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Tag: pregnancy

I Am Grateful for a Tiny Blue Line

At 36 years old, five months into a new relationship, one that was already showing some pretty big cracks, I was pregnant. I was devastated. I didn’t want another baby.

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.”

My Recovery Baby Was Born Dependent

I suffered periods of opioid addiction for eight years. In the end, there were more bad  times than good ones. At first I could stop cold turkey and reel myself in, but the last time I tried to… Read More

The Lies We Tell

I grew up in a good home in a pretty rough town and attended a large high school. I did drink and smoke pot in high school, but had a separate group of friends that I did that… Read More

60 Days Clean, And Pregnant

I started saying I never wanted children around age fifteen. It’s not that I didn’t like kids, I adored them, and they adored me. I was great with kids and made a great aunt and babysitter. I believed… Read More