Making the grade

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My very first laundry buddy, Camden. He’s almost 8 now.

Hey, mamas. Have you ever had someone walk into your house and ask the big question:

“What have you been doing all day?”


Whenever this happens, I find myself scrambling for some sort of neat checklist to deliver so that I can get an A+ in motherhood.

Not only that, but often during my run-of-the-mill motherhood day, I mentally create said lists so that if asked, I can prove to anyone, anytime  that I am, indeed, useful and productive during the day.

At the same time I have often wondered: Can’t you see it when you walk in my door? Can’t you look around and see the evidence of “what I have been doing all day”? This morning it hit me.

More often than not, there is no evidence. You cannot walk into our homes and see it, touch it, or smell it. Great motherhood happens all around…

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High Surf Advisory for Southern California Beaches Warns of Rare 10 to 15 Foot Waves

Originally posted on KTLA:

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A high surf advisory for Southern California beaches warned Tuesday that potential breakers of 10 to 15 feet may cause the largest surf seen in recent years in these areas.

A rare high surf with waves of 10 to 15 feet was expected for several days at Southern California beaches beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

A rare high surf with waves of 10 to 15 feet was expected for several days at Southern California beaches beginning Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

The advisory was issued for Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara and Orange County beaches, from  Tuesday through 6 p.m. Friday, the National Weather Service stated.

“Very strong rip currents and long shore currents will likely create extremely dangerous and life threatening conditions for anyone,” the high surf advisory stated. “Surf this large will have the potential to cause structural damage and significant beach erosion.”

Surf was expected to increase rapidly Tuesday, with peak breakers hitting beaches Wednesday and slowly diminishing through Friday.

The unsafe swimming and surfing conditions were caused by Hurricane Marie,  located several hundred miles off Cabo…

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Famous Disappearances In The Bermuda Triangle

Originally posted on They Are Lying To You:

A great article emailed to me today. Author is unknown.

Over the past centuries, many ships and air planes have disappeared or met with fatal accidents in the triangular area on Atlantic known as Bermuda Triangle. In several cases, no trace of the ships and aircraft has been found after the disappearances even after having done thorough search operations in an around the ocean area where such incidents took place.

Such incidents of disappearances have been known since 1400s and have continued even in 21st century. While there are various explanations and theories behind such incidents, in many cases the mystery has remained unexplained.

In a shocking incident of 1945, a whole bunch of five training flights that took off from Florida naval base under the leadership of an experienced captain, never returned to the base. All are clueless as to what may have happened to it. In fact a…

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When you were there I breathed a prayer for you

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He knows your heart of thanksgiving, yet full of burdens.

I prayed that you will cast your cares on Him for He cares for you.

I prayed that you will find Him as your Refuge and strength.


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Do We Take The Time To Teach Others?

Originally posted on Blog:

SIH HALTAL ICONNow we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all [men].
See that none render evil for evil unto any [man]; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all [men].
(1 Thessalonians 5:14-15)

For the SIH devotional on this subject:

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I want to tell but I feel so cursed if I do

Originally posted on Walking through the desert:

I want to tell when people ask what is wrong. I want to be transparent because the secret is killing me. But when I do not hide it and I say the words “I have an eating disorder” most of the time I am met by silence and I begin in that moment to regret I even dared to open my mouth. In that moment it feels like it really is my deepest darkest most dirtiest secret.

And I want to implode. I want to hide in shame. I want to simply stop breathing. I cannot think of any other thing to do. Why do I even try. I feel like my heart could stop beating at this moment. And I want so badly for it to.

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I don’t have to keep your dirty secrets, anymore.

Originally posted on Healing From Complex Trauma & PTSD/CPTSD:

Throughout my 43 years, I have never had anyone in my life, care enough to want to know about the sexual abuse I suffered as a child.

I’ve used the term paedophile, and people just assume what happened. But, no-one has ever asked me if I need to share the details. My mother didn’t care. She was too busy blaming me for the paedophile abusing my sister. I have nightmares still about seeing him abusing her.

Since childhood, no-one has ever wanted to know if I need to share these details.

So, they remained a dirty, vile, shameful secret inside me.

Secrets my inner child still feels, still has deep fear about.

Secrets my inner child still feels deep shame, blame and guilt about.

Even in counselling, it’s been made clear that exposure therapy, is not appropriate, and I’ve always agreed with that. Until now. Yes, exposure therapy can be re-traumatising. But, keeping…

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