Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Tracy’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Jesus is a buzz killer…this is my story of recovery. My name is Tracy,  I am 47 years old and I am a recovering alcoholic. I remember my first taste of beer. When I was a little girl my Dad would let me “pour” his beer for him. I would get a special amber colored… Continue reading Tracy’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Lisa’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

***Triggers - Self Harm*** My story isn’t your typical addiction story.   My story begins when I was thirteen years old, and I accidently got a scratch on my arm. At that moment, I remember feeling a sense of pain... But in a strange way, it also felt good. I couldn’t tell you the first… Continue reading Lisa’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Kate’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

***Triggers - Graphic drug language and unwanted sexual situations***       I would say I had it pretty good growing up since I was never abused or molested, but growing up with an alcoholic/addict stepfather made for a pretty tumultuous home life at times. Because of the fact my stepdad used heroin and it… Continue reading Kate’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

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Sarah’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

**Trigger - Miscarriage** I was nineteen when I had my first miscarriage... I started having a severe pain on my left ovary, and I went to doctor after doctor for years trying to find the cause of it—with no success.  I was referred to pain management, and it felt as if I had been given up on. My choices were pain meds...or… Continue reading Sarah’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Jessica’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

"You know I hate when you just stand there and stare at me," my husband said from the couch, barely looking up from his video game. "Yeah, but I married you, which means that I get to stare at you whenever I want,"  I replied as a mildly defeated, sort of smug smile formed on his face.… Continue reading Jessica’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Annie’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

My name is Annie and I am a addict. I come from a family of addicts. My mother, father and siblings battled this miserable disease long before I did. So let's just say the odds have been stacked against me since I escaped the womb. My parents were also extremely abusive to one another. I can… Continue reading Annie’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Nikole’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

**Warning - Triggers** Growing up I had a tough life. My father was a police officer, and my mom was a prescription drug addict. My father's new wife not only kept me from my mother, but she also abused me. By the time I was almost twelve, I had run away from home five times. The… Continue reading Nikole’s Story – Recovering Beautifully

Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Tiffany R’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

My name is Tiffany, and I'll be 26 next month by God's grace. Many years ago I found out through a prescription I had been given, that I liked pain pills. I didn't think I would end up as I did throughout the years. I partied and was doing things at 13, that most people… Continue reading Tiffany R’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Sylvia Rose’ Story – Recovering Beautifully

Hiyah, I am Sylvia Rose LeBeau. I grew up as a PK (Preacher's kid) in the south. My future was already planned for me, I would be the wife of a missionary, and travel the world spreading the gospel. Whoops! I began experimenting with alcohol at the age of 12, it was Smirnoff (yeck). At… Continue reading Sylvia Rose’ Story – Recovering Beautifully

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Andi’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

*Trigger Warning* (Names of drugs.) Hi! I'm Andi, and I'm an addict. My clean date is March 23rd, 2016, so I just celebrated 20 months of freedom from heroin (and crack and meth when I was trying to stop the heroin). The following is my journey thus far... The first time I acknowledged that I… Continue reading Andi’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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ATTENTION! Recovering Addicts Everywhere: SUBMISSIONS.

I will be starting a new blog series on Wednesdays! It is going to be titled "Recovering Beautifully". *Here's the catch* It won't be about ME. It's going to be about YOU. Each week I am going to be posting an inspirational story from someone who has battled, and overcome their addiction. Types of addictions… Continue reading ATTENTION! Recovering Addicts Everywhere: SUBMISSIONS.

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Book Update – There’s Good News & Bad.

Hey friends, I'm gonna keep this brief because I have to leave the house in exactly 4 minutes.  But, I couldn't leave without giving you this update. The past week has been mentally exhausting.  Making decisions has never been my strong suit (spelling? Too tired.) So making a monumental decision such as publishing a book… Continue reading Book Update – There’s Good News & Bad.

Recovery from addiction

Why Did I Start Using Drugs?

The smell of freshly baked cookies greeted me as I entered our tiny, two bedroom apartment.  My mother often slept during the day, so the delicious aroma was a bit perplexing.  My mother was a bartender and worked nights, usually staying out until the wee hours of the morning.  She slept during the day and most times… Continue reading Why Did I Start Using Drugs?

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two-Faced. The Final Chapter.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two-Faced. The Final Chapter.

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Book Review + Giveaway! Ha Ha Color-Me! Joke Book.

Hey friends! I know I said I was going to stop with all the giveaway's, so when I was asked to review this children's book, initially, I was hesitant. Once I heard however,  what they are doing for children in need with the book, my heart soared and I jumped on the opportunity to be a part of… Continue reading Book Review + Giveaway! Ha Ha Color-Me! Joke Book.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced- My Secret Life. The Beginning of the End.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced- My Secret Life. The Beginning of the End.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #21

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #21

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #20.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #20.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #19

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #19

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #18.

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #18.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter 17.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter 17.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #16.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #16.

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An Important Message To My Followers.

Hey friends. The past 5 months since I've started my Facebook page have been -- incredible, to say the least.  Everything has happened so quickly and honestly I was not expecting any of this. I have been averaging around 2,000 new followers a week and it's totally blowing my mind.  I am thrilled, grateful and… Continue reading An Important Message To My Followers.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #15

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #15

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #14.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #14.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #13.

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #13.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #12.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #12.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #11.

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #11.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #10.

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #10.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #9.

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #9.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #8.

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #8.

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We Made It On The News, Guys!

Hello friends! And a big fat hello to all my new friends that just joined in on the craziness today! Whew. Speaking of today.  I don't want to braaaaaggggg.....buttttt..... We made it onto the news guys! A real live news channel with reporters and teleprompters and fancy business clothes! whaaaat?!?! In case you missed it,… Continue reading We Made It On The News, Guys!

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #7.

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #7.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #6.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #6.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #5.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #5.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #4.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced-My Secret Life. Chapter #4.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #3.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #3.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #2.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #2.

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My “Ah-S**t” Moment.

Hey everyone! So I haven't written in a bit and my fingers have been itching to get some thoughts down on paper.  Whew, what a crazy week it's been, huh? Since I posted my "Eyebrow Stamp" video on my Facebook Page, things have been poppin' off!  I have gained like 700 something new followers and… Continue reading My “Ah-S**t” Moment.

Two Faced - My Secret Life

Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #1

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading Two Faced – My Secret Life. Chapter #1

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In- My Time In Jail. The Final Chapter.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In- My Time In Jail. The Final Chapter.

Recovery from addiction

My Drug Of Choice Is More – A Confession.

Hey buds! I'm sitting here with a fancy avocado mask on my face, trying my best to stay looking like I'm 21 for as long as possible.  But I need to get something off my chest. I have always believed in being completely transparent with you all, 'cuz you're my peoples.  So I need to make… Continue reading My Drug Of Choice Is More – A Confession.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #22

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #22

motherhood

I Applaud You, Mother Hustler.

Hey friends! You know that moment, when your walking through the mall, minding your own business, and all the sudden in your peripheral vision you see a person beginning to approach you from a kiosk.  You try to avoid eye contact and pick up the pace of your step, in an attempt to visually convey the… Continue reading I Applaud You, Mother Hustler.

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120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #21

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #21

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You Have To Watch This Message On Marriage. (Bayside Community Church)

Hi friends! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend.  Mine was great, thank you for asking. I did a lot of yard work, like, I raked leaves...With a rake, and put them in bags.  Basically this means that if you look up the word "adult" in the dictionary, you'd find a photo of me, smiling… Continue reading You Have To Watch This Message On Marriage. (Bayside Community Church)

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #20

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #20

motherhood

7 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Parent, That I Wished I’d Known Sooner.

According to Wikipedia.org, the definition of "parenting" is as follows: "Parenting or child rearing is the process of promoting and supporting the physical, emotional, social, financial, and intellectual development of a child from infancy to adulthood." Jesus, that sounds serious. I mean, that's a lot of responsibility, and since it's my job to "support" and… Continue reading 7 Things I’ve Learned Since Becoming A Parent, That I Wished I’d Known Sooner.

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A Quick Easter Message To Moms In Early Recovery.

Happy Easter my wonderful friends! As I sat on the couch and watched my kids running around this morning, my heart filled with gratitude, my mind began wandering. I began thinking about all of the moms in recovery, who are working to rebuild their lives, piece by piece. The moms who didn't have the opportunity… Continue reading A Quick Easter Message To Moms In Early Recovery.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #19

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #19

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #18

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #18

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A Letter To My Pregnant Self About Having A Baby. (With Pictures)

  Hey Tiff, Congrats on the news! Woohoo! A baby. Terrifying, amirite? Listen, I know right now you are a bundle of nerves.  You are currently experiencing every emotion known to man and are in desperate need of guidance.  Since Mom is in heaven, (and we obviously can't call her there, which is stupid) I… Continue reading A Letter To My Pregnant Self About Having A Baby. (With Pictures)

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #17

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #17

motherhood

How I Snapped Out Of My “Lazy Housewife” Funk.

I've always believed in being transparent.  Honesty is key for growth.  So if I am being honest with you (and myself),  on a scale of 1-10, I am at about a 5 on the "awesome housewife" scale right now. I have been sllllllacking.  I can't pin point how, when, or why it started, but you can bet your ass… Continue reading How I Snapped Out Of My “Lazy Housewife” Funk.

Recovery from addiction

To Love An Addict…

To love an addict is one of the heartbreaking positions anyone could be in.  You spend years building a bond with this person, and in the blink of an eye, they are someone else. Someone you no longer recognize.  It's their face, their voice, their hands and their smile; but the person they used to be is… Continue reading To Love An Addict…

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #16.

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #16.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #15

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #15

motherhood

In Case No One Has Told You Lately, You. Are. Amazing.

From one mother to another, I have some things I feel the need to share with you.  They are coming from a place of love, and complete understanding.  I hear the deep sighs and I see the tired look in your eyes, and I believe you are long overdue for some appreciation, so here it… Continue reading In Case No One Has Told You Lately, You. Are. Amazing.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #14

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #14

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #13

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #13

On a serious note., Recovery from addiction

When You Don’t Want To Forgive, Do It Anyway.

Forgive. It is a powerful word. To forgive basically means to accept, and move past what you feel was an injustice to your sensibilities. The word forgive is terrifying at times, because it means letting our guard down – letting someone off the hook for something we feel is unforgivable. We feel that if we… Continue reading When You Don’t Want To Forgive, Do It Anyway.

Recovery from addiction

My Top 5 Favorite Meditations For When My Brain Needs A Vacation.

In 2009 I had my first stint in rehab.  I have a very vivid memory of a time when our counselor gathered us all into a room and had us sit in chairs that were placed in various places throughout the space. He dimmed the lights, asked us to close our eyes, and began talking us… Continue reading My Top 5 Favorite Meditations For When My Brain Needs A Vacation.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #12

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #12

motherhood

Putting My Own Oxygen Mask On, First.

  Today, while on all fours searching for Chloe's binky under the couch for the 4th time today; I had a revelation. I don't even know who I am anymore. Seriously.  I've gotten into this routine, where my new normal is being the caretaker for 3 children, (4-if we count my husband).  I spend my days… Continue reading Putting My Own Oxygen Mask On, First.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #11

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #11

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #10

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #10

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I Won A Pair Of Leggings. The Rest Is History.

Some of you may recall a post entitled "Fundraisers & Ghost Pants; which I had written in the early days of my blogging. (If you missed it-it's here). In that post; I detailed my experience with other moms at my daughter's school - and their crazy leggings.  One could even say I poked a bit… Continue reading I Won A Pair Of Leggings. The Rest Is History.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #9

    Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #9

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To My Friend With The Broken Heart…

  Hey beautiful, I see you standing there; your arms crossed tightly across your chest as the tears stream down your red cheeks. I see you wipe them away and attempt to smile despite the immense amount of emotional pain you are in. You are gazing off into the distance; replaying in your mind memories… Continue reading To My Friend With The Broken Heart…

motherhood

Too tired to think of title.

Hello my friends.  So, to be completely honest with you, the last thing I wanted to do today was write.  The reason being - I am freakin' exhausted.  However my husband is watching basketball; and I've already seen this episode of Shark Tank twice, so I figured I'd hop on here and tell you about what's… Continue reading Too tired to think of title.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #8

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #8

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3 Things I Do As A Wife; To Improve The Quality Of My Marriage.

  *Disclaimer: These are all things I do personally. I am not a psychologist, marriage counselor or guru of any kind. So take my suggestions with a grain of salt. Every couple is different; and different approaches work for different people. These things have worked wonders for me; so I wanted to pass them on*… Continue reading 3 Things I Do As A Wife; To Improve The Quality Of My Marriage.

motherhood

Cheap Indoor Activities For Kids, For Moms Who Suck At Pinterest.

zaIt's Saturday and you've got big plans for the day, you are taking your rambunctious, restless, energetic kids to the park. As you start getting their shoes on to head out the door;  you hear the first few drops of rain falling from the sky and landing on your front stoop.  You glance out the window in terror… Continue reading Cheap Indoor Activities For Kids, For Moms Who Suck At Pinterest.

Recovery from addiction

Diversity Is A Beautiful Thing.

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right - for you'll be criticized anyway" - Eleanor Roosevelt Hey friends! As some of you may know, The Daily Mail contacted me.  They had seen one of my blog posts on Bluntmoms.com and wanted to do a story about my recovery from addiction, and motherhood. … Continue reading Diversity Is A Beautiful Thing.

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #7

  Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #7

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120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #6

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading 120 Days In – My Time In Jail. Chapter #6

Recovery from addiction

10 Life Changing Pieces of Advice I Learned From Recovering Addicts-That Apply To Anyone.

As most of you know, I have been in recovery from addiction for 4 years.  What you may not know, is that I didn't stay clean all that time, by myself.  There is a community of people just like me, that knew the secret of staying clean.  I leaned on these people as I began learning to navigate the… Continue reading 10 Life Changing Pieces of Advice I Learned From Recovering Addicts-That Apply To Anyone.

Recovery from addiction

A Letter To The Teen Who’s Experimenting With Drugs.

Hey there you little rebel you. How's it going? So listen - I know you don't know me, which probably makes it super creepy that I'm writing to you, but I've got some pretty important stuff to tell you, so you gotta hear me out. I can tell you - from experience - that being a… Continue reading A Letter To The Teen Who’s Experimenting With Drugs.

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So, This Happened.

My Husband is watching basketball, and I am bored - so I've decided to take this opportunity to tell you all a quick, very embarrassing story.  The main reason I am writing this, is because if I appear to be busy typing something important, my husband won't make me watch basketball with him....shhhhh.... Anyway, the… Continue reading So, This Happened.

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120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #5

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #5

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #4

Hey Friend! There’s good news and there’s bad news. Which do you want first? I’ll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know… This blog series is no longer available on this website. I’m sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #4

Recovery from addiction, Recovery from Addiction Posts..

“Attitude of Bratitude”

Today was one of those days. You know the days-where the universe is conspiring against you, and you decide to throw a party, of the pity variety. It's only 9:30, and everything that could go wrong, has. I woke up to find that my sweet baby girl had turned her crib into a life sized… Continue reading “Attitude of Bratitude”

On a serious note.

Uninvited- A Letter To Cancer…

"Cancer is just a reminder that life is really precious.  So many people lose focus on what life is really all about.  Everyone needs to rid themselves the drama and enjoy everyday you wake up."-  Pauly Half Jack LaRocgue. Dear Cancer, Apparently you exist because sometimes,  "abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and have the ability to… Continue reading Uninvited- A Letter To Cancer…

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120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #3

I had only tried meth once in my life.   One little puff - and I hated it.  However, as an addict, if someone offers you drugs, regardless of the brand, you do them. Before I could open my mouth to say "hell yes", Ol' pain in the ass (pun intended) Ilene threw a fit.  "These… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #3

motherhood

10 Things I Didn’t Anticipate With Having 2 Under 2.

Hello my friends! I almost didn't make it.  Between driving around listening to the 'Frozen' soundtrack while looking at Christmas lights and hand-washing my husbands work uniforms in the bathtub (because our friggin washer broke), this almost became a "Terrible Mom Tuesday" blog. But here I am! With 2 & 1/2 hours to spare. Anyway,… Continue reading 10 Things I Didn’t Anticipate With Having 2 Under 2.

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120 Days In-My Time In Jail Chapter #2

  Hey Friend! There's good news and there's bad news.  Which do you want first? I'll give you the bad news, because by now you already kinda know... This blog series is no longer available on this website. I'm sorry! I have always dreamed of writing and publishing a book, ever since my Dad bought me… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail Chapter #2

120 Days In-My Time In Jail

120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #1.

It's no secret, that once upon a time, I spent some time in the big house. It's a matter of public record actually, so even if I did want it to be a secret, I'd be outta luck....Some of you have been to jail, most of you haven't. For those of you who have never been,… Continue reading 120 Days In-My Time In Jail. Chapter #1.

motherhood

Dear Technology: You Are Kinda Ruining My Life.

Listen guys, I'm a little sad.  It's a strange kind of sad, almost like mourning.  It's like when you drop your favorite coffee mug, and it cracks.  You may be able to glue it back together, but the truth is, despite your best efforts, you know it will never be the same. I have that exact… Continue reading Dear Technology: You Are Kinda Ruining My Life.

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Well Hello PPD, I Wasn’t Expecting You.

Don't you just hate that feeling of dreading going to sleep, because you know the next day, you have to wake up and take care of your children? You know your newborn is gonna be there when you get up, looking at you and crying, and want to be fed and have her diaper changed, your toddler is going… Continue reading Well Hello PPD, I Wasn’t Expecting You.