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Tag: motherhood in recovery

Raising a Teen with Mental Illness While in Recovery

Nothing has challenged my sobriety, sanity, or mom guilt as much as watching my teen daughter struggle with her own mental illness.

Stop the Judgement: Laughter Doesn’t Make it Funny

Our 12-step group gives out tags for clean time; to recognize and congratulate certain lengths. This is supposed to be a joyous occasion. For a while now, when the nine-month tag is announced, some can be heard yelling out, “pregnant with recovery, not by someone in recovery.”

“Motherhood in Recovery” is Inclusive

"Motherhood in Recovery" is Inclusive

In the past, it has always been my goal to provide a “clear message” of 12-step recovery. The thing is, my recovery doesn’t necessarily resemble the overall 12-step picture of what “works.”

As Mammas, We’re Allowed To Just Stop

It had been one of those days…you know the kind. I needed a break. The laundry would still be there, I needed ten minutes to just…stop.

I Feel Forgotten In My 12-Step Community

I had my second baby in mid November. I knew I would have to temporarily step away from my 12-step meetings for healthy reasons. Cold and flu season is not a good time to be carting a newborn… Read More