODSGIVING with some local pods! OOOOOOOO wouldn’t that just be the bees knees??? Do bees even have kees?
I am truly behind in an update about our local politics, in fact we have been talkinga bout it for so long that it deserves its own blog post, and yes, in fact that too is coming by this weekned.
We appreciate all the love we have received and we love watching our listen numbers increase little by little.
We have been working on a lot of things on the side and can not wait for them to come together. Until the next post–WHICH WILL BE SOON I PROMISE–thank you for always looking out for us.
Also to the great PODCAST PANDEMONIUM fantasy league–WE ARE GOING TO WIN THIS WEEK … maybe.. hopefully… ehhhh….. lets see…

Episode 34: Rant Cast! Public Shaming, Parenting and In God We Trust!

Episode 34:: Signing off and saying farewell:

This week we sign off on Season 2. Miles is going away on a business trip, Crawford will be filling in solo style or with friend interviews!! How much fun!!

We start off with Miles saying farewell to one of her favorite podcast hosts Chris from @Dopeypodcast #dopeynation #staystrong

Crawford dives into some really interesting facts and figures of #publicshaming  #freerangeparenting gets brought up as well

http://brewminate.com/a-history-of-shaming-in-america-and-its-modern-revival/

Miles goes on a damn tangent as usual

Apologies.. There is a lot of cussing and anger

Then they talk about in God We Trust, Equality and

This week they feature the promotion of @STPaulFilmcast their information can be found here

http://stpaulfilmcast.podbean.com/

https://twitter.com/STPaulFilmcast

Thanks again for everything, continue to support us! Donate!

https://www.ko-fi.com/mcvarietyhour

And as always a proud member of No Phony www.nophonynetwork.com

Listen to “Episode 34: Rant Cast! Public Shaming, Parenting and In God We Trust!” on Spreaker.

Episode 33: Tacos, Scary Times, Ask Reddit & What?

Episode #33 HODGEPODGE OF LIFE! MC talk TACOS! Reddit stories, real life small town living, a few mild rants about government, and of course there is nothing but complete VARIETY in this HOUR long podcast. Thank you for your votes! #podernfamily #nophonypodcastnetwork Shoutout to @basketcasepod #gofundme www.gofundme.com/help-for-heroin-addicts #wlipodpeeps #ladypodsquad www.nophonynetwork.com
https://www.facebook.com/830-E-Sandusky-St-1037135936435295/

Listen to “Episode 33: Tacos, Scary Times, Ask Reddit & What?” on Spreaker.

Catching UP in a whirlwind

Catching your breath in a whirlwind is like trying to come up from a tidal wave. You realize you have survived but coming to grips is not necessarily quick. It has been months since we have updated our blog site, mostly that is my own inablility to truly find words to put into the havoc that has been the lives of Miles and Crawfod.  The variety of our lives is but a mess of stories that include everything from politics to personal, roads traveled in between that have been dim and lightened by the current events. You can not help but want to reflect back and put clarity into all of it so your readers and sometimes your listeners have a better background to what the hell you are talking about.
The thing is when you have figured out how to overcome some obsticales going back over them almost feels like you are taking so many steps backwards instead of forwards. In the gist of it all Crawford has endured some heavy personal issues that is for her to put out in words when she feels like she is ready, and maybe, she will never be ready and thats is okay too. People have a right to privacy and don’t worry she is a queen of overcoming the most bullshit stories in her life and finding a way to make it work for and with her own. She is always a great person to talk to when you need someone to show you just how far one person can go when the world seems to work against them. I; Miles; have been dealing with tremendous issues few and far between. I have/had some family issues which was talked about in my tidbits and if you must know about them, then just listen because I don’t know if I have it in me to write it all out.

Currently we are working on getting our act together. Finding a new voice perhaps in our podcast and doing more things with it in terms of interviews and talking to others. Talking to others is, in our opinion, one of the reasons we were put here on this earth. As much fun as it has been talking to each other over the past year we strive most to find out how to get voices heard other than our own. We can bring you all kinds of facts, figures, rants, raves, and our point of view but at the end of the day many others see things differently. We want to bring those views forward. It doesnt have to be politics or religion or womens rights it doesnt have be anything more than people getting to know each other outside of the interwebs. For months now we have been a part of a crew at http://www.nophonynetwork.com and these people are some amazing humans to talk to. We would like to start talking to them on our podcast and getting to know them outside of just their podcast or just outside of twitter dms. Conversations can bring up the silliest of things or worst of things, the greater part is to find out what CAN A CONVERSATION DO?

Look forward to seeing a different change over the next few months from us, it is after all, a variety hour and we will continue to bring you variety.  We would like for the next year to bring our own voices to our episodes but most of all start bringing in voices of others. Find out what people are made out of, what they are inspired by, what motivates them, what makes them laugh, who knows… what the fuck their favorite color is… those kind of things that make people… HUMAN.

Thank you for your support, your hope, your words of encouragement. We are going to leavea  few links below to things that are important to us.

One of our fellow  and local podcasters is raising money for cancer: https://ote4victory.org/jen-fackler/aboutme.cfm

Our fellow member of No Phony is trying to better his sisters life and not just start her a new life but a new life for all those who have been apart of addiction, his fundme is here:

https://www.gofundme.com/help-for-heroin-addicts

Miles’ sister who survived 5 bouts of S.C.A.D. has a gofund me here:

https://www.facebook.com/RachaelCarlblomBenefit/

Also a dear friends sister is battling breast cancer her gofundme is here:

https://www.gofundme.com/help-jessicabreast-cancer

And for you Chad and Jen

https://ote4victory.org/jen-fackler/aboutme.cfm

and any one who wants to donate to us directly, we have a webpage attached to our website so go visit it!