Babies are Born with Grappling Hooks

Today’s post is part of the Moods of Motherhood blogging carnival celebrating the launch of the second edition of Moods of Motherhood: the inner journey of mothering by Amazon bestselling author, Lucy H. Pearce (published by Womancraft Publishing). Today over 40 mothers around the world reflect on the internal journey of motherhood: raw, honest and…

First Do No Harm

Welcome to the May 2012 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Parenting With or Without Extended Family This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have shared how relatives help or hinder their parenting. Please read to the end to…

Touched Down

*There is a trigger warning on this post for child abuse, trauma, and suicide ideation. Please be gentle with yourself before deciding to read on. I stopped writing. But before that, I stopped a lot of other things. I stopped going to acupuncture then chiropractic then massage then yoga then meditation. I stopped feeling my…

Dental Tools

*There is a trigger warning on this post for child abuse and survivor’s guilt* You. It’s You and Me. I can see you in pain. Take me. Make me yours. Make me real again. I know you hurt I can help you. We can do this together. Yes, that’s right Just like that. Open wide…

My Name is Zoie

This post is what has been rending my guts to get out. Making this public is my road to recovery.   I also need to feel safe.   I cannot stress this enough: I have authorized a neutral person to screen replies. I will not see them. I will not accept or allow those people…

The Great Spank Out

The Great Spank Out Day of 2011 is on April 30th. That is just two days away! Update: Hop on over to the Spank Out Day post for all the posts and link ups! I’m asking anyone who does not believe in corporal punishment and is looking for or is already practicing a gentler approach…