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Tag: Mental Health

The Weight of Surviving

Sober Mommies - The Weight of Surviving

You see, I am a survivor. I’ve had cancer twice. I’m a person in long-term recovery from alcohol and substance abuse. I survived my younger sibling’s tragic death.

Sometimes Everyone Needs a Time Out

Sometimes, the kindest and sanest thing you can do for yourself is to recognise that you need a time out. When you are in recovery, too much freaking out can be dangerous.

Today Could Have Been A Relapse Day

The day started very much like the last one several years ago that nearly took my life. Today could have been a relapse day, but it wasn’t.

Fighting to Become a New Me

It’s like I’m living two separate lives—the fear is agonizing—the uncertainty is even worse. What is it that I’m becoming?

I Didn’t Want to Be a Mom

When we took my son home, it didn’t take long for my insides to shed quickly to my outsides. I didn’t want to get out of bed, I didn’t want to shower, I didn’t want to clean, I just didn’t want to participate in life at all. I didn’t want to be a mom.