Why We Don’t Keep Secrets In Our House

By Melissa Meuzelaar, republished from Denver Moms Blog About a month ago, our family was having dinner with some friends at their house. I walked into the kitchen just as the other mom, while winking at me, handed my son a second cookie and whispered, “shhhh. It’s a secret. Don’t tell your mom.” To my […]

[Poem] It seems one step forward Is seven steps back

She places one foot In front of the other Determined to climb The mountain before her She grabs at the stone She swears she won’t stop Until she’s gripped, clawed and battled Her way to the top Her body is bruised Her fingernails black And it seems one step forward Is seven steps back The […]

In just 30 seconds my brother changed my life forever

It happened “just” twice. But, twice is more than enough to change your life forever. Sexual abuse is often thought of as a long grooming process followed by frequent and ongoing instances of abuse that become more severe over time. However, that is not always the case. Even one incident destroys the victim’s ability to […]

NY bill would nix statute of limitations on child sex abuse

A group of advocates who work to fight child sex abuse is asking New York state lawmakers to eliminate the statute of limitations on certain sex crimes committed against minors. Legislation that would eliminate the time restraints on the reporting of child sex abuse is pending in the state’s Legislature. Advocates plan to gather at […]