Tag Archive | children

Getting Free

I am a warrior, and I will fight for my inner peace to the death. My battle with depression as an adult – thankfully – is not the same as it was when I was 14. 20 years ago (sheesh, 20 years?) I felt I had absolutely nothing to live for.  I’d tried cutting my […]

Daydreamin and I Aint Thinkin of You

Sometimes I fantasize about what my life would be like without children. There are times when motherhood becomes a bit overwhelming and I just need to take a mental break. It’s usually when I’m in the bathroom, because it’s the only place I can be alone during my three year old’s waking hours. She has […]

Liberation through Queer Parenting

I was very nervous about coming out to my oldest daughter, then 11. This was a new feeling for me in the coming out process, the nervousness. Aside from my best friend, I didn’t give a shit about what people thought, and fortunately, coming out was very easy for me. But with my baby girl, […]

Book Review: “Simon Says,” by Theresa Davis

“Simon Says” is the fifth self-published book by world-renowned poet and spoken word artist, Theresa Davis. In this book of poetry and prose, Davis gives the readers a peek into her world as an educator and mother of school-aged children, covering issues such as bullying, reluctant students, and latchkey kids who were too soon made […]

Best/Lessons of 2012

12: I hosted my first art show. It was very small and private, but I loved it. I felt very Bette Porter, and it gave me a glimpse into a possible new career venture. One that, as of February 4th, 2013, is looking more like a reality for me. 11: Letting go of my ex. She […]

Some thoughts on Unconventional Motherhood

I am currently a non-custodial parent of my 13-year old daughter. When she, her father and I sat down to discuss my move to another state for a job, we allowed her to decide with which parent she wanted to live. She decided to stay with her father. She has always been a Daddy’s girl, […]

Sex, Motherhood and the Teenage Daughter

My oldest daughter turns 14 this year. I lost my virginity exactly one month after my 14th birthday. Guess who’s nervous. I don’t know about all mothers, but one of my greatest fears is that my children will repeat my mistakes. I led a very “lesson-filled” youth. And I’ve held on to those lessons so […]