The time will come for every parent. The time when a parent has to have one of those "heart to heart" talks with their child. Some talks are easier than others. Even though they are all conversations parents dread having with their child. These talks include such topics as explaining the difference between boys and girls, then there's the birds and the bees. Let's not forget the classic, … [Read more...] about How To Explain Your Addiction To Your Child
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Have you ever questioned if you're a supermom? When a woman thinks about the word supermom, what comes to mind? Definitely, not an average looking mother in a pair of yoga pants and her hair in a messy bun typing hastily on her laptop trying to get work done. Meanwhile, her kids are screaming. Her daughter's yelling that her brother pulled her hair. Yet, this mom does it. This mom gets her … [Read more...] about A Supermom Is NOT What You Think
As parents, we want our children to grow up to be the best that they can be. To be everything that we are not, to have everything that we never had. Being a parent, relative, grandparent, or guardian of a child is a HUGE responsibility. As former addicts, we worry about our little ones. We worry that they will make the same mistakes that we did. That being said, we must instill certain … [Read more...] about 7 Life Lessons Every Child Needs To Learn
Searching the internet, you can find information on anything. Being a mom in recovery, I browsed through endless recovery blogs. I found all types of addiction blogs, blogs centered around Narcotics Anonymous, even how to stop using heroin cold turkey. Being on methadone, I was trying to find blogs about methadone, good things about methadone maintenance. Out of all of the information that I … [Read more...] about Is Methadone Killing Kids?