This week I am talking about healing from domestic violence. Leaving an abusive relationship no matter what kind of abuse is hard. When I left my sons father I found myself trying to heal overnight and say that I was fine when anyone asked. I did not on a day to day bases feel like I was “damaged” from everything that happened. However, as time went on in parts of my life the scares were there and visible.
Friday, January 20, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
I turn 27 this year (let the tears roll), what is so awesome is that I share this day with my twin sisters (who will happily tell you her birthday is 6 minutes before mine.). I have always told people that being a twin is very much like being born with a soul mate.
In most cases I focus on topics that tend to be exclusive to single mothers. However the topic this week is guilt. This is something every parent deals with and for various reasons. 2016 brought about a lot of mom guilt for me and I was really surprised, I managed to go most of Noah’s first few years of life without the mom guilt. In many cases we cannot change the situation we feel guilt about so I am going to talk about how you can try and feel less guilty, but first here are my 5 major mom guilt moments in 2016.
If you have been following the blog or any of the social media sites associated with the blog, you have seen little to know action. I kind of gave up on the idea that I could maintain the blog and for months just let it go. I am very sorry about this and I wanted to kind of fill you in on what’s been going on.
Friday, October 7, 2016
Noah and I have been working on a few things the last 6 months one of things I want to share is sexual safety. Now Noah and I are working on sexual and stranger safety but I feel sexual safety is not as talked about. I was sexually abused at a young age (something I talked about here), and this is something I never want to happen to my son. I took a class on sexuality and it talked about talking about sexuality as young as 3 and talking about sexual abuse while children are young (in a manner they can understand). Sometimes as parents to save out children from seeing the cruelty and ugliness of the world we wait until they are older to talk about such things as sexual abuse, but the problem is it needs to be talked about before they are at great risk not after. When children hit preschool age they are at greater risk for sexual abuse. For this reason, I am going to give three tips (and a free checklist) on helping children be sexually safe.
In most cases I focus on topics that tend to be exclusive to single mothers. However the topic this week is guilt. This is something ev...
I turn 27 this year (let the tears roll), what is so awesome is that I share this day with my twin sisters (who will happily tell you her...
2014 had been a world wind for school, I had spent 48 weeks in classes while still managing a somewhat normal life. A few things that I ...
I grew up in a single mom household from 4 up until I was 14 my mother was married to the same man. However, after they split things wer...