The Black Eye

  There was always a constant worry as to what was happening with John and the kids when I was not around.  It seemed like every time I left a room one of the kids claimed that John had put his hands on them, and he would always deny it.  Of course, I'd seen him … Continue reading The Black Eye

Kindness, Not Weakness

I am a person who believes strongly in modeling kindness through my actions and teaching the next generation the importance of being kind to one another.  As a teacher I run school wide assemblies and programs to help students understand the impact being kind can have.  With my children I have conversations and read books … Continue reading Kindness, Not Weakness

Why Do We Question Ourselves?

I've been doing a lot of reading recently about domestic violence.  Gas lighting is something that keeps getting my attention.   I had never heard this term until after I was already in the process of getting a divorce, but I lived it for 14 years.  John was always trying to make me feel like all … Continue reading Why Do We Question Ourselves?