Contributing Author: Jodie Ortega

What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent? I was surprised, delighted, and relieved to know that despite my childhood trauma and the belief systems that I was raised in that were designed to keep me small, I still had the capacity to love another human being unconditionally. Tell us about one of … Continue reading Contributing Author: Jodie Ortega

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Contributing Author: Danielle Christopher

What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent? After being told I couldn’t have kids naturally, I feel so lucky to be their mom. Tell us about one of your proudest parenting moments. My youngest is on the spectrum. We went through countless therapies and medical professionals trying to get help for her. … Continue reading Contributing Author: Danielle Christopher

Contributing Author Louise Godbold

What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent? Other than finding out I was pregnant?! I guess realizing what my own mother had experienced and gaining greater respect and understanding for her. When I asked why she never told me she loved me as a child she said, “Of course I loved you. … Continue reading Contributing Author Louise Godbold

Contributing Author: Dani Bostick

Once I figured out that silence is a burden, writing about trauma has not been difficult. The first time I wrote about my trauma was in my victim impact statement that I prepared for my perpetrator’s sentencing. I was paralyzed with fear at that point. That was three years ago-- I’m glad writing about trauma has become an outlet and not a source of fear.

Contributing Author Interview: Karen Perry

What was the most surprising thing about becoming a parent?   I had no idea how much being a parent would consume my whole life. Every decision, every plan would forever be framed by my children. Tell us about one of your proudest parenting moments.   I've always tried to teach my kids that it's … Continue reading Contributing Author Interview: Karen Perry