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How I Saved A Bully

My son had to start at a brand new school. The first day began, and I was a nervous wreck. He ran off with ease. Would he make new friends? Would he succeed? Turns out, yes and yes. However, we soon hit a snag most parents dread. He was bullied. Not because the bully chose […]

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A Life on the Ropes {Sexual Assault Awareness Month}

My first assault happened in elementary school. I vividly remember the boys chasing us around at recess and smacking our butts.  The game was not “fun” for anyone involved. We felt hurt, terrified and ashamed. The boys acted out gender stereotypes hoping it would make them men. It lasted several weeks, the girls creeping along […]

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When Mom is Plagued with Self-Doubt

Sometime in my mid-twenties the carefree confidence that my mother so diligently nurtured in me went away, replaced by agonizing self-doubt. Around the time when I was first diagnosed with depression my confidence disappeared and has not been seen since. This abrupt absence in what I assumed was a core personality trait left a gaping hole in […]

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