Pressing Pause & Hugging My Kids Tight
This week was a hard one. Like many, Tuesday’s school shooting has left me feeling heartbroken, overwhelmed, and terrified. I put my kids to bed that evening blinking back tears, thinking about the families who didn’t get to tuck their kids into bed that night. Then, I sobbed to Finn asking him how we would protect our kids from this. What can we do to keep our children safe? Firearms are the #1 leading cause of death for children and teens in America. In the 23 years since the Columbine shooting, Congress hasn’t passed a single major gun safety law. Our kids are paying the price for our inaction with their lives.
I don’t have the answers. But I do have a platform to share resources and accurate information and I urge you to not be silent on this. Here are a few resources I’ve found helpful this past week…
- How to find your representative
- What to say when you call your reps about gun reform
- How to talk to kids about current events
- Plea for action on the Senate floor. A must-watch.
- Facts, legislation, and resources after the school shooting.
- How other countries have responded to mass shootings.
I originally had my May Break Room post scheduled for today, but it just felt way too strange to publish it after this hard week. Instead, I’ve pushed it to next Wednesday. Monday is Memorial Day, so I won’t have a new blog post then either.
I’m planning to spend the holiday weekend hugging my kids tight and spending time with the family that I love so very much. I hope you do the same.
I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.