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“The Toolbox”

I wish I could take credit for "The Toolbox", but it's actually something I was introduced to when I first got clean. A woman named Sharon would talk about it every  morning, at the 7:30 Wake-up meeting.  It was actually her answer for everything: Bad day? "The Toolbox". Boyfriend cheating? "The Toolbox". Company Christmas party?… Continue reading “The Toolbox”

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Mission Week – Day Five

My beautiful (and handsome) friends... I spent HOURS yesterday watching all of your videos and I'm still not done. Mannn, I'll tell you what, I haven't been so proud of a group of people since my competition cheerleading squad got second place at nationals in high school. I mean, there are no words, really, to… Continue reading Mission Week – Day Five

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Mission Week – Day Four

I'm going to be completely honest with you guys and gals... I am so freakin' stoked for todays mission. The thing is - at first, you probably will not be as stoked, lol. I am though, I'm absolutely giddy, and I'll tell you why. Today's mission involves something that terrifies more people than not, but… Continue reading Mission Week – Day Four

Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Emma’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

    The first time I snorted a Percocet, I knew I had found what I had been looking for; something to fill the void in my soul.   Something to curb the depression and numb the anxiety. I had tried Vicodin before, but this was different. My body was warm, my smile was almost… Continue reading Emma’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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The Coolest Week Ever-Challenge.

Am I jumping the gun by assuming that the challenge week is going to be the coolest week any of us has ever experienced? Okay yeah, probably. However, I do know one thing, and that is that the week is going to be inspiring, uncomfortable, eye-opening and transformative. The idea came to me while I… Continue reading The Coolest Week Ever-Challenge.

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Dana’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

  June 5, 2011. Dear Diary: Crawling on the filthy floor, dodging needles, old cigarette butts, and moldy fast food wrappers, I was on my hands and knees today looking for a tooth. An expensive tooth. Well, more accurately, an expensive dental crown that fell out of my son’s mouth a couple of days ago.… Continue reading Dana’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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Renea’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Food addiction is a hard thing to explain. Even though you can’t go to jail for it - it can leave you feeling like you have no control. Helpless. Worthless. And in the end, it can kill you. People giggle when I tell them I am a recovering food/sugar addict. They respond with “yeah, I… Continue reading Renea’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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A Collection of Soul-Feeding Links to Follow, BEFORE You Lose Your Mind.

Hey friends! I've been hiding one of my truths from you guys, and I didn't want to voice it until I had a solution.  Thanks to a suggestion from one of my supporters, Tara, I think I've found it. I've been carrying a tremendous amount of guilt lately.  I speak openly and honestly about addiction,… Continue reading A Collection of Soul-Feeding Links to Follow, BEFORE You Lose Your Mind.

Recovering Beautifully - Your Stories of Hope.

Kristin’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

*Triggers - Drug Use.*   I was so good at hiding who I truly was. To the outside world I was a tall blonde, with long legs, who worked full time as a paralegal for one of the top Criminal Defense Attorneys in my area. In the evenings I went to law school to further… Continue reading Kristin’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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Jennifer’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Trigger – Domestic & Sexual Abuse, Drug References.   So what went wrong?? After high school, I met….him. He was the “bad boy”. He was handsome, charming, said all the right things, and for some reason, he showed interest in me. The first time he hit me was because I made a joke at his… Continue reading Jennifer’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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Ashley’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

When I was one year old, my dad was a high rise window cleaner and my Mom, a school bus driver. We owned our home, paid our mortgage, visited with family and lived a fairly normal life. Until my dad did not strap himself in, and fell off of a high rise building. Fortunately he… Continue reading Ashley’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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Alechia’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

Hi My Name is Alechia, and I am a Thankful Grateful and Blessed Recoving (Meth) Addict. My Clean Date is July 27 2008. Life wasn’t always the Hell I created it to be, I wasn’t always a prisoner stuck in my own mind. At one point I was a normal, regular girl who started going… Continue reading Alechia’s Story – Recovering Beautifully.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.