Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos

Kelly K has learned the five steps to surviving of motherhood: 1) Don't get mad. Grab your camera. 2) Take a photograph. 3) Blog about it. 4) Laugh. 5) Repeat. She shares these tales at Dances with Chaos in order to preserve what tiny amount of sanity remains. You can also find her on her sister blog, Writing with Chaos (www.writingwithchaos.com) sharing memoir and engaging in her true love: fiction writing. It's cheaper than therapy.
Kelly K @ Dances with Chaos has written 12 posts for I Survived the Mean Girls

Bullied from Kindergarten through Senior Year: Surviving Until College – By “M”

Today’s guest is “Anonymous M” – sharing her tale of how both her peers and teachers bullied her throughout the first twelve years of school. Please welcome her. * * * I was bullied from the first day of kindergarten to the last day of year twelve. The first thing I remember from kindergarten was … Continue reading

Living with the Mean Girl – By Jane A.

Today’s story is one needing to be told, but because it deals with the complicated issues of a family, it will be credited to “Jane Anonymous”. It deals with the heartbreak of living with your bully, and having no one believe you. * * * Two comments or their variations fill my childhood:  “Kids will be … Continue reading

I Was a Mean Girl – by Renée Schuls-Jacobson

Today we have a new perspective: the one of a reformed “mean girl”. As an adult I find her funny and kind to all, so please be supportive. I always said this site was for both sides, because only in hearing both, can we truly grasp how and why mean girls exist and thrive. I … Continue reading

The Facade – by Galit B.

Today Galit shares a piece of a memory and how it affects her now as a mother. She has a gift with words so be sure to check out her blog, These Little Waves. * * * I scrape my feet against the sidewalk. A breeze blows wisps of my banana-clipped hair against my cheeks. … Continue reading

Hazing the New Girl – By Kris M.

Today’s post comes from Kris M., who moved seven times before graduating high school, attending four different high schools in the process. She ran across all kinds of people – mostly good. But some really bad one’s too. * * * I could smell the smoke from the Marlboro Light cigarettes hanging in the air. … Continue reading

The Inner Mean Girl Channeling R. Lee Ermey

This isn’t about mean girls. Yet somehow, it is. Today I wrote a guest post for The Red Dress Club, the online writer’s group that inspired me to first talk about my experiences. It’s about a writer’s “inner voice”, but it can apply to anything in our lives. My loud voice resembles R. Lee Ermey, … Continue reading

The Bridging Ceremony – by Nancy C.

Today is a tale of hurt in a different situation: an adult to a child. Because careless words, even if not meant to be malicious, can hurt. Nancy C shares her story, how such a seemingly small thing made an impact, and how her mother helped her heal. * * * My mom let me … Continue reading

April Fool’s – By Leighann

Sorry for the delay of this post, the stay at home mother Groundhog Day had me confused about what day of the week today is. Please welcome Leighann, who perfectly captures the constant doubt we suffer, and why we kept going back for more. * * * It was April Fools Day and I was … Continue reading

When You’re Smart and Attend 17 Different Schools: by Phyllis P

Phyllis P shares a childhood filled with being the outsider – until someone changed it all. * * * My family moved around a lot because of my father’s job.  Between kindergarten and 12th grade, I attended 17 different schools. I was always the outsider. Always “the new kid.”  I was good at school; I … Continue reading

Maybe 7th Grade Might Fade – by Erin

Maybe 7th grade might fade – by Erin “Hey, I was just over talking to Kristen and Pam, and they wanted me to tell you that they don’t want you to hang out with them anymore,” she said. (and yes Kristen and Pam are their real names, because changing them only protects the innocent and … Continue reading

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