I’d like to think we’ve all been there. In fact, we all go there on the regular. We park our cars and turn around to face the mini troops, then start doling out some variation of what can best be described as “The Playdate Pep Talk.”
Perfect children and parents aside, at any given time most kids, more specifically toddlers, are trying on some socially unacceptable behavior for size.… READ THE REST
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month; 1 in 3 women have been victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. I didn’t grow up planning on being a statistic, but here I am. Hell, I didn’t even label what I went through as “domestic violence” until well after my marriage had ended, and that’s part of the problem.
Quick background: My dad was an abusive, alcoholic drug addict.
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