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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Homeschool 101: Homeschooling during crisis

Homeschooling can be challenging all by itself. What do you do if, heaven-forbid, disaster strikes and suddenly there’s a loss of a job or even a spouse? What do you do when you end up moving, pregnant or even just sick (longer than a few days of cold or flu)?…

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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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