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Will the Cuff keep you safe?

Sometimes I joke that if I could implant my daughter with a microchip like I have my dog, I’d sleep better at night. Just a little GPS chip sown in somewhere, behind her ear, under her armpit, beneath her scalp, a little square of safety that could be activated if there were ever an abduction or…

What Peppers, Self-Care, & November have in common

The term self-care kind of makes me cringe. It makes me think of forgetting to wear deodorant, of unshaven legs, of the harried, chaotic life I’ve been leading lately. In fact, maybe that’s why it gives me the willies, because it’s something I need to work on a whole helluva lot more. And in actuality,…

Thank You

When I shared my story about surviving childhood sexual abuse, I had no idea that the WordPress Community would wrap their arms around me with the biggest, baddest, virtual hug I have ever received. I had no idea that so many people like me would share their own stories, their pain, and their hope for…

Pictures & Predators: Turning your back on the dangers of the Internet

The pedophiles, they’re everywhere.  They’re your neighbors.  They’re your teachers.  They’re the man behind the register at the convenience store.  They’re brothers, and uncles, and friends.  Watch out for water parks, and amusement parks, and parks in general.  Stay out of pet stores.  And big box stores.  And schools, especially schools.  Even female teachers cannot…