Loving the Wounded Child was created in 2017 as a place to share resources, and offer encouragement and hope to parents and caregivers of children who have been impacted by trauma. It’s also a place for the community surrounding these families to get a little peek into the complexities of raising children from hard places. Hopefully, by learning and gaining understanding, those surrounding families impacted by trauma will become better equipped to support them!
A little about me
I’m Lindsey, and I understand the overwhelming struggles that are a very real part of parenting a child with a trauma disorder. I am a mother to a smart, quirky, and incredibly intense 9-year-old boy with a trauma diagnosis. I was a single parent for over 5 years of his life. During this time I was attempting to pick up the pieces of a broken family and somehow make sense of the darkness we came out of while figuring out how to rebuild and help both of us heal. (You can read more about my journey and what led to the vision of Loving the Wounded Child HERE). It’s been a long and often lonely road, but my story now includes incredible grace and redemption, remarriage to an amazing man, and the opportunity to help others through what I’ve learned and experienced.
Resources, Hope, and Healing
Throughout my journey of parenting a traumatized child, I have done a significant amount of researching. I was desperate to find answers– anything that might explain what was going on with my child and what to do to help him.
As a result of this studying, I’ve discovered there are many avenues that may help with the healing of traumatized children. To that end, my goal through this site is to offer suggestions and resources for coping day-to-day, along with direction and hope for healing the whole child: Physically, Mentally/Emotionally, and Spiritually.
Though I am not a professional, I am passionate about doing all I can to help traumatized children and families heal and succeed! I may occasionally deviate and write about something that doesn’t fit neatly into one of those categories, but my primary focus is encouraging families impacted by trauma and providing insight for the surrounding community.
My hope is that with more education, our families, friends, and church family will become better equipped to come alongside us as we tackle the tremendous, yet rewarding task of parenting children from hard places.
The lighter side
In November of 2016, I had the honor of marrying my amazing husband, Tom. He’s an incredible stepfather to my son and jumped “all-in”… officially ending my tenure as a single parent! He’s an amazing partner, and together, we continue to learn how to best parent a child impacted by trauma. We live on a lovely 5 acres in rural Minnesota.
In addition to blogging, I home-school my son and have been self-employed as the owner of a Toxin-free Residential Cleaning Service since 2012.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, going for long walks in nice weather, “foodie” dates with my husband, and connecting with friends and family… usually over coffee!
Despite my desire to be eloquent and elegant, more often than not, I end up tripping over both my words and my feet! (I might be a little clumsy… *Sigh*) However, I have learned to give myself grace, and I hope that you will too, as I share the experiences and resources I’ve discovered to be helpful.
Feel free to reach out with questions or share experiences through my Contact page I look forward to hearing from you!
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