Tag Archives: Parenting

April 09

The Man(di) Cave: Girls Gone Wild

   So, Tuesday the guys had their turn in the Man(di) Cave. Now it’s our turn. Because equality.   What’s one thing you feel confident you know about men?   Michelle– They are kind of smelly and not as good at handling emotional situations. Beth– They are always thinking about sex. They can be manipulated […]

April 06

The Man (di) Cave Debut

Men fascinate me. I grew up in a house surrounded by testosterone, and I always thought I understood those strange creatures of the opposite sex. But the more conversations I have with my brothers, my my male friends, with my husband, the more I realize I really know nothing other than they like boobs and […]

March 19

Building from Bullying: Your Voice Matters (a #1000Speak post)

Since January, I’ve had an astonishing, whirlwind ride, and somehow ended up in the middle of the 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion movement. Our inaugural effort was FABULOUS and got SO many people talking, and writing, about compassion. We decided we wanted to do MORE than just the one-off event, and came up with a […]

February 16

Everything I know about my son, I learned from Philip Seymour Hoffman

I am thrilled that my first official act as a Sisterwife is to introduce Kathleen O’Donnell’s story about her son and his addiction. If I could stretch my arms through the interwebz and find Kathleen, I would grab her and hold on to her because mothers of substance abusers need each other. We live in a special […]

January 12

We Are Parents

I met this hilarious, lovable rogue on Facebook, and he quickly became a dear friend. Briton Underwood is well known on Facebook as “Punk Rock Papa,” a man who unabashedly loves being a father. Besides writing his own blog, Briton recently co-founded a hot new blog collective, “Original Bunker Punks.” He’s funny, sweet, genuine, and the […]

November 20

Raised in hell, but still parenting well

Today’s post is another on parenting, this time in response to Dawn’s incredible piece a couple of weeks ago, about how parenting proved to be a completely unexpected source of triggers for her, due to her being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. This piece exploded into the Sisterwives’ submissions queue, and I couldn’t wait […]

November 17

Don’t Cry, Mom

I first ‘met’ Kathleen through a blogging group, where I was immediately impressed by her lively, engaging spirit, and her support and encouragement of others. She’s someone who you want to listen to (a good thing for an author, right?). Here’s the thing, though – she writes hard things beautifully, in ways which seem to […]

parenting unexpected trigger November 06

Parenting-An Unexpected Trigger

On Tuesday, Dawn courageously shared a part of her story with us. You may have noticed that she touched briefly on a project she and a fellow survivor, mother, and blogger are starting to support others who no longer want to feel alone, who want to find a community where there are others who understand completely […]

September 11

My Special Needs Son Made Me Beautiful

Kristi is one of my very favourite writers to read (if that makes sense). I stumbled across her blog, quite by accident, and very rapidly found myself hooked; on her words, on her thoughts, on the way she constructed her sentences, and above all, on the way she is absolutely *determined* to make the world […]