Author Archives: The Sisterwives

don't believe the lies anymore April 27

A Recovery Story

Addiction, alcoholism, and abuse….in my experience these three things touch the lives of almost everyone. The blessed few who are spared the devastation of these demons are just that…..blessed. Not all of us who have lived with addiction of one kind or another or been the victim of abuse at the hands of another have […]

April 21

I Am My Own Sovereign

Rachel is someone I feel a connection to, though I am only just getting to know her. Her blog name, The Misfits Of A Mountain Mama, caught my eye being an Appalachian girl myself. And her words, the way she writes, is melodic and intoxicating. But more than any of that, she’s tough as nails. […]

April 17

Is This Thing On? Next Week, On the Sisterwives…

    Sometimes from the ashes of pain and abuse rise strength and resilience. Tuesday you will read how one survivor persevered. Stories like this are the reason we are here. Stories like this make me proud to be a part of this community. Join us Tuesday as The Misfit Mountain Mama shares her powerful […]

April 13


Sometimes it’s the boy next door. Sometimes it’s someone else. The relationships we have when we are too young to know better can set the stage for who and how we love the rest of our lives. Time can blur the focus of the memory, or sharpen it with perspective. Please join me in welcoming Kelly […]

April 10

Is This Thing On? Next Week, on The Sisterwives…

You remember the one.  That one, that relationship, that boy – the one you never told your parents about, because you knew what would happen.  Because you knew they would think it was wrong – and maybe it was – and you didn’t care. Next week, on Sister Wives, join That Shameless Hussy and her guest, Kelly, of Queen […]

March 23

Oops, I Shamed Again

Dear friends, today you will have the pleasure of Briton, aka Punk Rock Papa, and his beautiful words of wisdom. His prose will touch your soul and lift your spirits. Read with care and soak up every profound word of love and light. The Dalai Lama should bow to the spirit of this devoted father. […]

March 20

Is This Thing On? Next Week On the SisterWives

Do you crave laughter like I do? I seek out people who make me laugh. And what makes me laugh might make you roll your eyes or gasp in shock. Doesn’t matter, as long as we all get a good laugh every once in a while, right? Next week I have a huge treat for […]

March 17

Compassion and racism – a #1000Speak post

Sometimes you have the good fortune to make a friend who isn’t afraid to hold strong, valid opinions, and voice them. Frequently; Out There and Unapologetically. It is inspiring to see someone who is absolutely determined that people should think aright, and who is willing to run the risk of ending up in confrontation with […]

March 13

IS THIS THING ON? Next week on The Sisterwives

    When I was reminded that it’s my turn to have charge of the Sisterwives blog next week, my eyes lit up with glee (eventually, once I realised the serendipity of the timing) because next week I’m going to be diving back into the world of 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion. March 20th marks […]

parenting unexpected trigger March 12

The Trigger Points Anthology

Last November, we shared Dawn’s courageous story, Tattered Soul. You may also remember the The Trigger Points Anthology, a project she and Joelle, a fellow survivor, mother, and blogger started to support others who no longer want to feel alone, who want to find a community where there are others who understand completely what they are living with day in […]

March 09

No One Talks About It

Fear. Judgement. Discrimination. This is the short list associated with the the stigma of mental illness and the effects are devastating to not only those who live with it, but the family members who love them. Please welcome Leah who simply wants you to hear her message when it comes to perpetuating the stigma of […]

March 06

Is This Thing On? Next Week On The Sisterwives

  The stigma associated with mental illness is so very devastating to those who are touched by it. Next week Leah Vidal of Little Miss Wordy shares her thoughts on that surrounding silence and fear that many will be able to relate to. Also, look for an update on an incredible anthology project from  one our fearless contributors, Dawn […]

March 04

Calling All Writers!

We want to hear your stories – your struggles, your trials, your triumphs….whether those stories make us cry, make us cheer, or make us laugh – we want to hear them.  All topics welcome.  Please visit our submissions page and be a part of the Sisterwives project – because together, we are stronger.

March 02

A Mother Erased

Mother-daughter relationships can be incredibly complex and difficult to navigate, because in each other they see the best and the worst of themselves.  Please join us in welcoming the author of A Mother Erased, as she shares her heartbreaking and personal story of estrangement, abandonment, and hope. It was a warm September day, but my body froze […]

February 27


  Mothers and their daughters. Is there a relationship more complicated? More fraught with emotion and sensitivities? Next week on Sisterwives, two women examine these complexities and walk us through how it has affected them. Join us Monday and Thursday as we hear from the woman behind the blog AMotherErased and our own Shameless Hussy.