Loving Supermom {www.boldlytanya.com}

Loving Supermom

Feb 12th, 2018 Lessons Learned

She let out one last sigh of defeat that pierced my hard self-righteous heart. Here was a woman – a sister – disheveled and broken because of the turn her life had taken, and I haughtily sat there convinced she brought it on herself.

You know you are being nasty when you are taken aback by your own level of nastiness.

Who's Your God? {www.boldlytanya.com} guest post @ thebarefootblog.com

Who’s Your God {{Guest Post}}

Jun 18th, 2017 Lessons Learned

When my writer-sister-friend Kaitlin, at thebarefootblog.com, invited me to participate in her #wifehack series I high-fived myself and said yes almost immediately (because she’s adorable, we drink our creamer coffee the same way, and I copy her a lot). Then I felt sweaty and anxious because wifing is hard. After nearly thirteen years, I don’t have it figured out, not even on my best days. But…

Taming Trauma :: a guest post at Cisneros Cafe {www.boldlytanya.com}

Taming Trauma :: A Guest Post @ Cisneros Cafe

Trauma is a tricky beast, always festering and feeding, hoping to eat you alive from the inside out. You survive it, accept it, and hopefully thrive in spite of it. But you are never rid of it. It lingers like the scars it inflicts.

By eighteen years of age, I experienced seven different types of childhood trauma. I handled my trauma by pretending it wasn’t there. As each new trauma visited, I ripped off that piece and hid it away.

Abandonment.

Abuse.

Neglect.

Eventually, all seven traumas were sealed away and buried deep inside.

But trauma chafes and enflames. Although I quarantined my infected parts, they still rotted. The stench permeated my good parts, spoiling them, too. I kept hacking and concealing, but I couldn’t keep up.

My Faulty Understanding {www.boldlytanya.com}

My Faulty Understanding

May 2nd, 2017 Faith, Lessons Learned

I enjoy listening to the Bible.com app while I prepare breakfast. It has a two-fold benefit. First, and most obvious, I am in the Word. Second, the kids listen, too. It keeps morning squabbles at bay while filling them with the Word, too. Last week, we were proceeding with our morning routine as usual. Clothes were being changed, teeth were being brushed, and coffee was being…

I’m Doing This Afraid

Sep 5th, 2016 Lessons Learned

To feel fear doesn’t mean that you’re a coward. Boldness is taking action in the presence of fear. Do it afraid!” – Joyce Meyer I have toyed with this blog for years. It has been a play thing. A little curio kept in my pocket to exercise my craft and give the pretense of progress and effort. I have been inconsistent at best. At worst, I have completely abandoned…