Who am I? It sounds like a simple question. But nothing in my life is simple.
I’m a mother and a fighter,
a music teacher, an editor,
a ‘retired’ karate instructor.
a voracious reader,
a beach lover,
a divorcee, a second wife.
I’ve been through a lot of trauma and a lot of transitions, and I’m always on the hunt for healing: physical, emotional, and spiritual. And I love to write about all of it!
I’m also an anti-porn activist.
At first I had two blogs: a ‘normal’ mommy blog (public) and a space to write about my healing and recovery work (private). But one day I wondered … why am I hiding this?
Mama Crossroads is where my two worlds collide. Because I want to be real. And in real life, I’m both. I’m a mother AND a fighter.
In short: I hate porn. I have watched it destroy good people. I have witnessed the dark, nightmarish, caustic effects pornography has on addicts and loved ones; those who have been trafficked to create it; and those who have been physically, emotionally, and sexually abused in its wake.
I’m constantly trying to find my niche in all of this. And for the most part, I keep coming back home. That might not be the answer for everyone. Mamas are different. And MAMAS RULE! But this is what works for me.
When I am floundering, this quote anchors me:
“A child needs a mother more than all the things money can buy … Take time to always be at the crossroads when your children are either coming or going–when they leave and return from school–when they leave and return from dates–when they bring friends home. Be there at the crossroads whether your children are six or sixteen.” ~E. Benson
Want to hear my story from the beginning? Start with my Flashbacks. Otherwise, come by my site for weekly, monthly or sporadic posts. This changes depending on … well … life … at any given moment.