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You Are One of the Reasons Why I Stayed
Tamara, Welcome and thank you. You are absolutely not alone. And if you’d like to know you are even less alone, feel free to join me and many other survivors on Facebook in #LinkYourLife Connection, a noncompetitive safe space for artists and survivors.

You might very much enjoy some of the guests that have appeared on this site as well. We never have to be alone if we raise our voices or take the time to read others'(hover over the Survive Your Story menu option). I am wishing you very well. <3

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Kelly, I am so glad we found each other again. I remember you from last time. Can we connect on FB?

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Thank you, Elaine. I did a lot of crying in front of and with them once school was out. They weren’t sure how to feel, so seeing my sadness helped. You are right about the sharing of grief. I’m glad I stayed open.

Of Matriarchs and Memories
Thank you. <3

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Yes, very true. We need to be able to share.

I am so glad you love the parenting. It is very unnatural to me; a constant battle to be kind. Even now I am struggling not to be angry about crumbs and drips and kids who refuse to listen the first or second or third time.

I look forward to each task they learn to complete on their own. Each bit of independence. But I am also working hard to enjoy the other moments. Books are almost always a win. Sharing stories fills my heart. 🙂

Parenting is Hard and I Don’t Like It
I think, here, there have been longer stretches in between the beautiful moments despite my constant reframing. The kids are pushing boundaries, I have been dealing with some background noise, and there is the running to and fro. Mama, we need a break.


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