I understand why #metoo is trending. I acknowledge it is an excellent way to highlight sexual assault or abuse. I’m just struggling to add it to my posts. It’s not that I don’t qualify, most readers know I have a past. So why not add it and lend my voice to the roars? I’ve been … More Why I don’t want to #metoo
Sometimes something triggers a memory and it’s very difficult to put it behind you. Life goes on as normal, but all the while you are fighting an invisible battle to return from the past. It might be a newspaper article, something you watch, or read or maybe something as simple as a smell. So today, … More How do I keep my child safe from abuse?
We bloggers share every time we write. We share our thoughts, advice and experiences. No matter what it is we write about, the moment we press ‘publish’ we agree to share. Why? Personally I share for various reasons. For a long time I wrote to offload. To make sense of life as it happened. During … More Sharing is caring.
Last year I did a series of posts where others sent me letters they wanted to write. I received letters of regret, love, confession and thanks. They were beautifully written and many were poignant. I never shared my own letter, but I did write one. So tonight I am ready to share mine. I met … More Letter… To the one who stole my childhood.
This may be a trigger post. Today I read a post written by a strong, inspiring blogger who describes what it is to live without her mother in her life. Despite what you might think her mother has not died or moved away. What she has done is unimaginable. She has chosen her daughters abuser … More Why do I not speak out?
We often ask the question of people, “Are you a glass half full or half empty sort of person?”, but wondering if a person is quick to forgive is not so common. However today the daily prompt is asking just that. And I ask myself what sort of an individual am I? My initial thought … More Do we ever really forgive and forget?
Statistics tell us 1. One in four children will experience sexual abuse by the age of eighteen. 2. 90% of abuse is by someone they know and trust. 3. 82% do not tell anyone. How do we help our children to stay safe.
This is a very powerful letter from an incredible lady. It is a trigger post, so I would like to alert you to that before you read it. Initially this writer chose anonymity but she has since changed her mind. After you read it I am sure you will agree, this lady is extraordinary. She … More A series of Letters. Letter 3.
Before we even meet our child we feel protective towards it. These feelings are magnified when we hold our tiny bundle. We are sure in that moment, That nothing or no one, Will ever hurt this child of ours. However life is not as predictable as that. Our child will struggle at times. They will … More It Could Not Happen To My Child