Exposing Shame

Exposing Shame

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame cannot survive. -Brene Brown How did I let this happen? That was my first thought.  What were the signs I missed? Where were my missteps? Although I was far from perfect, I truly...
33 Moms with Something to Say

33 Moms with Something to Say

A few weeks ago, I asked a group of moms this question… What is one piece of advice you would give to a mom who is at the beginning stages of this challenging journey? The answers they gave were so thoughtful, I knew I had to share them with you, so here they...
3 Lifelines To Keep You Afloat 🌊

3 Lifelines To Keep You Afloat 🌊

3 Lifelines To Keep Afloat Have you ever heard the saying that knowledge is power? That’s so true on this journey. As parents experiencing a new world they ever imagined themselves, we often feel an intense battle for control. Living in a world that suddenly...
Dear Friend…

Dear Friend…

Dear Friend, No one prepares you for this situation. There’s not a book given out to you when you take your newborn home. It’s not a topic that comes up at a visit with your pediatrician or at a parent-teacher conference. No, instead, this is a situation that comes...
Excuse Me, Is This Mine?

Excuse Me, Is This Mine?

Brene Brown said, “When we run from our struggle, we are never free. So we turn toward truth and look it in the eye.” Well, recently, one of my struggles sat down right in front of me and my friends, I did not like what I saw. I saw myself as a mama. A...
Healing Begins with Talking ❤

Healing Begins with Talking ❤

Tiny details in the expression on a person’s face, the way they sit, the look in their eyes, the sound their breath makes leaving their body can all communicate how heavy a person’s burden feels on any given day. Yet, even as the weight of that burden becomes...

Crafting Hope from Heartache: A video message

 Whether you have found us on day 1 or day 100, we know that this journey is not easy. Having a child in crisis can feel all-consuming. How do you deal with that pressure? What do you do when the world feels heavy around you? Talking to others who have been down the...
The Need For Influence

The Need For Influence

I watched while he sat in the courtroom. Where the topic of conversation being discussed was who he was and what he had done. I noticed, perhaps because I was looking for it, a slight change in his posture. Then, slowly, I began to see tiny cracks in his...
My Search For Healthy Boundaries

My Search For Healthy Boundaries

If you’re at all like me, you read the words “Healthy Boundaries” and cringe. Healthy Boundaries may as well translate into: WARNING: REJECTION & HURT FEELINGS AHEAD > > > > Why do some of us struggle so much with boundaries? If you...
Shame Must Not Keep Us Silent

Shame Must Not Keep Us Silent

For most, the memory of the day your child was accused of a crime may never fade. It will likely stay with you forever. It is stored alongside the memories of first steps, first words, and first days of school. These times we felt broken don’t seem to belong...