Who Am I If Nobody Needs Me?

Big Fat Trauma Queen   My daughter is ten. She is becoming more independent every day. I have to let her keep growing away from me. To do otherwise would be abuse of the worst kind. But, oh - is it hard.   ...more

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Celebrating Turning 18

by Lily CasuraSeventeen years ago Wednesday, I knelt on a carpeted floor in a rented Seattle apartment, tilting a carrot cake I’d just finished baking and decorating with a big numeral “1” in grated carrots, with a single candle – towards a toddler I’ll call Eli, wobbly and uncertain on his feet, supported by his mother’s protective grasp....more

Shaniya Davis, Dead at 5, a Story Nearly as Ugly as the Movie Precious

CNN and bloggers report that the body of 5-year-old Shaniya Davis of Fayetteville, NC, has been found. Earlier today 200 people searched for the child's body after police received a tip that she was dead, say news sources. ...more
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Baby Ink: The Right to Tattoo Your Child

A 7-year-old wants a gang tattoo just like his daddy. Awe, that’s so sweet. So daddy holds him down while he gets it. Hmmm, are we liking this parental freedom or not? I’m sure you can guess what the story is about, but now it is going to a judge. Is tattooing your minor a form of permanent disfigurement that can land a parent in jail with a life sentence? Maybe it’s something less than a mayhem charge? That remains to be seen....more

Being A Genius Does Not Excuse Raping A Child

Roman Polanski is a genius. No doubt about it. He's even pretty charming, really. It does not change the fact that he entered a plea of GUILTY to "unlawful sex with a child", and can, at least in my mind, be legitimately be called a child-rapist.That is not charming....more

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Jury Overruled! MySpace Mom Acquitted of All Charges

My MySpace profile lists my age as 90. I did this at some point in 2005 to avoid the amount of messages I was receiving from men using the site to find prospective dates. This is my choice, and one that worked very well for me, even if I was, in fact, in direct violation of MySpace's terms of service, which state that all users must submit “truthful and accurate” information about themselves. ...more

This is such an interesting topic to me....I was somewhat torn between each side.  I knew ...more

My childhood affected my future

I am so excited about getting this thats been weighing on my heart for so long, I can't wait to just know how God will use this to help me. I will start from the begining, this story is like many that are kept in secret and never revealed. It hold deep and very dark confessions that I think I was the only one to struggle with and I hope to find light at the end of this dark tunnel that has held me captive ever since I can remember. ...more

How to land

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Lost

This one will take as long as it takes, but it’s important. A few nights ago, my doorbell rang and I opened the door to find a few adults standing there, along with a little girl and a dog. “Do you know who this girl belongs to? I found her wandering by herself by the mailboxes,” one of my neighbors asked. ...more

powerful stuff. she was lucky to go to your house. as I am to read ...more

Spinning

by Jennifer Harvey  A very long time ago, my dad taught me how to throw a spiral football pass. Not a bad thing for a person to know, and not a bad skill for a girl to have in her back pocket, something to pull out when she needs to up her cool chick factor by a few degrees. ...more