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Author Archives: Matt Rainwater

Group Therapy

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How Can You Love What You Don’t Understand?

THE BACKSTORY: Me and Marco have  somewhat different tactics when engaging with proselytizers, but to be fair the guy seemed a decent human being.  And he did actually ask a couple questions that intersected with our philosophies and politics, especially around distrust of American Empire and oppressive governance.  Sometimes I wonder if the future political […]

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Coparenting Crisis Line.

THE BACKSTORY: Blue really did call at the right time on that day, I was freaked out as to what was going to happen to our child and they were upset in a way I had never heard them upset.  I really felt terrified I had permanently broke the baby by not catching them in […]

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Adjusting To Daddy’s New Do.

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Practice Eases Our Anxieties

THE BACKSTORY: Our child still misses their Mama but more and more they engage with their friends and family and build closer connections with everyone around them.

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Mama Separation Anxiety

THE BACKSTORY: Separation anxiety is hard for both baby and parents, it’s weird to be away from your child for more than 4 hours at a time, after you start to wonder if they’re going to be alright and what’s going to happen if you’re not there.  But after time, it gets easier.  Slowly but […]

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Working Towards A Dream.

THE BACKSTORY: For the last quarter of 2017, Blue had been extensively training to learn a trade and she recently joined a carpenter’s union after all that work.  This period of time has been very anxiety inducing for our child as their Mama has been away from the house for long hours at a time.  […]

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Tofu Projections

THE BACKSTORY: Our child’s been doing a lot of their emotional processing through toys and anthropomorphic animal dolls, but also it’s helping them generally open up about everything they’re thinking and feeling.  I’m amazed every day at the new things I hear them think and say, each day they come awake more and more.   […]

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From Object Permanence To Projected Impermanence.

THE BACKSTORY: All of our pets have died in the last 6 months, and each time one passed, our child seemed to register it more.  The day before I took Bruce (our last guinea pig, brother to Fabio, who passed before him) to be put to sleep, we told them to say goodbye and completely […]

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There Are No Safe Words With A Toddler.

THE BACKSTORY: The beginning of 2018 has involved so many things in so few weeks and we’re trying to play catch up now, but here’s a little snippet of our moving experience as we change houses yet again to escape the predatory rent hikes of Portland landlords. We’re now moving further out into the suburbs […]

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