I Am Not a Soccer Mom…and I Vote

I’m a Catholic wife and mother of 3, a homemaker and a Secular Franciscan.

All of those things come into play when I consider the upcoming elections.

I’ve got one week to choose the candidate I feel best represents my views on what’s good for our nation and our world (because anyone who thinks that this election only affects this country is living in a dream world.)

I’m not a soccer mom. For one thing, I don’t have the wardrobe for it. And none of my kids play soccer! So it’s not about soccer moms and how they supposedly vote. If they vote pro-choice, I’m definitely not a soccer mom!

Maybe the Kitchen Madonna has it right in describing the new voting demographic as the Apron Mom. I’ve got the wardrobe for that. I own several aprons and wear them proudly. They are my uniform when I work around my home, doing laundry, cleaning up, cooking and baking for my family.

It’s a good idea to link aprons to elections. Aprons are worn by people who serve others. We need to remember that our elected officials are to do just that–serve the people of our nation! And we have been given the responsibility of choosing the ones who will serve us.

I can never support a pro-abortion candidate. I would like to find a candidate who is not only prolife when it comes to abortion, but also carries this view across the board: anti-death penalty; anti-assisted suicide; anti-euthanasia, anti-embryonic stem cell research. I would like to find a candidate who knows what it means to serve, and that to do so can be both a blessing and a burden, and who is not afraid to seek divine guidance when making those important decisions.

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