Dear Addict- Part 3
I am telling you as someone who has been through toxic cycles. I am no different than you. Therapy is the coolest thing I’ve ever done; reaching out for help didn’t make me weak, it made me strong. I am incredibly far from where I used to be and I’m pretty proud of that.
Being a Mom
The truth is, I believe motherhood is the single-most important job. It’s a career that we never get to retire from. It’s a 24-hour a day, full-time job that requires endless sacrifices with absolutely no monetary reward. But it’s also the job that made me believe in love at first sight.
Being able to understand the primary changes at each stage of their [my kids] life helps me to be able to establish efficient ways to help build their growth.
The Dishes Won’t Wait
It is true that these moments with our kids are fleeting... but what if instead of spending those moments making them the center of the universe we spent those moments teaching them how to be good spouses and parents?
When to Let the Addict Go - Part 2
But, this is for them to do, not for you to try and fix. Quit wasting the energy God gave you on someone who doesn’t want to change their life. They need to be ready. None of us can ever tell an addict or substance abuser to be ready.
When to Let the Addict Go
I was tired and exhausted from trying to keep up. I was tired of the life he kept wanting to live. He would say the most degrading things to me.
Spring Break: No Vacation Required
So even though I have friends on the beach, cruise ships, and in the mountains of Colorado, I have two things this Spring Break that they don’t… a clean house and kids that appreciate their fun time more than they did before.
Some people call it dreariness, the winter blues, or mom brain, but I call it depression. If you’re feeling like you’re at the end of your rope today, you're not alone!
To Idolize or Prioritize?
My kids aren’t perfect, and I’m not a perfect parent, but when I stopped idolizing my children they became decent human beings. When I stopped making them the center of my world, they stopped believing that they were the most important person in the world.