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Tag Archives | shelter

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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don't worry

Don’t worry

Hiya everyone...enjoying the chilly weather?  I know a couple of women who don't have winter coats so for them it is a little chillier than for most.  With

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Decision for a fresh start

Decision for a Fresh Start

I'm moving this week.  It is supposed to be one of the most stressful experiences one can go through and I agree!!  What to keep?  What to throw

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Living in the shadow

Living in the shadow

The title of this post is Living in the Shadow and I'm going to go out on a limb here and talk about the unmentionable, the topic many of us are leery to talk

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'Crazy making' drives me crazy

‘Crazy making’ drives me crazy

I think it is a testament to my current level of frustration that I am once again having to begin this post from the beginning having accidentally erased it

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Domestic Violence isolates

Domestic Violence isolates

There was quite a winter storm here on Wednesday.  My eldest daughter and I went to the mall to see what the sales would be like (it was a little busy) and

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Like a bird

Like a bird

Yesterday I had the morning to myself, it was lovely.  I sat for a long time with my cup of coffee, looking out the window into my backyard.   My thoughts

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Honouring each other

Honouring each other

With both Thanksgivings now over (Canadian and American) we are now fully headed into the Christmas Season.  Yes there has been some controversy

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One little bun

One little bun

After the birth of my third child in 2008 I decided that I was going to lose the extra pounds once and for all.  A person at my work had done the South

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Domestic Violence in the news

Domestic Violence in the news

I was surfing the net last night, following threads here and there until I happened across an interesting newspaper article written in September of

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