Getting A Handle On the Teenage Years

Getting A Handle On the Teenage Years'm quite illiterate, but I read a lot.  ~J.D. Salinger...more

UPDATE! Help Find Lillie!

 Lillie has been found!!!! Thank you for the prayers!

Why You Shouldn't Innocently Call Your Daughter "Honey Boo Boo"

If you know me in real life, you know that I don't watch much TV. If you don’t know me in real life, you know that the only TV I do watch is Criminal Minds. (Apparently I like to keep myself up at night with visions of serial killers hiding in my closet.) ...more
Thanks, Avery Lane. And you're RIGHT. Sarcasm is EXACTLY what it's called :-)more

{ I } Miss Home

So it's been one month that we dropped of The Teenager to begin his College Life. One month since I packed up his clothes, tried to make sure he had everything he could ever need and sent him out there on his own. It's also been about 2 weeks since I got a text message saying 'miss home'. ...more

Dating Red Flags: Obsession, Anger and Control

Originally posted on ChapterTK.comWe left young TK last week scared and unsure of her next action. Out of misguided sympathy, she had decided to continue dating a man whom she didn’t like and who treated her poorly until two weeks after from. Having made this decision in late March, this meant at least another month and a half of dating....more

They Told Me This Would Happen

I am sitting in a state of shock.  I'm not quite sure how this happened so suddenly.As of today I have a teenager.(Sob)...more

Angry at Nothing: The Anthem of Teenage Angst

Originally Posted on ChapterTK.comMost of my poetry up  to this point has questions my identity. Who am I? Who do I want to be? Why am I in pain and what do I need to relieve myself from suffering? Those poems were mostly from my late middle school years. The last couple, including the one below, come from my freshman year of high school....more

Into the Abyss.....

She stands before the mirror,Gazing into the mystery of her own body,Years of growing, years of torment,A fight against herself,The mirror reflecting reality,But yet, she sees through herself,And into the depths of the perfect figure. The mirror before her is like a window,Which she sees through,Her beauty drains from her body,The strength dissolves into the abyss,Self destruction, dreams, and ambitions lost,Through the ugliness to being beautiful,...more


We talk about friendship,As something so special,Something we keep,They say it is the happiness,The path to a wonderful future,But to me friendship,Is the pain that consumes my body,The anger that takes over me,It is the mistrust making me look over my shoulder,It is the barriers that are built,That build a wall that block my way. They say friendship,Is a special kind of love,Creating sunshine that warms the heart,People say friendship,Shows the best in people,...more