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Trauma Triggers

I Will Never Let you Go

My back is heavy against the front door. I sit on the hard ground, salty tears pouring down my face. 709 more words


How to Help?

I am struggling in my relationship with my son. I am very aware that he triggers my past trauma with his Dad. Unfortunately, what was modeled for him regarding managing emotions, expressing emotions, and handling conflict was not healthy. 390 more words

In-Patient For the Holiday

I was so prepared this year. I was ready for anything. My husband and I had every therapeutic parenting technique we could think of at our disposal. 748 more words


I'm Not Sick and You Can't Make Me! Adventures in Oppositional Defiance

Anyone who has ever raised an oppositional child knows that they are very good at one thing: opposing you. It is like an unexpected special talent or bonus sporting event that adoptive parents were not expecting. 682 more words


Book Review: A Small Boy's Cry by Rosie Lewis

book link: https://www.amazon.com/Small-Boys-Cry-Rosie-Lewis-ebook/dp/B00IC2LGM4I just finished reading a short story by foster carer Rosie Lewis

Three year old Charlie comes to Rosie in the middle of the night as an emergency placement having fell from a third story window and injuring his head. 183 more words


Not This Time: Mood Disorder Warrior

Sometimes I just know that I can do this. I am feeling the super-powers of being “mom” to some very traumatized children. I try to hold on to these feelings because, let’s be honest, every parent feels woefully inadequate at times. 647 more words


Come take a walk in my shoes for a bit. 

* This is a trigger warning. The following contains a frank discussion about the realities of sexual assault and the aftermath.

When I was 12 years old I was kidnapped and raped. 2,618 more words