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Don't Wipe Your Nose on Papa

It’s supposed to be a gesture of affection. Mostly it has become a way for Carl to wipe away the boogers in his nose or the sweat from his face. 504 more words


The "Do-Over" that Didn't

The closet is getting a vehement tongue-lashing. I can hear the muffled yelling of my 11-year-old son inside the hall closet. His behind is sticking out into the entryway, but the rest of his body has disappeared inside the coat closet. 696 more words


Clown Pranks vs. Trauma

Oh my ever-loving-cookie-dough! What is with the clown pranking everywhere? I know that kids all over the place from all different backgrounds are scared. I get it that it’s not just kids with past trauma who are being affected by this. 535 more words


The Non-Argument: Adventures in Battling Trauma

It’s been a year since Sean left. He’s 15 now. Marcus left in August of last year and he will be 19 next month. I can go whole days without thinking about them. 1,404 more words


The Girl of Triggers and Thorns

Originally posted on backroomwhispering.com on April 8th, 2016.

“That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.” (The Fault in Our Stars…

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Til Death Do Us Part: Adventures in Morning Separation Anxiety 

It’s hard to describe how we survive mornings at our house. It feels like we might all die before making it out to our school and jobs, respectively.   869 more words


Burger King Must Read My Blog! : Adventures in Healing Food

Pizza is disappearing into his face at an alarming rate. He is crouched in his chair, hunkered down over his plate, using both fists to shove pepperoni slices and crust into his mouth. 1,319 more words