Life can be serious business.

I’m on Scary Mommy!

Scary Mommy

I’m so excited to be sharing over at Scary Mommy today. I’m discussing a difficult subject, but one that is very close to my heart and always on my mind as a mother. Click on the link to read my story, on how being a survivor of childhood sexual abuse has effected me in raising my daughter. As always, please share your thoughts.  ~Dawn

Raising A Girl

8 thoughts on “I’m on Scary Mommy!”

  1. I shared your excellent post on my FB page, Dawn. I am the mother of a survivor, my precious daughter who was abused over several years by someone my husband and I mentored, trusted, and thought we knew well. I see how carefully she monitors any encounters on behalf of her girls with that “uh-oh” feeling, and am so proud of the amazing mother she has become. Hugs to you today. – Fawn

    1. Fawn, thank you so much. Your story is so damn common. It’s incredibly frustrating. Your daughter is lucky to have you as a mom, someone that listened to her and supported her in a way that has allowed her to raise her own children in a healthy way. Much love.

  2. Thank you for your brave post over at Scary Mommy. I too struggle with some of the same feelings raising my daughters. I am so glad to find your blog. Similarly, I left my career became a SAHM, which triggered a slight identity crisis then started writing/blogging. Writing keeps me sane. I too love Ani. 🙂

    1. Wow. Talk about kindred spirits. That is exactly my story! I’m so glad you found me as well. I’m so glad I pushed fear aside and wrote this. And especially that I was able to share it on a platform like Scary Mommy.

  3. Oh my gosh, Dawn , I’ve been waiting for a post like yours to come along! I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by my father, and now I’m mum to a 2yo girl and a newborn boy. I think about it everyday; some days I even struggle to trust my (completely trustworthy) husband and tie myself up in knots. I worry about being hypervigilent, and, at the same time, about not being vigilant enough! Thank you for your article. It helps so much to know there’s others out there. 🙂

    1. There are so very many of us out here. That has been made even clearer to me since this article was published. Your fear of trust and hyper vigilance are valid fears and struggles I think all us survivors have. We just don’t talk about it. I don’t think we ever feel allowed to because it makes other people uncomfortable. It frustrates me to no end. Thank you for reading and supporting me with this. I couldn’t do it without it.

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