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Dating: A Cautionary Tale All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else. MAE WEST For the alcoholic/addict woman, the dos and don’ts of dating are convoluted and complex. Dating for anyone today is like a minefield, but for recovering women who already have a history of disastrous relationships, […]
Hi all you sober moms out there. I don’t know about you, but staying sober AND trying to raise children is like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride at Disneyland. Are you barely hanging on, throwing your hands up and screaming? Have no fear…Tinkerbelle is here! Yes, with my magic fairy dust I have started this blog just for you. It’s based on my new book due out next month. It’s a guide book with 26 different topics I wish I had when I was raising my kids as a sober mom. Here’s a little sneak peak from chapter 3 on Exhaustion!
Self-Care Tools to Survive the Not-So-Merry Holidays Bells are ringing, chestnuts are roasting, and Santa’s on his way, and you smile to all passersby, saying “Happy holidays” when really you want to vomit up fruitcake. The holidays can be so stressful. The shopping, traffic, lines at the stores, events at work and school can turn […]
Guilt is the constant companion of the alcoholic or addict, maybe even more so for a woman. Every mother feels guilt about her parenting from time to time. That’s doubly true for women have created drama and caused distress for their children by drinking or using—possibly inflicting psychological damage. In my new FREE ebook, “A […]
I hope you enjoy this article by my friend and colleague, Abby Medcalf. If mornings are easy for you, you’re never late for anything and you’re always in a good mood when you leave your house at 8:00am, then you don’t need to read this and you can go back to your perfect life (and I’ll […]
The baby is crying, the dog is barking, your husband is snoring, and you look over at the clock and realize you went to bed just five hours ago. You grab the baby; let the dog out, and sleep- walk to the coffee pot. The dishes from the night before are still piled high in […]
My fear of abandonment is exceeded only by my terror of intimacy. — ETHLIE ANN VARE In when I got sober in 1999-I put down the alcohol and picked up another addiction – Men! My sponsor tried to warn me against having a relationship that soon. But I thought those guidelines didn’t apply to […]
When a woman becomes her own best friend, life is easier. — DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Being a sober mom is my greatest blessing, and it can also be my most challenging endeavor. In all my years of motherhood, not once did I hear my children say, “Hey, mom, why don’t you sit down and relax? […]
Being a sober mom is my greatest blessing, and it can also be my most challenging endeavor. In all my years of motherhood, not once did I hear my children say, “Hey, Mom, why don’t you sit down and relax? Let me bring you a cup of tea!” Nor did Mary Poppins or Alice […]
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A Sober Mom’s Guide to Recovery Taking Care of Yourself to Take Care of Your Kids by Rosemary O’Connor All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
— MAE WEST For the alcoholic single person the dos and don’ts of dating are convoluted and complex. Dating for anyone today […]