Be a One Woman Riot

When I was a kid, if my siblings and I argued or made too much noise, we were put on silence. Silence meant we were not allowed to speak or make any noise. If we found a way to communicate through spelling letters through sign language or motioning, we might even be put on frozen …

Why Spanking is Bad for YOU

This post was inspired by the way a neighbor treated his little girl this week.  Hey Struggling Parent, It doesn't matter what they did or didn’t do, this is about you. For whatever reason, your blood pressure is up, your blood is boiling and you want the release of making your child feel pain so they …

To Spank or Not to Spank?

One of the biggest reasons I struggle with my parents is because they still feel they have the right to tell me what to do–what kind of music to listen to, how to vote, how to spend my money and how to worship God. For the first twenty years of my life, their will was …

‘Twas the Night Before Freedom

'Twas the night before Freedom, when all through the house, Siblings were arriving each bringing their spouse. Memos had been sent to the family with care In hopes Flying Monkeys would become more aware. The Golden child was gleeful, while others felt dread 'Cause visions of inheritance spun in her head. The Scapegoat with coffee, sat …

Being Yourself is NOT Selfish

Somewhere in Religious Narcia, a narcissist started the rumor that anything with the word self in it is selfish. They claim individuality is wrong so only those who give up self for group-think are morally right. This fallacy isn’t biblical and comes from black and white thinking–or rather no thinking at all, since it’s merely a repetition from …

So Long Flying Monkeys

Who doesn't like a monkey--unless it's a flying monkey. I don't know about you, but I love to go to the zoo and I could watch the monkeys for hours. Monkeys see and monkeys do. They love to imitate and respond to facial expressions. A few years ago, one of my nephews (who shall remain unnamed) …

Parental Bullying for Religious Reasons?

I rarely post anything of a political nature, but this falls into the dysfunctional family and emotional abuse category. Glenn Beck recently told his viewers to shove their children against a wall to reinforce their religious beliefs. “Well, they’re going to cry,” Beck says. “I’ll hurt their feelings. PUSH ‘EM! Because if you don’t do …