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I would be lying if I said that I was happy that my son hasn’t lived with me the last 27 months. My heart has been shattered. My entire world has been turned upside down. My first born, my baby, “hates me” and wants nothing to do with me. And I don’t even know why, …

The boy who had stolen our hearts is one of millions who live their lives fighting back against an enemy that first touched...Fetal Alcohol Disorder Syndrome

Recently, my son turned 13. He’s a typical teenager, with stinky armpits, acne, and a cell phone that seems to be permanently attached to his hand.

In a time when we are being bombarded from every angle with evil and negativity, it can be hard to see the things that make you happy. That bring you back to center and anchor you in the now. That make you laugh. We need to find them and hold onto them. Break them out …

Here I was, 35 years old with a 5 and 7 year old, and my husband just left me. My entire world came crashing down around me.

I’ve sworn off all social media on Mother's Day because it was just too much, seeing posts about mothers and the pictures of happy Mother's Day brunches.

He pushed me down and started hitting and punching me. My daughter came into my room and started yelling at him to stop hurting me.

Let’s set the scene: This cute, skinny, athletic woman said, “You should do a 5K.” I saw these legit runner-type people post about it on Facebook all the time. (*insert eye roll) Some of my initial thoughts were: Fuck You! Nope. You are crazy. I am happy as I am. Why would I do that? …