What’s Trending: The News Moms Need to Know | March 16, 2018

We made it to FRIDAY, Mama friends! Once again I’ve picked through the many, many national news stories this week to get you the news you NEED to know and actually CARE about! Enjoy this news for moms  with just a little bit of my editorial thrown in!

An Era Is Over: Toys “R” Us Is Closing ALL Its Stores

If you’re a child of the 80’s like me, you can sing all the words to the iconic Toys “R” Us commercial, “I don’t wanna grow up,  I’m a Toys “R” Us kid!” Well…looks like the kids of today are the LAST Toys “R” Us kids standing. The long-troubled toy retailer announced this week that it will close ALL its stores ASAP after struggling under massive debt and stiff competition from Amazon, Target, and Walmart for years. So if your kids have Toys “R” Us gift cards, get thee to the stores and spend them NOW, MAMAS!

And, watch this commercial for nostalgia one last time…

American students walked out…and up

Wednesday March 14, one month to the day of the shooting that killed seventeen people at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, thousands and thousands of American students walked out  of their classrooms to protest American gun laws and stand up for their own safety. Some also did an alternative “walk up,” a  movement started as an alternative to leaving class where kids would do things like “walk UP to a student sitting alone,” and “walk UP to a teacher and tell them how much you appreciate them.” In my opinion, you can do a walk out AND a walk up, and we don’t need to be telling kids there is one or the other. Politics aside, I LOVE that kids are ACTING out on their beliefs and not standing idly by when their lives are hanging in the balance. I was inspired by the bravery of teens yesterday, and I won’t be looking down on them because of their youth (1 Tim. 4:12), whether I agree with them or not.

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Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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