Four Steps to Freedom Part 1 of 4

Hey Everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve got to spend some time blogging. I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things. I have recently started reading Claudia Black’s book: Changing Course. I’ve been hard at work looking for new resources both for personal reasons and with the intentions of … Read more

How Is My Social Anxiety Connected to Childhood

So, for the past few days I have been at the annual LASACT conference. Sitting through 20+ hours of training related to addiction and family dysfunction can tend to make me examine myself just a little closer. As far back as I can remember, I have been an anxious child and socially awkward. I have always … Read more

The Truth That Survivors Struggle With

I write this to invite you to look a little closer at the children living amid addiction. I suggest that you look deeply at yourselves, explore all of your little quirks (good and bad). Watch your husband/wife/partner and investigate where these seemingly insignificant behaviors come from. What makes you tick? I started writing this book and … Read more

You Don’t Know What It’s Like To Be An Addict

Maybe I don’t know what it’s like to be physically dependent on drugs. Yes, that you are right. I’ve never been physically addicted to anything myself. But losing my mother to addiction and having a child with someone who was tormented by the same disease has given me some insight that I pray nobody else … Read more

Where Was The Mom???

**I AM NOT THE ORIGINAL WRITER**   The answer is simple. Right there. At the pre-natal class. At the parenting class. Laboring to give birth. Soothing her crying baby. Rocking her baby. Watching her baby sleep. Right there. Recording her baby’s milestones. Child-proofing her house. Preserving a tiny tooth, a clip of hair. Strapping her … Read more