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What is it like?

What is it like?

What is it like?

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I’m here when you need me

"Many strong women have had to walk this path, I'm here when you need me".  These were the words I just texted to a friend .  Sometimes this is all we can do despite everything in me that wants to rush over, pick her and her children up and take charge of the chaos of their unraveling lives.

I know that my experience as a woman who has been where my friend currently is counts a lot in her eyes.  She trusts my input because I come from a place of knowing.

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Why 1infour?

why 1infour

why 1infour

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post for 1infour, considering I wrote everyday for about a year, this has indeed been a long break!  Lots of reasons I guess, time moves on but some things don’t change.  I am not the person I was when we started 1infour, I am older, hopefully a little wiser but definitely stronger.

Why 1infour?

Well for one, 1infour exists for the children: not just my children but for every child who has lived in a home where anger and tension are the norm, where mothers turn away so that the children won’t see their tears and where  “walking on eggshells” is the safest way to be.

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Self-care

Self-care

This is going to be a different kind of post.  I was given some information last night that I think is so helpful that I am going to put it here for you to see.  It is

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Caught in the middle

Caught in the middle

Yesterday I wrote about my son and some of the struggles he has had.  I also wrote about how sometimes we know that children who have experienced

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For all that you do, we thank you

For all that you do, we thank you

Today I had the privilege of speaking to the Women Abuse Working Group, or WAWG as it is better known.  This group is a coalition of over 20 community

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Self Check-In

Self Check-In

I'm going to diverge from the path a little here, and talk more in generalities, rather than simply about domestic violence -- sorry in advance if I get a

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Guilt

Guilt

I had planned to write a blog post yesterday evening but I was just too tired.  The kids, who had been at their dad's over the weekend, were definitely a

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