Fiction Fridays 8: "Balloon Wisdom" on

Fiction Fridays 8: “Balloon Wisdom”

It’s Friday! I’ve got something special for you. It’s been another sickly week for me. That’s another side effect of PTSD, by the way. Well parenting two toddlers who go to daycare also, but I have a pretty healthy diet … Continue reading

The question you SHOULD be asking survivors of domestic violence: "Why did you leave?"-answered

The Other Question: Why Did You Leave?

Earlier this year I wrote a post answering the terrible question that everybody asks, or wants to ask, survivors of long-term domestic violence: why did you stay? My hope for that post was that it would provide enough information, which … Continue reading

Book of the Weeks: 4/24-5/7/2017: “Shade’s Children”

This post contains affiliate links. You can view my full affiliate links disclosure at the bottom of any and every page, but, basically, if you purchase this excellent book through the links I put in this post, I will receive … Continue reading

FF 7 Just Another

Fiction Fridays: “Just Another Morning”

Hello! Welcome to Friday. It’s Fiction Fridays #7! Now that my family has gotten over The Plague, I have it. I almost didn’t put anything up today at all..but I created Fiction Fridays for a reason! And that reason was … Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning for the Mentally Ill

It’s that time of year again. The time of year when the sun comes out, and everyone starts writing blog posts about their shiny new homes and their fabulous SPRING CLEANING technique that allowed them to get it done in twenty … Continue reading

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Parenting With Mental Illness: Maria (PPD)

I have been putting together this series behind the curtains for a while now, almost as long as Betty’s Battleground has been live, and I am really excited and honored to launch it today. “Parenting with Mental Illness” is an interview … Continue reading

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Fiction Fridays: The Little Girl And The Copier

It’s #FictionFridays number 6, hooray! As promised last week, I am not going to write a rambling prelude today. Anyway, this story*is* new..I stayed up way too late last night writing it so be sure to check out this fresh-hot-draft! … Continue reading

What Females Are Sick Of-on

Eight Everyday Experiences I Am SICK Of Having As A Female

This female had a garbage weekend. If you have been following my blog at all, you know I’ve actually had a pretty terrible month. I don’t want to go into ALL of it, but for those of you who have … Continue reading

The Betty's Battleground Book of the Weeks 4/10-4/23/17 is "One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest" by Ken Kesey. Click to learn more.

Book of the Weeks 4/10-4/23/17: “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest”

Ahhhhhhh….and we’re back to fiction. I love fiction. One of my daughters is in the hospital with pneumonia right now, poor chicki. She is on the mend, though, so don’t worry. In fact, I expect that she will be out … Continue reading

Does That Work On Velociraptors?

Fiction Fridays: “Does That Work On Velociraptors?”

It’s Friday! Which means it’s Fiction Fridays #5   When I initially published this on Friday the 7th, I wrote a long meandering disclaimer about how extremely stressful my week had been, and why I was posting a story I … Continue reading

The Trauma-Mama Guide To Staying Sober During Triggering

Sober After Trauma: 10 Simple Ways To Prevent Relapse When Triggered

Life is hard. PTSD is hard. Staying sober is hard. When you have PTSD, and an addiction history, and your life suddenly weaponizes against you, staying sober becomes a monumental feat. Right now, my life is a landmine of triggers. I … Continue reading

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Tales From The Other Side: “Trauma Informed Care”

Happy Monday. New week, new prospects. Well I live with PTSD so past trauma is always sticking to me, but I am hoping to at least shed some of last week’s crap. I’m starting to feel better from the interview…and … Continue reading

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The S/O Challenge: Ten Things I LOVE About You

I don’t usually post on Sundays. But I’m making a special exception today. My husband has been feeling down lately. Overworked, exhausted, and missing his family because he works evenings now and doesn’t get to see us much. I have … Continue reading