Feeling Safe

by Lara Donachie excerpted from Parenting with PTSD: the impact of childhood abuse on parenting Having children was one of the most purposeful choices I've made in my life. I think subconsciously I thought it might provide healing from the most recent assault on my body. People questioned whether I should wait until I worked … Continue reading Feeling Safe

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Flight, a poem about motherhood

  flight i dream of flight of circus trapeze of feathered wings this life i have so carefully crafted the cozy constraints of domesticity the soft and subtle bonds my son’s sleeping form my husband’s watchful eye gauging my mood this is the life for me and yet in moments I long for freedom I … Continue reading Flight, a poem about motherhood