I was told I was exaggerating, twelve-years-old and I am staying home from school due to what they called "bad period pain". I was told it was normal and part of being a woman. They were wrong.... I was sixteen when I had my first operation for this particular issue and it was then that … Continue reading It won’t happen to me
We recently came across a Facebook post shared by Kelsea King . Kelsea is a personal trainer and a mother who like many of us, can relate to her quoted Facebook share . Mothers are the worst bullies "Mom-ing is hard when breastfeeding in public is offensive but formula feeding is frowned upon, when co-sleeping … Continue reading Mothers are the worst bullies – Just love!
Trigger Warning: Please be advised that this article may contain content that is distressing to some readers. I remember my first black eye like it was yesterday. He threw a jar at me because I was talking back to him. The next day he came home with two dozen roses and a teddy bear. At … Continue reading I should be dead today because that bullet had my name on it.
A new year brings the promise of fresh starts and the anticipation of what the next 12 months will bring. Anything is possible. Maybe there’s something in particular that you are looking forward to in 2019. A new job perhaps, or a new baby. Are you celebrating a milestone birthday or special anniversary? Or planning … Continue reading Competition #BentButNotBreaking2019
If you are struggling mentally or physically, if someone you love is struggling, if you have a chronic illness, mental illness, a disability or you would like to better understand what self care means.... The best thing you will have done today is read this analogy written by Christine Miserandino My best friend and I were … Continue reading The spoon theory
The woman who has been to hell and back is not easy to love. Many have tried. Most have failed. The weak need not attempt, for it will take more strength than you even know you possess; more patience, more resilience, more tenacity, more resolve. It requires a relentless love, one that is determined and … Continue reading How to love a woman who has been to hell and back
"A story that is sadly far too common among us but is not spoken about in concern of embarrassment, shame, doubt, judgment or fear" Below is a story written by a brave women who is ready to share her story to help others. My parents separated when I was young (primary school age) my mother … Continue reading A stolen child