Old post, but always relevant for those of us who parent while human.
NAMI Orange County volunteer Melissa Nemeth passed on as did my brother-in-law Don. Grief that I denied myself now hits me. Now I realize how much compassion I withheld from my husband as I [...]
Prompted by an invite to Tha.Speakeasy Facebook event on April 17th & 18th, I read my poem, Bad Mom, which I'm posting here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSPxegcCxEM Bad Mom Bad mom Selfish mom Ineffective mom Permissive [...]
Long time in coming... below more emotionally substantive content are the results of the survey I took in mid-February. First of all, my first reaction to being asked to take a survey is [...]
At the beginning of this week, Terezin - a woman who had been horrifically abused by a mother diagnosed with manic depressive psychosis - read my poem Suicide Infanticide and was understandably enraged. My poem described a fleeting [...]
Updated my Resources page, adding Child Welfare Resources, in preparation for tomorrow's post about compassion and childhood trauma for #1000Speak for Compassion. Child Welfare Resources Prevent Child Abuse America Healthy Families America Child Welfare Information [...]
Bad mom Selfish mom Ineffective mom Permissive mom Bipolar mom At times, abusive mom At times, out of control mom At times, rageful mom She's even hit her kid She's even slapped her kid [...]