It took me a long time to use the word abuse. It felt like such a severe word for an occasional behavior. Even once I started to name the behavior, it still felt strong on my tongue, like maybe I was making it up or exaggerating things in my mind.
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Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would sit down to write this post. Actually, I used to dream about it, but I let that dream go and became content with my reality — that I would only have one child. Shortly after my son turned four, I purged just about all of […]
The thought of my children growing up and not really being impacted by his life makes me sad. So, I am a mom on a mission to keep my dad’s memory alive for my children. Here are some ways you can do the same.
Maybe it was the full water bottle thrown forcibly at my head from an angry arm, the “accidental” shove onto the ice when I was six months pregnant, or the one mile walk up the expressway in 90-degree temps to visit my baby at the hospital after an argument when a truck door was opened […]
But if you know anyone who has suffered the loss of their mother, or a child, or infertility, be gentle and be compassionate. If they don’t want to attend church or Sunday brunch, bring Sunday brunch to them. Remember, some of us can’t help the tragedies that have befallen us. We have to cope with […]
A Fort Worth psychologist discusses how to talk to kids about school lockdown and school safety.
As I watched the monitor and Dr. S. moved on to Baby B, I remember feeling an immediate sense of dread, just knowing that something was wrong. The change on his face confirmed it. His voice choked up: “That baby is dead.”