What About the Kids? :: US-Mexican Border

With all the news lately surrounding the US-Mexican Border, one can’t stop to think about the children involved. Is it because I am a mom of three or just maybe because my heart desires a world where we all live in peace? Either way, I can’t stop thinking about all the children involved in what’s going on to the left of our state.

US-Mexican Border and the Children

The innocence of the children.

I know we have all heard this saying,

They didn’t choose their parents

Well, the children who are suffering not only in our country but along the US-Mexican border did not choose that life for themselves. If only there was an answer to help all of them, but how?

How do we fix a country that is consumed majorly on personal well-being and benefits? How do we fix a problem that most of us don’t want to even consider because it is much easier to push it to the side or use other means to ignore it?

US-Mexican Border and the Children

These questions haunt my thoughts whenever I think about those children suffering along the US-Mexican border. My heart just hurts thinking about the living conditions they are facing and even more so, how their mothers must feel.

Fixing a problem that wants to be ignored.

Now, I am no legal-knowing, politic-loving person. I just know what I have researched on my own as well as how I feel as a mother. I can’t even begin to imagine ANY of my children being put in the living conditions that these children are along the border. My thankfulness for being in a country where freedom rings and having the means to survive are all at our fingertips is more than abundant.

US-Mexican Border and the Children

I do believe that things need to be done the right way, in regard to the law. The process should be followed according to the law, but there has got to be a way to either speed up the process or have an ‘in-between’ US access for these children. I know that if my children were in the same situation as these, I would be doing anything to get my children to a better life.

What are your thoughts? How would you fix this problem that seems to not be at the top of the list?

Clair is a former science teacher turned stay at home mommy to 3 kids, Ryleigh (6), Brady (5) and Chloe (1). She is originally from Mississippi and moved to Louisiana after meeting her husband at Mississippi College. She can’t imagine living anywhere else now. The culture here in Louisiana is the best: from the great food to cheering on the LSU Tigers. Her background in science has her loving to incorporate all things science while at home with her kids. This has led her to the world of blogging! Her blog, The Sprouting Minds, includes all things ‘mommy’ as well as those engaging kid activities. She hopes she can spread the love of science to other families as well as encourage mothers along the way.


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