2016, Blogger, cadie, DID, dissociative identity disorder, dogs, health, howard, Mama, safe, safety, sensory overload, service dog, social interaction, walking, zoning out

and we all fall down….

howard's nose, because its cute. he's a 1 year old black lab.sometimes we fall down. a lot of times we fall down. maybe not so much literally fall down, more figuratively. but still, falling is falling, right?it was walk time this morning. bella was out and mama suggested that bella take howard with her. howard… Continue reading and we all fall down….

2016, Blogger, emotion, fear, fire, firepit, Kaysie, Mama, scars, social interaction, trauma, trust

Around the Fire Pit

I took this picture last night while being social! I was in the living room with Mama yesterday afternoon. Mama says "My friend is having a fire tonight and I really want to go." I looked up from my phone long enough to mumble "Go for it. I'll watch the other kids." Don't judge. I was… Continue reading Around the Fire Pit

2016, Blogger, inside world, Jessa, shadows, social interaction

Balance Between Inside and Outside

Inside world is in chaos. We have shadows causing all kinds of frustration and discomfort. We have been battling this, or at least trying to manage all of this since Friday and its been intense and depressing.Long story short, we have a baby in our forest inside. The baby is sheltered and safe but sleeping… Continue reading Balance Between Inside and Outside

anxiety, Blogger, DID, dissociative identity disorder, emotion, family, fear, headache, Jessa, Mama, Mia, raw, scars, social interaction, transition, vulnerability

Heroes

That's the truth. We are just kids. The body may be 34 years old, and our littles may be more advanced in some areas than chronological children, but we are just kids. We range in age from 4-17 years old and we have some stunning lacking skills in the area of social skills and emotional… Continue reading Heroes

changes, emotion, family, fear, love, messy, raw, social interaction, transition

Except when we don't. Because we are a family and we are real. And lately, we do "leave people out, hurt feelings, yelling, door slamming, frustration, and unrealistic demands of each other". Awesome, huh?We're a new family. We are still transitioning and learning how to be a family. Every single person in this family... from… Continue reading

Blogger, DID, dissociative identity disorder, emotion, headache, Mama, Mia, social interaction, writing

I just now finally found this blog again. Not one of us could remember what the name was. I'm glad we found it because we badly want to write and we couldn't figure out where to write.Figuring out what to write isn't hard. It's a pain using the phone to write but right now it's… Continue reading