Posts in category "women"

Clara Kirk needs our help: deadline is looming

Clara Kirk has spent her life helping those in need. She helps shelter and care for abused women and their children. Clara Kirk is there when others are not. Clara Kirk is there when the men who said they’d love these women forever showed they were liars. Clara Kirk is a tiny 72-year-old widow who... Read more »

Helping Clara's cause

  I’d like to re-share my post about Clara Kirk, founder of Clara’s House and Clara’s Place, now that I have officially set up a fundraising site to help her continue to help the many abused and homeless children in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Please help me in raising $500 by Dec. 21. Please donate by... Read more »

A heart like Clara's

In my life, I have learned there are people whose live’s are so perfect they tend to invent problems and conflicts just to get attention and make their lives appear to be a bit more interesting. Then there is Clara Kirk. At 72 years old, with little means of her own, this beautiful little woman... Read more »
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My message to M.O.P.S (Moms of Pre-Schoolers) - Beautiful Mess

Good morning, my name is Amanda Marrazzo, friends and family call me Amy.   I have been asked to come and talk to you this morning about my experiences as a mom, specifically on this theme of a Beautiful Mess.   What a huge topic to speak on.   We all have come from different... Read more »

I am good enough, you are good enough

To me, there is no sadder expression on a human being’s face than the expression of the feeling of not being good enough. I have seen this expression on the faces of family members, friends, strangers. I have seen this expression in the mirror. I recall times walking down the street and seeing people unable... Read more »

"The Tall Ships" and the wonderful!

My mom insisted we go downtown to Chicago’s lakefront yesterday to see The Tall Ships. Well, don’t get me wrong, I do believe there is no where more beautiful to spend a summer afternoon. But, my reality is we  live in a cul-de-sac, nestled in a suburb, nearly an hour-and-a-half away from the lakefront. My... Read more »
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A Chicago "House of Horrors" revealed; let's do better!

I just read a deeply disturbing story about a “house of horrors” in Schiller Park where homeless women were lured, hooked on drugs, beaten, starved, handcuffed, locked in rooms and forced to prostitute. –In a press conference, State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez referred to the operation as a “sex trafficking house of horrors” and said the half... Read more »