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Motherhood Made Me Want To Drink

I was five and a half years sober when I had my daughter. I was active in my recovery.  Then a familiar obsession started creeping back.

Unpacking our Past to Face the Future

While we walked the aisles and found the perfect Anna and Elsa backpack and matching lunchbox, I told her that in two years I was going to bring her back for a new backpack for the first day of kindergarten.

It’s Okay To Be Human In Recovery

I want to make it clear that it is not my intention to bash 12-step programs; I love them. I’ve been an active member of one since the day I got clean. I’m grateful for every suggestion I’ve ever received,… Read More

Sometimes Being A Mom Is Tough No Matter What

I question every meltdown my children have, because I think maybe it’s because I am a recovering alcoholic.

Most days I feel grateful for all that recovery has given me. On days like this, I feel sad for all that addiction took away.

On Days Like This, I Feel Sad

As an addict, I must learn to deal with my emotions in healthier ways. The emotional struggle of the day is guilt. I should feel happy and complete sitting here, feeding my six-month-old breakfast; watching her play between… Read More