Going downhill.. (Part 4)

This is my story of my marriage to an abuser. Warning: descriptions of violence and abuse may be triggering. In this chapter is the first time police got involved. For Part 1: Back to the Beginning For Part 2: For Better or Worse.. For Part 3: Moving and More Continued..…

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Moving and More.. New target (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of my story of my marriage to an abuser. Warning: descriptions of violence and abuse may be triggering. For part 1: Back to the Beginning For part 2: For Better or for Worse Continued: Over the month of January, we had some heart-to-heart talks. I told…

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Back to the Beginning (Part 1)

During my first separation in 2010, I began journalling my marriage to an abuser, and then how I left. I am reposting those journal posts — unedited, except to correct grammar and spelling, and without images. These are raw and unfiltered.  They are simply a description of what happened, from…

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You have the freedom to choose.

Are you aware that you can choose? Sometimes we lack awareness of the freedom to choose. That`s why we tend to bad habits so frequently, and why we feel like we are continually struggling. You don’t have to live life on autopilot.  Sometimes that autopilot program is corrupted. You have…

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Homeschool 101: Moving while homeschooling

Moving isn’t always pleasant. I’ve done variations of major and minor moves, on average, of twice a year since I moved out of my parents’ home. I have moved with the clothes in a suitcase, and I’ve downsized a 4 bedroom house with 5 children. Moving is not the most…

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It’s time to make a change.

How did you know it was time to change? I’ve had different women ask me how and when I knew enough was enough. How did I make the decision, the big scary changes, in my life? They were specific about my choice to leave my marriage, but this applies to…

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Homeschool 101: Homeschooling with a new baby

A new baby while homeschooling? Having a new baby is usually a welcomed and highly anticipated moment! It’s exciting to think about precious fingers and toes, sweet little smiles and adorable clothes. Friends and family are ready to celebrate with you, most of the time. The addition of another child…

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It’s your choice. Be consistent.

There are a lot of trends in lifestyle choices these days. One can choose their decorating style, diet, fitness routines, wardrobe and appearance, parenting style, relationship preference, sexual orientation and even gender is a choice now, apparently.  There are a lot of fads, things that seem pleasing, generate a lot…

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