Welcome!

If you are in search of hope, inspiration or just a sense of belonging—look no further.

I’m Tiffany Jenkins and most of you know me from my silly viral videos, but there is another side to me. I have anxiety, depression, and was an active drug addict for over ten years.

I found that sharing my truth was not only therapeutic for me, but many others as well.  This is a place where people just like you and I are sharing their stories of hope after a period of adversity.

So grab some coffee, kick back, and prepare to see addiction, motherhood, marriage and mental health—like you’ve never seen it before.

 

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  1. Hi my name is Erin and I just started following you on Facebook. I have to say you are an amazing woman! I love the recovery stories and how you also talk about your personal struggle as well. I too have had my own stuggle and will be five years sober this September. Thank you for everything you talk about and do, I never thought I would find a place on Facebook that I actually like. Your are great and I’m so happy I found your Facebook page.

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  2. Tiffany, thank you so much for being my pick-me-up everyday. I’m a stay at home mom of 2 girls. They are ages 2 & 3.. seeing your lives helps put that extra little something in my day that I need. Thank you sooooooooooo much ❤️

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      1. On one of Tiff’s live Facebook videos, I heard that there is a list to put your name if you would like her book but can not afford one at this time. Could someone tell me how to add my name to that list please? I appreciate very much! Thank you.

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  3. I came across your fabfitfun unboxing video yesterday and for the first time EVER I was like OMG that’s me making a video. 😂😂 You are hilarious and REAL. I woke up this morning and another post was on my timeline and I had to go to your page to see what all you posted. When I seen you were a recovering addict I felt like I knew you more without ever meeting you. I am a recovering addict as well. I celebrated 10 years in February and I love nothing more to see recovering friends excelling and making it through this crazy thing we call life. So now I’m a fan. I followed all of your pages (social media sites) and I can’t wait to see more of all of your posts. Thank you for being a piece of hope for those who still suffer. Keep doing what you are doing girl!!! Thanks for bringing some laughter to my life and reminding me it’s ok to be me (even if I’m a little crazy 😜).

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  4. Tiffany: About 2 days ago I shared your “Something is stuck in my kids nose!” video on Facebook. After watching and sharing I started watching your other videos and discovered your story. I am 1,000% convinced that I was supposed to find you. Because as of today, I am 4 days sober. Im a solid (& now recovering). I, like many others bought into the whole…”Mommy’s special juice/Wine O Clock/Baby on the hips, wine on the lips” mentality. Because it’s just wine right? It’s classy! Lol. I’ve tried multiple times to stop drinking, get sober & stay that way, and have always failed. But for some reason this time feels different. It’s something I’ve wanted for so long, and now that I see as a mom, I’m not alone…it inspires me. I can do this and I know this blog will help me get there. I can’t say thank you enough for sharing your story. You’re helping more people than you will probably ever know.

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      1. I just want to say., I too fell into that trap. Ended up nearly killing myself with vodka. I’m 6 years sober and loving every single day!! You can do it!

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  5. I have just found your blog and youtube videos because someone reposted your conturing video (btw, freakin hilarious!!) on buzzfeed video and I’m in!! You had me within 3 videos. I’m also a recovering addict, 6 years now. I’m a Mississippi stay-at-home mom of 2 and you are most definitely a welcome addition to my day! Thank you for keeping it real and bringing on the snort giggles.
    Much love from another Southern Mama!!

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  6. Hi Tiffany. I was watching one of your historical videos and you said you’d written a book. I immediately went to Amazon and bought it, 2 days ago. I just finished it. I’m speechless. Girl you’ve really helped me more than you’d ever know. Keep up what you’re doing. Drug addicts are literally treated like…. well, you know. lol Anyway I am CrAzY just like you. I love it!!! 🙏🏻

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  7. Hey tiff!! I started following your story about a month ago and your truly amazing!!!! A year clean on March 3rd. Having my daughter saved my life. I was an IV meth user and life is so much more amazing now that I can be a mom to my 3 year old son (he lives with his dad) and my baby girl. When I lost my son I thought life would never get better so my addiction got more and more put of control. I met an amazing man and he helped me get clean and I got pregnant with my baby girl [I named her journee]. I sincerely look up to you and love your videos! Keep up your hard work girl! Your amazing! *Randi*

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  8. I just started to follow you and I love you. I am not an prior addict but I live truely love and support someone who is/was. You not only inspire someone in recovery but for someone who is in love with someone who is

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  9. Hi Tiffany My name is Kristina I am 33 years old I have 4 children and 1 Man child a.k.a My husband lol I will (God Willing) celebrate 4 years clean and sober on May 3 2018. I just wanna day how much you have inspired me I’ve only been watching your videos and reading your blog for a few months now and I’m soooo happy that someone like me is out there doing the things you do I haven’t had the honor of reading your book yet But Its one of my goals to own it by summer Anyways I really don’t know the words to express how amazing you are Thank you for all that you do!!!

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    1. I read your book It’s amazing Let me tell you how much you help me I really don’t think there’s enough space to type it all lol Just know that everything I do now is because of things you have said or done in your videos I don’t know how I lived before You Oh well I wasn’t living I was maintaining and It’s unfair to my children and husband I am now looking for a doctor who will listen when I say hey this isn’t working I’m now not beating myself up when I just need 5 minutes by myself A lot has changed Thank you soooo much You really don’t know what you have done for me I love you Thank you

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  10. Hi my name is Emily I am 39 and have been an alcoholic for many years I have done alot of drugs too but mostly alcahol I am tryingy best to get sober and I have been watching your videos for awhile now and I gotta tell ya you are an amazing woman you remind me of myself in alot of ways. When I am sober my personality shines and I make people laugh all day long but the alcahol takes away from that I have social anxiety and depression but I won’t take the pills to make it better weed actually h lps alot with that anyways you seem so we’ll put together and I wish I knew how to get where you are I am trying with meetings my body craves alcahol and I was a meth addict but I quit that crap a long time ago it’s just the alcahol I feel like it is the hardest addiction in the world to quit anyways I admire you and your advice it has helped me through some rough days thank you.

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  11. I have just spent hours watching your videos!!!!! Why didn’t I go to bed! The kids will be up wayyyyy to early for this!! Your my glass of wine after a long day!

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  12. Hi! I’ve stumbled upon GOLD. Thanks for all the truth. I am in my 40’s with children 26,23,18,17,3&1. The struggle is real. I’ve laughed and cried today with you. Thank you and can’t wait for more!

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  13. Sooo im completely addicted to ur videos .. u remind me so much of myself wish we lived close by cuz i would love to hangout wit u in a totally not creepy way !!! Haha love the vids keep em comin !!

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  14. Thank you so much for the video on enabling. It helped me So much. I watched it 20 times and learned so much from it. I also love your video on anxiety. That is so how it is in our head for those of us who suffer from anxiety. The reason people relate to you so much is because you keep things real. Your kids are awesome.

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  15. Hello, I follow you on Facebook and I am going through the exact same thing. I was an addict. I’ve been clean and sober for years but the depression and anxiety gets to me daily. I would love to read the book high achiever because I believe it would help me so much.

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  16. Wow just wow ….. I found you! Just what I needed at exactly the right time……I am so frigging excited to go to bed tonight after my little girl goes to bed to read your blog……I havent looked forward to something for a while …..thank you ☺

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  17. I ordered your book off Amazon. I am floored! I read 3/4 of the book in one night.

    It reminded me so much of my story. (3 years, 7 months clean) I wasn’t dating a deputy no, but you jail time, detox for sure been there (I had seizures I don’t remember) your treatment time, so similar.

    My relapses in the past had began much the same way. It sent my head reeling with memories. Ones I never should let slip to the back of my mind.

    Everyone has their own story, but somehow we can usually find about of ourselves in each others tales.

    Thank you so much for sharing that incredible story with me! With other addicts, it’s so important we all know we’re not alone. Recovery is the scariest thing most of us have ever done. Scarier than jail, using a needle, exchanging “adult stuff”, all those things that any average person would think were SO scary. That was just another day in the life of: any One of us.

    Scary is the recovery, the FEELINGS. Life on lifes terms. Quite frankly life can be a bitch sometimes. I never understood ‘roll with the punches’ until I got into recovery.I thought all that time I was out using I had been, but all of that was my own doing. Problem after problem, I dug the hope deeper, blaming someone, anyone, even life. Never myself.

    You’re truly an inspiration please continue saving lives, simply by sharing yours!

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  18. Can I just tell you how much I love you!! Well its a lot!! Would you like to do a review on color street? I will send you a free set would love for you to review it!! Its a perfect solution for us busy mama’s. 100% percent nail polish strips!!!

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  19. Wow is all I have to say. Tiffany you are amazing. I was first drawn to you due to the hilarious videos you post on FB. As a mom I just appreciate the real perspective and sense of humor. The day I saw your videos was the day I realized that it’s ok that I’ve looked into selling my daughter on eBay. Like not
    really but kinda, seriously, not seriously thought about it. You know? Just one of those “I love you but I really don’t have to like you right now” moments.

    I joined the blog to see more videos about motherhood. That’s when I realized you were in recovery. I’m reading your book with tears in my eyes because so much of your story I identify with. I was Jekyl and Hyde. I hid my addiction for so long, hating myself for every manipulation and justifying every lie.
    I don’t feel comfortable putting my real name on here because I live in a small town. I’m blessed everyday and have come so far. I graduate nursing school this summer and have come so far. I just wanted to say thank you.

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  20. I just received your book from Amazon and I can’t WAIT to start on it (if I could ever get my children to nap!). My family and I recently discovered that my sister was using heroin. Two stints in rehab over the past 6 months and she is just over two moths sober as of today. Your blog has helped me so much, and I can’t thank you enough for all of the good you are doing in this world. Whatever roads you have traveled in the past have led you here. This is truly your purpose!! There is no such thing as a lost cause, and you are the living proof of that.

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  21. I am a single mother in recovery and your story inspires me everyday to keep going! I just got your book this morning and I already finished it! I highly recommend it to anyone that has been affected by addiction. Thank you for sharing your story and working to end the stigma associated with addiction. Your great, keep on doing you girl ❤️
    Xoxo

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  22. I just read your book in less than a week while trying to juggle 3 kids under 7, husband and full time job; I literally could not put it down. My husband is a recovering opioid addict. Active for about 4 years, and recovering for the past 3. Your book was so inspiring in making me feel that the situations that we have been in that we are not alone. It has given me a whole new perspective on being able to see our situation through my husband’s eyes. I am so thankful that I came across your book!

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  23. hi my name is Rachel I’m an other of 2 older children I’ve had bi polar since 97 about 3 years ago I had gastric bypass before I had surgery I weighed 250lbs now I weigh 115 before surgery I had sooo many health problems now I am sooo healthy also about 2 years ago I started selling MARY KAY this company changes woman’s lives it give me so much confidence and self esteem and made me feel so much better that I have come off of some of my Psychiatric medican

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  24. Hi! I just watched your bikini exercise video. That could have been me! I would love to ‘workout’ and laugh with you! From another Jenkins!

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  25. Hi thank you for sharing your humor and most importantly your story. Our experience with addition sadly didn’t have a happy ending…my daughters boyfriend and father of her beautiful little boy sunk so low three months ago that he took his own life. All the what if’s and missing him terribly are so hard to live with. He was such a sweet funny guy and my heart is broken thinking of how low and confused he was in the end to think we were all better off without him. Keep sharing and encouraging others. Thank you again💙

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    1. My niece is in that dark place right now and has no desire to get clean. However, she is still alive with 3 suicide attempts but failures to her suicide attempts. She to has a son. A 3 year old handsome little guy. I To am so thankful to find tiffany’s videos and blogs and all of the above. As for my niece I have learned to just let go and let God. So to speak. And the rest of my family for that matter. I come from a family of addicts. I however found a new family in tiffanys group. Thank you so much for being you. Much love to you tiff

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  26. Hey Tiffany! I found your videos on Facebook and finally I found someone exactly like me! I admire your courage to make videos about addiction because so many people suffer in the dark and are embarrassed to speak their truth because of their “new” lives but for me it is the complete opposite. I too am in recovery and am a mom. I’m a single mom of 2 boys ages 16 and 10, I’m 37 years old and for a little over 10 years I struggled with addiction.. I’ve been clean 3.5 years now and I’m living my best life! I’ve gone back to school to get my CASAC to help others like us. My long term goal is to open up a sober living house that accommodates women and their children because more programs need to make themselves available to women and kids. It is so important for a mother struggling with addiction to also be a mother while in recovery. I just wanna say thanks because there are not too many people out there that share their stories of experience, strength and hope on the internet the way you do!

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  27. Hi my name is Tammy I’m from born and raised in Boston mass I’ve seen u on fb and yt I have to say u r an inspiration to me and all women in recovery I’m an addict my drugs are all drugs but what I was in love with was heroin that was the love of my life for years and years it took my hole life over I lost my kids I lost my house car I lost my self I to had to go to jail about 60 times b4 I was ready to stop and grow up and be a women with love kindness self respect morals and dignity I struggle every single day cause I suffer from anxiety depression and bipolar and I am not medicated but 1yr now clean and sober and I’m doing it I just got a doc so soon I’ll be on mental health medication to help with the bipolar the depression anxiety I could be around a thousand people and still feel so alone it sucks but o just wanted to say thank u for ur videos they help alot and thank u to everyone that has commented on this cause u r all amazing beautiful strong women good luck to everyone god bless

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  28. Hello,

    I just watched one of your videos where you are giving great advice to your followers and alot are asking advice for help with addiction. I am completing my Masters in addiction counseling here soon and see a huge opportunity to help a lot of people, not sure how, maybe with a collaboration of sorts. I do have quite a wide range of friends and connections that could help come up with some ideas as well about getting better educational programs into schools and forums that can help those seeking help as well some links and resources for individuals with help in thier area that they can afford as well as help with accessing some helpful apps that track batches of drugs and so on. I would love to help you change the world 🌎. Sorry for the run on sentence lol!

    The stigma needs to stop you are right people are dying because they don’t want to talk about it and our kids see way worse then we think. Our kids are on way more trouble then we think with the technology around now it has become its own addiction that is now diagnosable in the DSM-5 such as the video gaming disorder. There is a lot the world does not know and should.

    Mahalo (Thank you)

    Maila Travaini

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  29. Hi, I am a recovering alcoholic, 7 years sober..I have been really tossing the idea around of starting a blog and doing videos about my experiences and etc..I have no idea where to start..what do you use for a video editing app, etc..any advice on how to start would be greatly appreciated..Thank you

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  30. You are a hoot and a half. Thank you for being real and making me laugh so hard. I am proud of your accomplishments.

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  31. Hi Tiffany, I know you have to hear how awesome you really are, but girl you touch on so many things that are REAL YO. Lol I have anxiety, been diagnosed with bipolar am beyond depressed due to my 20 year old died June 29th 2015 of a xanax/heroin overdose. At some apt where not even a friend found him the morning after leaving my son sitting in a chair. We had NO FING clue he was even using much less using pills till I was going thru his room in a fog crying trying to figure out where I failed as a mother. How I could let that happen, how I didn’t see any signs ( there were none) there was no reason to question him we had a great relationship ( well I guess I thought) I feel so desieved. my younger son is graduating the police academy this mo and is in the process of being hired. I am terrified to possibly have something happen and lose the only child I have left. This has devastated our family. I am consumed with this grief, I grieve my self because I WILL NEVER BE the same. My mind and body are so tired sometimes I do think about ending the pain but it would cause pain for my wonderful husband going on 25 years and my living son who lost his other half when Trevor died. Your videos I came across with your workout video laughing not at you but knowing it was so real. I then spent 4 hrs literally watching your videos before wanting to be added to your group but only could find this comment area. Anyway I just want to be added if someone can direct me and allow me to find even just a bit of sanity in the insanity of some of your videos u make me smile and laugh out loud which doesn’t happen often. I hate closing my eyes to sleeplessness and nightmares to opening my eyes to another day of living the new life Forced on me. Thank you for listening and sorry to vent.

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  32. I am sooo happy i found you!! You are a inspiration!! You give me the courage to walk through life a little easier just knowing are similarities!! I love you please continue to be inspiring!!

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  33. Hi Tiffany,

    Hope your morning is stress free and mangeble. I just started watching a few of your videos after a friend shared them, the box ones, and thought wow, she’s funny. Then I saw the one you made, most recent one, about your anxiety. At first I was like What?!! Kind of upset, it felt like someone was making fun of my life or throwing it in my face, some parts of it, I’m don’t have an addiction, at least not to drugs or alcohol, but I do hide away in my games and whatnot, I know you can relate possibly to this part. I feel frozen a whole lot of the time but I have to keep going, except on weekends, I tend to do what you did in your hotel room, hide, most of the time.
    But right now, I’m contemplating on getting in my car and turning on my Lyft app, I make a little side money, behind on bills because I did student teaching, which has taken too long in of its self, recently and it’s not paid, and I have to do it again in the fall. I’m seeing that I like it (lyft) and it feels decompressing for some reason, weird.
    Anyway, I have lots of issues, we all do, so thank you for the slap in the face. I do use an app, headspace, for meditation and breathing exercises. Wish I had the, umph, to make a video like yours. My kids might be upset, especially if I call them out. lol.

    Have an awesome day.

    Laura

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  34. Hello I’m sure you heard this alot.. but i started following on FB a few weeks ago and I wanted to say that I love your videos. The things that you do and say is so funny and at the same time feelings from my heart.. I personally have had alot of issues and convos with my husband that sound alot like your videos.. For the past few weeks since I have started watching your videos you have changed my life an out look on my life. I thought i was the only one feeling the way that I do until seen your videos. Especially being a step parent as well to one that just can’t stand me for what reason I have no idea.. I just wanted to say thank you coming into my life and I want wait to see more of your videos..

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  35. you are amazeballs 🙂 I saw one of your videos and COULDN’T STOP watching your beautiful face crack me up!! I ordered your book and read it while my husband had an emergency appendectomy. Your story of how drug addiction can happen to ANYONE is what scares me to my core about being a parent. Thank you for sharing your truth. We had to cancel my son’s bday party due to the surgery. I felt like a bad mom but YOU helped me realize that we do what we can and try our best and that is all we can do. You are such a hilarious, gorgeous spirit and I am so glad I found you. Sending you love and light!

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  36. Tiffany, I have seen your content over the past few months, but this morning I subscribed to your channel and I have been watching every bit of your content for the last several hours. You are incredible, and I am so inspired by you. You are totally my spirit animal. Lol. I can’t wait to order and read your book. Thank you for being so real, and so you! I love you 😂

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  37. You’ve inspired me to be more honest about my c-ptsd. I already help others on my fb support page and fb groups. I would like to ask you for tips about live videos and maybe even share my story with you. Thank you for making videos. Thank you for being real. Your last video from the women’s summit in your pretty dress while you cried and shared your real self, I cried at the end knowing that you had a driver that also attended a meeting with you touched me. I’m so glad you can reach out to people. It only helps you and the millions, billions, trillions people that follow your life.

    (This took me months to even attempt to contact you. I kept telling myself that I wasn’t important enough.)

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  38. I just wanted to say it was amazing to randomly find ur blog on I’m going to jail I’m a receiving addict I’ve been sober almost 2years my daughter well finding out I was pregnant saved my life unfortunately it hasn’t saved my boyfriend’s Life as a Friday I had to kick him out because again you slipped up and chose to use and finally I just had to make the decision to choose my daughter who just turned 8 months today and realize as you said it’s his choice not mine and no matter what I do he won’t change unless he wants to it’s been a repetitive cycle for a while now I just don’t understand how he can look at his daughter and want the best for himself and her I would never want to go back to the life that I was leaving I’m a recovering heroin addict and meth user as you said I’ve said many times if I can do it anybody can do it it’s a choice but you have to want it it’s been really hard realizing that I’m going to be and I am a single mother now and that he has chosen drugs over his family sorry not necessarily chosen because it diction is not a choice but is not necessarily at the point of rock bottom and ready to change his life so he can be a part of his family’s life thank you so much for the inspiration and making me feel stronger and that everything will be okay the beginning is always the hardest part when you have to let someone go in order for them to better their lives or at least you hope they will better their lives I had to choose who was and most important and that’s my daughter he’s a grown man almost 28 years old on the 20th of May she’s only 8 months if I don’t take care of her and be responsible and continue my sobriety and be a great mother who will? This is the hardest thing I’ve ever had to go through and I’ve had to go through a lot in my lifetime but with my faith God my daughter and just viewing your video I know everything will be okay thank you so much for the inspiration you have no idea how much I needed to hear your words of wisdom right now God bless you

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    1. Wow should have just typed it my self hope you understand my message I meant recovering .(first spell check lol )why he doesn’t .(spell check check 2)I was living (spell check 3)

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    2. Wow you are the one who is amazing. I actually have a question for you. Does his family help you at all? My nephew did the same thing. Had a baby with his wife and chose drugs over his daughter. So the mom told him he had to leave which I don’t blame her at all. But it seems like the moment she told him to leave the rest of us left her. Which now I am starting to feel guilty about. She is actually a great mom.

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  39. Hi Tiffany. I love watching your videos in general, you always have such a great sense of humor! When I need a pick me up I can always find it watching you and until this morning I did not know you were in recovery. This really touched my heart. I have been battling addiction for twelve years on and off. I have recently gotten sober again and am moving into a supportive living program any day. Currently I’ve been dealing with some issues that have tested my faith and self esteem and worth.Even though I’m proud of my sobriety, having a mental health diagnosis can introduce of fear and uncertainty. But I refuse to give up. And I watched your live video of you before going into the jail to speak. And it was so empowering and a needed reminder of where I came from and do not want to go back to. Even on my.worst days nothing is worth picking up over. I want to truly thank you for being courageous enough to share your experience, strength and hope to millions of us because you are helping people. I just want to be that reminder to keep doing the work God has called you to do. Thank you Tiffany Jenkins❤️
    P.S. How do I join the blog?

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  40. Hi. I just started to follow you through your video for GROVE products. It was funny and very interesting to hear you discuss their products. Well, thanks to you and your video, my box of GROVE products arrived today. Now I will be following you from now on. You are funny and don’t try to be something you’re not. Thank you.

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  41. I’ve never written a “fan comment” on any one page…. Ever. But I’m a first time mom, I have a 5 month old and you make me feel so much better about myself. I used to be a size 3 and now I’m a size 9 (maybe…. I stick to leggings now) Thank you for posting your videos.

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