• Charlotte

    the Fragments: what we have to offer when things get hard

    Sometimes you just need to know that everything is going to be okay. Even, if you can change nothing. If things have gone all wrong, if you feel at your absolute worst, if it seems like your heart will never stop breaking. even if everything seems to fall apart around you…no matter what. No. Matter. What. Everything, is going to be okay! I’ve recently had a string of really hard life choices to make. Nothing made any decision, any easier. However, that never stopped me from searching for the magic pill! I mean, who wouldn’t want things to be easier?! Truthfully, there are still days when I feel like I…

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    Child Mapping: Investing in Your Child’s Future

    Child mapping is a unique way to plan for your child’s future. It involves knowing your child’s strengths, needs and future dreams. Most child mapping processes are used with children who have special needs, however, in my opinion all types of children can benefit from this type of life structure. This is NOT a quick fix for current issues or a replacement for proper assistance (like IEPs or professional therapy). Nor is this a guarantee that your child will hit the mark (like becoming President of the United States…). Finally, it’s NOT a way to control them or make them everything YOU wish you were (lets be real, they never…

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    Saving Yourself: In Trauma

    I Can’t, I Just Can’t… One bag of peanut M&Ms, a large Diet Coke, half a bag of chips and salsa, a handful of ibuprofen, and I think we hit about 8:15 AM! Waaaaaaahhhhh, I can’t, I just can’t today. Floor covered in broken, stomped on, and more than likely half chewed cereal, spilled juice that’s starting to turn into sweet glue, a smell that seems to be radiating from my unclean body, and a toddler who is 3 hours late for his nap! I can’t, I just can’t today.   If your days are just as hectic and crazy and disheartening and painful then maybe you can relate to…

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    5 Sayings You Need Everyday

    When pain and frustration hang around like that extra 10 pounds you just can’t get rid of, take heart, that’s why God gave us memes and graphic t-shirts and wooden plaques! Each message filled with soul stinging, truth telling, belly laughing sayings and quotes that help us take one more step. Here are 5 of my favorites: I CAN’T ADULT TODAY Because let’s be real, none of us knew what we were wishing for when we were 15 years old, yearning for the second we would turn 18 and we could be adults and finally make all our own decisions, free of parent tyranny (bwahahaha). Being the “Adult” is not…

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    I Will Not Forget

    “There are miles between this place and the distance I must go There are choices I must make along this winding road Though questions come along my way there is one thing that I know I will not forget where I’ve come from or where I’m going” (Hilary Weeks, song ‘I Will Not Forget’) click here for album It’s so easy to forget who we are and what our individual purpose is along this rough path we walk. There are days that I have never been so alone and misunderstood. Days where it takes every effort just to crawl out of bed to take my kids to school, just to…