Exploring the idea that “it takes a village to raise a child,” Val shares a story from her childhood.

Val was delighted when part of her wardrobe transformed from dorky to cool, thanks to a friend’s mom. However, Val’s own mother was not so impressed.

In the end, neither Val or her mom won the war of the shorts, but we learn a great lesson on the importance of community and neighbors, as opposed to being limited to the nuclear family.

How do we create community now, when we have so much less opportunity? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!