Philadelphia Domestic Relations Court (aka 34 S. 11th Street) can be a frustrating waste of time for some or an empowering opportunity to obtain justice for others. YOUR particular experience depends on your level of preparation BEFORE you get there. Obtaining court-ordered child support is not difficult, but you need to know what you are [...]
Have you ever wondered how your demeanor and behavior can affect your child? Check out Dr. Tracey Marks’ video on how your stress levels can have an impact on your kids. Be blessed and be sure to check Dr. Marks out at www.beyondtheburnout.com! ! Originally posted 2010-08-23 02:14:01.
On August 22, 2007, I signed away my parental rights. On August 29, 2007, I was running desperately through Durham Regional Hospital trying to get them back. A lot can happen in a week. In order for me to totally explain the situation I found myself in when I realized that I was pregnant, I [...]
Backstory:As the battle continued to break the chains of the demons of abuse and control, the final straw came after I was raped one evening. My children were with a sitter and my mother arrived and took them into her care. She informed me I had no visitation or anything until a hearing came due. [...]
A line from a popular poem titled Children Live What They Learn reads, “If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confident.” For parents, that means setting the stage for self-esteem.
…A week later, on March 26, 2000, I got a disturbing call from my neighbor. “ANGEL COME HOME. YOUR BABY IS BREATHING FUNNY. MITCH RAN OVER MY HOUSE WITH YOUR BABY. YOU NEED TO COME HOME!” Within a few minutes, another neighbor called me, letting me know that Aunya had been rushed to the hospital [...]
The summer of 1998 was crazy. My son’s father got locked up for selling drugs and I got evicted from my apartment after he shot at a neighbor. All of this happened right after the birth of my son, David. For 2 months I had to stay with my god-sister until my new apartment was [...]
Back in 1999 my life changed. I’ll never forget it. It was the week before Christmas. My Husband and I were watching the news about a young woman who went missing a few days before. Immediately, my husband and I started praying for her safe return. My heart went out to the young lady’s family [...]
Did you know that almost five children die every day as a result of child abuse? Did you know that child abuse occurs at every socioeconomic level, across ethnic and cultural lines, within all religions and at all levels of education? Did you know that children who experience child abuse & neglect are 59% more [...]
Dear God, I’ve never done this before, you know, write you a letter to tell you how I feel about you and what you’ve done in my life. You’ve seen me go through so much and I never really took the time to reflect on how far I’ve come. Although I know that you know [...]