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Verbally Suppressing Children

I am proud of my 5-year-old daughters ability to produce the greatest of flatulence noises, using only her arm.  I have just been pottering around cleaning and she proudly requested my attention, to show me her raw talent.   338 more words

Enabling and Dis-empowering.

Looking a little further into addiction, the topic of enabling is a very important factor in addiction and dysfunctional relationships in general.  Here is a definition of enabling:   1,135 more words


For Annabelle, her grandmother Lovey was the voice in her head, the spiritual mentor who guided her with her inspirational messages, like “it is not the truth that sets you free. 204 more words

Book Review

Emmy and Oliver

Emmy and Oliver by Robin Benway

Genre: YA
19/Clearly not 40 THE GREAT READING BINGE OF 2016

Sometimes the things people don’t say are…

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I is for Ipecac

In commenting on Monika’s blog on the use of ipecac in Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, I had quite a bit more to say than I realized. 582 more words

Child Abuse

The Other F Word

My mother ran away from home at 17. She’s told me the story a few times but the details are always different so I imagine it my own way. 1,979 more words

Review: The Winner's Crime by Marie Rutkoski

Series: The Winner’s Trilogy #2

Book two of the dazzling Winner’s Trilogy is a fight to the death as Kestrel risks betrayal of country for love. 688 more words