Speaking out on Domestic Violence and abuse is very new. For many households it is still not the 'done thing'. A private matter, one best reserved for closed doors and guarded mouths. This is fine provided you are not dissuaded from defending yourself and your right to protection under the law.
TRIGGER WARNING: DV. Tackling the D word (Daddy). The greatest Mother's Day gift of all - A happy, safe and well adjusted kid. Mothers Day has always been a fickle day for me. I have long harboured a great deal of guilt for the horrific emotional and physical abuse my baby both endured and witnessed … Continue reading INVINCIBLE DV: Tackling the D word. (Daddy)
Tricky People. Parenting is quite possibly the most stressful task you will ever undertake. Trying to raise responsible, tolerant, non-sociopathic kids in a society that promotes greed, violence and deceptiveness is pretty damn hard. I am trying to teach E about what I lcall 'tricky people'. The kind of people who don't look like bad … Continue reading How to stand INVINCIBLE against ‘Tricky People’.
** Formatting will not cooperate, apologies. xo I took this photo whilst at my most heartbroken. When Eva was born she cluster fed, micro slept and never left my side. She was scared of traffic, the dryer, men of all descriptions and thunderstorms. When she was one, she developed chronic stress induced constipation … Continue reading To the INVINCIBLE MAMA who doesn’t always feel so invincible.
Firstly, congratulations on your tribe. You have conjured an army of women who appreciate that someone finally made it ok to not always be ok. To have those days where you just can't get the house under control, your hair brushed and your kids in publicly acceptable coordinated outfits.
So move on from them, build something huge, get a killer education, travel, gain experience and make new friends. Love new people. There are always new people!
I think perhaps Casper has finally made E feel as though it’s all ok. That she can let her tiny guard down and rest her small but fiercely brave heart. He has unconsciously taught her that it wasn’t her job to protect her Mama and gave her confidence in the knowledge that not everyone is the same. He’s taught her that there really are those special few who just love you with no expectation of anything in return.
The most comforting quote I have ever read was that by the wonderful Anne Lamott. She said "You own everything that ever happened to you, tell your stories. If people wanted you to write warmly about them, they should have behaved better.