Adoption, kids, life and all its ups and downs, nonfiction, reasons to drink

Letter to the mother who asked my kid to stop talking about his adoption

  To the mother of my son's best friend, You made it very clear to me over a collection of incredibly rude texts that you believe that my parenting is insufficient and that letting my son know about his full past is poor parenting. That it is inappropriate for him to talk about his experiences… Continue reading Letter to the mother who asked my kid to stop talking about his adoption

life and all its ups and downs, nonfiction, reasons to drink

There is Hope in all Things

Difficult days and long years have filled my life lately. The idea of being tested by an above power does not even begin to sum up the challenges that have been placed in my path. Financial struggles amongst international adoptions, freak wasp attacks that send four year olds to the hospital via ambulance, random trees… Continue reading There is Hope in all Things

life and all its ups and downs, nonfiction, reasons to drink, Survivor

I have a Confession

I am a survivor. A survivor of childhood sexual abuse. A survivor of childhood psychological abuse. Whew. I have never written those words before. The relief and peace are overwhelming. For thirty-four years I have carried the weight of these realities alone attempting to navigate the "how" in how they affect my life. Because they… Continue reading I have a Confession