Under the Knife

(as posted on http://southernfriedchildren.blogspot.com) My mom went in for surgery today, and she was more than a little nervous. She made arrangements for transportation and someone to stay with her overnight, froze meals for her recovery, filled out the required paperwork at her job. ...more

NaBloPoMo: Has Anything Traumatic Happened to You?

NaBloPoMo BlogHer Prompt: Has anything traumatic ever happened to you? Describe the scenes surrounding a particular eventDental Tools*There is a trigger warning on this post for child abuse and survivor’s guilt*...more

Guest Post at Raising My Boychick: Uninvited

Today, I am deeply honored to have a guest post at Raising My Boychick, entitled “Uninvited.” We all struggle with parenting at times. This is what it’s like for me to parent as I recover from trauma....more

(NaBloPoMo) #1: What you like best

It's National Blog Posting Month over at BlogHer -- since I'm already in the middle of a novel and don't want to start another one right now, I'm goi...more

White House Recognizes Nashville Priest Becca Stevens

 Stevens (courtesy of HER Nashville Magazine)...more

Somewhere between Guilt and Gratitude... thats where I live.

So, Here’s the thing, Before you read any further I have to tell you the end of the story…. I grew up and lived happily ever after… So as you read, don’t think I am still there, or still that girl…. I survived… and thrived… was a mommy, and happy… and finally found the love of my life and loved my life, and believed I deserved it....more

Under Pressure.

Freddy Mercury has had my ear all week. If a guy is going to sing to me, I’d rather he not be in a wickedly flared jumpsuit open to his navel and erupting in chest hair. But Freddy it is and Freddy it has been all week. And he hasn’t even mixed up the play list.Under Pressure, indeed....more

A God Who Heals

 The other day I read an entry from the devotional Jesus Callingthat is extremely relevant to those battling an eating disorder. I found it so powerful that I have to share it with you. I hope it speaks to you as much as it did me....more