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I could Have Been a Mother

PRESENTED ON SEP 16, 2017
IN ST JOSEPH @ VOL 10

A Michigan farm boy, Scott Gane studied health science, criminal justice and fire science at Grand Valley State College and Kalamazoo Valley Community College.  He has some fantastic stories from his years corralling college students and delivering babies as a Firefighter/Paramedic/Police Officer.  He is a very busy guy owning and operating three businesses as well as running a company on the east side of the state.  Scott is laid back (tired) but is not all business.  He has a creative side screaming to get out and often does thru his photography, but who knew he could write too.

 

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Pinteresting Motherhood

BY HEATHER JOHNSON
@ VOL 20 ON DEC 05, 2013

Growing up, Heather Johnson never though she would be a mother. Whe she got pregnant, however, she used Pinterest as a way to reassure herself that she would be fully prepared for whatever would come next. For her, motherhood ended up being a wonderul journey, testing her creative side and teaching her new ways to love every day. 

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Things I Like about Surfing that are Not Surfing

BY MARK GRIVETTI
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 25, 2015

Mark Grivetti has a lifelong love of nature that manifests in many ways. After growing up rockhounding as a child he became a geologist and has been lucky enough to work around the world on landslides, faults, groundwater and all things geological. Whenever he can, he likes to get to the beach with friends and family and spend time in the water.

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Single Fatherhood

BY PRASETYO WIBOWO
@ VOL 21 ON MAR 12, 2015

Prasetyo Wibowo shares stories about the ups and downs of life as a single father and the importance of support system in keeping up the family.

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Mother Ffffeminist

BY KIM JORGENSEN GANE
@ VOL 10 ON SEP 16, 2017

Kim Jorgensen Gane is a local producer and co-director of the national live storytelling show called Listen to Your Mother. Kim is a writer and a Realtor® and she recently ran for public office.

She and her husband Scott have raised a generation of girls to married adulthood, and they are now raising two high school-aged boys, one of whom is their nephew.

Mother Ffffeminist, she’s got a lot to say about motherhood, marriage, what feminism really means, and how the sexes can come together to heal the divides in our current hyper-sexualized political and social climate. You don’t have to agree, but you really should hear her answers to questions like, “why did women march on January 21st?” You might just discover that we’re really not as far apart as the “sides” want us to believe.

 

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Things I Noticed

BY TIMOTHY BOSTON
@ VOL 23 ON JUL 11, 2018

Timothy Boston notices things...things that we all notice and can relate to...and then some that require a unique individual to see.

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Motherhood as Coaching

BY KRISTINE ASATRYAN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 28, 2018

Kristine touches upon mother-child relationships and the importance of communication on the development and personal growth of the child.

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BY NAREK MARKARIAN
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 28, 2018

Narek Markarian and Masha Gasparyan talk about "20 shades of fatherhood: statistics" bringing together different perspectives of fatherhood, not only father’s role in child’s life but also all that fathers are usually silent about.

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The Mother of All Horrors

BY GINNY ENGHOLM
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 15, 2019

Bird Box. Handmaid’s Tale. A Quiet Place. What do these recent hits have in common? The horror of motherhood. They are all just the next generation of a horror tale we’ve told for ages from Beowulf to Frankenstein to Aliens. Ginny Engholm shares why we can’t escape these stories and how they reveal our fears--and fascinations--with the "mother" of all horrors.

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Fatherhood

BY CRAIG WILKINSON
@ VOL 22 ON MAY 21, 2019

Craig Wilkinson is a bestselling South African author, award winning social entrepreneur, sought after inspirational speaker and Dad Coach. He is passionate about the crucial role fathers play and has written two books on fatherhood: “DAD” for fathers of children of all ages and “It’s a Dad!” for expectant fathers. 

Craig is also the founder and CEO of Father a Nation (FAN), an NPO whose mission is to restore and equip men to be great fathers, mentors and role models. His belief that if we can heal men, we can heal the world.