Tag Archives: spanking

Removing the Nostalgia Goggles

It was one of those things that popped up in my feed on Facebook, one I’m sure you’ve seen: a “Like and Share if you agree!” meme. But this one was different. It had a list of things that you … Continue reading

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By Varying Degrees

My mother and I have never really had a great relationship; although she was a helicopter parent, my mother was not particularly close to me. There was a distance between us and there seemed to be little that I could … Continue reading

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About that Viral Facebook Post

Normally, on a day like this I’d be making a Morning Coffee post. But not today. Something came up a couple of days ago and I have to deal with it first. There’s a lot to unpack, if you will, … Continue reading

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This Just In: Something We Already Knew

This was shared on Facebook via SciBabe: a fifty year study shows that spanking does more harm than good. Again, for those of us that were spanked or had to deal with physical punishment, we pretty much knew that this … Continue reading

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Three Stories, Three Reasons I Want to Quit the World

All of these come from The Friendly Atheist and all three are maddening enough to make you want to scream. So consider this your warning: Tread very lightly when you read these.

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Erosion

I get so tired when I have to explain When you’re so far away from me See you been in the sun and I’ve been in the rain And you’re so far away from me — Dire Straits I sat … Continue reading

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Sit and Listen

Children waiting for the day they feel good Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday And I feel the way that every child should Sit and listen, sit and listen Went to school and I was very nervous No one knew me, no … Continue reading

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Both Sides of the Coin

There’s a great post on Permission to Live that deals with the lies survivor’s tell themselves about past abuse. It may be an older post but it has some very salient points, namely about how survivors compartmentalize what happened to … Continue reading

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Why This Is Necessary

A good number of people wonder why. Why would anyone do this? Why would anyone dig up past history and make it public? It all happened in the past, so it really shouldn’t matter to someone after the fact. Besides, … Continue reading

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Silent No More

This post was inspired by a similar one on Libby Anne’s blog. Her posts are excellent and I highly recommend adding her blog to your weekly read through. #ShamelessPlug I am three years old. I am in the bathroom. Somehow, … Continue reading

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