Birth Trauma, an anniversary

by Joyelle Brandt Originally posted at http://www.joyellebrandt.com   Here’s the story that women are supposed to tell: On this day __ years ago, this perfect little bundle came into my life. And the moment I saw his/her face, I knew that all the pain and sacrifice was completely worth it, and the joy of seeing … Continue reading Birth Trauma, an anniversary

To My Daughter, From Your Post-Traumatically Stressed Momma

Our relationship may be complicated by the natural balance that is the mother/daughter relationship, but even more so because while I am raising you, I’m re-raising myself.

Thank You, a poem by Jodie Ortega

Our final poem for #nationalpoetrymonth is an excerpt from our anthology Parenting with PTSD, written by Jodie Ortega Thank You Just like every cliche Loving you was instant and true But I quickly realized I had to practice Self love in order to properly love you 15th of December was an Arrival for the Both of … Continue reading Thank You, a poem by Jodie Ortega

Before You

April is National Poetry Month, and here at Parenting with PTSD we will be sharing poems written by our community all month. If you would like to contribute, please send us your poem to parentingwithptsd@gmail.com before you   I thought I knew who I was what I believed my own shape the way I moved … Continue reading Before You

The Tree, by Rachael Ellen Rose

April is National Poetry Month, and here at Parenting with PTSD we will be sharing poems written by our community all month. If you would like to contribute, please send us your poem to parentingwithptsd@gmail.com   The Tree. She is but fragile fragments, Rooted to the ground, Sturdy almost stagnant, Her insides twisted round.   … Continue reading The Tree, by Rachael Ellen Rose