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The Shocking Truth About Supermom

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 […]

Love Relationship Dysfunction

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 […]

Self-Care in Recovery

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 […]

Dating: A Cautionary Tale

  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 […]

How to Have Fun In Sobriety

Having fun and celebrating in recovery is a must. The early days of my drinking were lots of fun. I was a party girl, and my friends called me Wild Rose. Back in high school my girlfriends and I started our nights of fun with a bottle of ninety-nine cent Tickle Pink wine apiece—we called […]