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Darla is expensive

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Last year I enrolled her at The Playground, a young actor’s conservatory.

She loves it. But wow: the price!

Was it wrong to do a Facebook fundraiser for this? Possibly.

.never the less….

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10156545674262776&substory_index=1&id=563172775

It would be lovely if she got a meaningful amount for child support that would help pay for this however all of the child support she’s received so far this year wouldn’t cover the cost of childcare for the summer… Gee thanks, D.C. Nelson.

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August 26, 2019 at 2:05 am

Puke jokes are not funny

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Three little girls sat in the back seat of my car when one of them said she needed to puke. As a joke I said you should puke on the girl next to you she might like it.

Most of the time my daughter does not listen to what I say or follow my directions. Today was not that day. Today was the day she leaned over and threw up on the lap of her best friend.

She immediately felt better though so that was good.

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June 11, 2017 at 6:04 am

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How to Raise a Child Who Doesn’t Contract Affluenza

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You all know Darla’s mom  (me!) is a social worker in real life who deals with homeless adults, homeless children, pregnant teens, and people with issues such as domestic violence and substance abuse.
When Darla’s oldest sister was little she would come with me to work on Skid Row in Los Angeles. Darla has gone a few times to visit some of my former clients, but it isn’t the same.

Darla really believes that al kids get to go to Disneyland and can afford ice cream and new toys every day. Certainly this is beyond my budget as a single parent working in social work – but she doesn’t know that. Most of her friends don’t understand how lucky they are to have a roof and a bed and regular meals.

Darla's Kickstarter to prevent Affluenza

Darla’s Kickstarter to prevent Affluenza

So: I am turning to Kickstarter to fund the development of an e-book covering as many neighborhoods and populations (rich and poor) within a weekend’s travel from Los Angeles where we live.
Please consider backing us.

You could be in the book
You can tell us where we should explore
You can receive a post card

Here is the link https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1233974818/shedding-affluenza

PLEASE SHARE

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July 24, 2014 at 7:46 pm

One does not simply SHARE an ice cream Sundae

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With Darla.  Now it is hers.

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November 13, 2013 at 2:01 am

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Darla. Dad. Dodgers

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#abc7dodgers

#abc7Dodgers .moments like this are priceless… both my dad and daughter focused on the Dodger game.

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October 18, 2013 at 10:28 pm

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This

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August 19, 2013 at 4:24 pm

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Teddy bear

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January 24, 2012 at 6:19 am

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