To The Fathers That Don’t Give Up — Thank you.

I have struggled with myself —my mental health, addiction and poverty because through it all, I thought I deserved a good life. The struggle was because I would not give up that I deserved more than a life of poverty, mental illness and addiction to be my fate. I believe my ability to recover has everything to do with the seed firmly planted in my heart, of my father’s love and I like to take today to acknowledge the men that struggle with fatherhood. Read more …

To The Fathers That Don’t Give Up — Thank you.

On Celebrating FIVE YEARS of Sobriety!!!

Five years of sobriety feels different. It feels significant, as though this is my real life now and I'm not just passing through until things get better. It feels like I've landed in my life. All the different sides and pieces of me have been integrated into a person I like and respect. I am completely present and here to stay and there is LOTS to celebrate about that!! Read more …

On Celebrating FIVE YEARS of Sobriety!!!

My Second Book – It’s Time.

There is a question asked by Robert Lowell in his poem, Epilogue. I came across it in my 3 am travels and it has inspired me to write my second book. So much has happened since the ending of my first book, A Reflection of Love ~ A Different Kind of Love Story.” This is how his quote inspired a solution for my problem.

My Second Book – It’s Time.

Shared Parenting

The Long Road to Here

by Frances Stone – Ms. Recovery Writes

This Mother’s Day, I would like to acknowledge their father’s contribution to my recovery and the philosophy of shared parenting, for helping me become a mother I can be proud of, seeing as it hasn’t always been that way.

Shared Parenting