Posts by Jessica Laurel Kane

Jessica Laurel Kane is the host of two podcasts: Once Upon an Upset, a podcast of stories and conversations to help make sense of difficult times for kids and parents, and A Woman Called Mother, a collection of stories and scenes all about the author’s mother. She is also the author-illustrator of five books for children.

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The Messiness of Being Human and Why We Shouldn’t Judge Each Other

“Those who understand will never judge, and those who judge will never understand.” ~Wilson Kanadi

I’m waiting for my mother’s nurse to pick up. The hospital recording has been on a loop for twenty minutes: “Our hospital is committed to integrity, to the destitute, the sick. Our physicians and nurses have trained at some of the most prestigious colleges in the country. Our patients’ health and comfort is our #1 priority.”

The woman on the recording sounds so clear and passionate. I can picture her in the recording studio. Maybe she had to audition for the part. Maybe she got …