"I am a Survivor" (Domestic Violence Healing) a Milestone Journal (Giveaway)

Friday, January 20, 2017

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.
I am a Survivor Milestone Journal, All About Me: The Story of Your Life, Single Mother, Domestic Violence, Journaling, writing, Healing, Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration, giveaway

The Greatest Thing About Being a Fraternal Twin

Friday, January 13, 2017

Twin, fraternal, identical, Capricorn, birthday
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.

5 Things I Felt Strong Mom Guilt About in 2016

Friday, January 6, 2017

mom, guilt, 2016, single, mom, work, school, teacher

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.

How I Almost Gave Up and Ended this Blog

Friday, December 30, 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.

Single, Mom, blog,

The Struggles of Having a Boy with Long Hair

Friday, November 4, 2016

I miss Noah’s hair. In case I did not mention it Noah got his hair cut in June. It was decision that he made and I was more than happy to let him do what he wanted with his hair. With that said I miss his hair so in honor of Noah’s curls I have written this post.

Gender neutral, boy, long hair, parenting, gay

I expected a lot of struggles when becoming a single mom, none of which had to do with my son’s hair. However, I have seen as many issues with my son’s hair as me being a single parent. It is not only amazing how he took to his hair but the judgement others  had on him having long hair. 

Sexual and Stranger Safety for Preschoolers (Free Checklist).

Friday, October 7, 2016

Single Mom, safety, sexual. stranger, free, printable, checklist

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. 

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