Sober Moms Happy Moms

We know because we did it.Sober Moms, Happy Moms offers hope for the mom who hides her alcohol and for the one who binges on weekends. You may see yourself in the pages of these stories. If so, you are among friends.

Author: Anonymous Moms

Publisher: O'Leary Publishing

ISBN: 1952491150

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Have you ever thought you may be drinking too much? How many times have you sworn off alcohol only to return to it after the hangover wore off? Most of us! As moms, we have this unique ability to influence the life of another human being in ways that are both impossibly profound and jarringly serious. It's no wonder alcohol sneaks in to help us cope! This book is filled with real-life stories from moms of all ages and stages who got sober and stayed sober. These stories are proof that life doesn't have to be a continual drunken escape from reality, an unintended blackout while watching your children, or one drunk drive away from being arrested. We know because we did it. Sober Moms, Happy Moms offers hope for the mom who hides her alcohol and for the one who binges on weekends. You may see yourself in the pages of these stories. If so, you are among friends. Don't wait for the next bottom. If you truly have a problem, we know it will only get worse, never better. But today, right now, you have a choice. Choose sobriety. Choose your children. And choose a life beyond your wildest dreams!

Sculpting Lillian

The good news was that her mom was pretty much a happy drunk. She was definitely happier drunk than sober. But Lillian preferred the sober mom even if it meant she was cranky and angry. She remembers feeling confused as Mom would laugh ...

Author: Iris Pachler PhD

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781514469842

Category: Fiction

Page: 156

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Since her divorce, people in Lillians life have said such things as Be happy its over, Now you dont have to put up with him anymore, Enjoy being single, I wish I had that type of freedom. Lillian wants to punch these people, as all of these words are bullshit, they dont describe her experience at all. She thought it would be just like any other relationship breakup she had experienced in the past, with the usual feelings of anger, sadness, even heartbreak, eventually simply being able to let go and move on. But here she is, feeling what can best be described as disorientation. Yes, there are commonalities to a relationship breakup, especially a long-term relationship, but she is much more confused than she had ever been, doesnt know who she is anymore, why she chose this person in the first place, how to be single when she was sure she would spend the rest of her life with the same person. Considering this confusion, Lillians post-divorce journey includes casual sex-dates, followed by more confusion, digging into her past and childhood for answers, and eventually the decision to attempt healing. Lillian has to find herself, understand her motivations, triggers, fears, insecurities. In short, this process is one, big, fat shit storm. Pride and pretences have to be left behind for Lillian to get in touch with her authentic, messy, and complicated self.

Keepers

Sober Mother's Days by Shirley B. and Nancy K. Shirley wrote : Wishing all our sober mothers a happy Mother's Day ! What are little girls made of ? They're made of sugar and spice and everything nice . I'm lucky today to have sleeping ...

Author: Marty Nicolaus

Publisher:

ISBN: 0965942910

Category: Alcoholism

Page: 224

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Drunk Mom

I know that here isroughly thepart where I'm supposedto write thatIfound true happiness only aftergetting sober, but this is not the case. ... I want toseeitas a platform, awayof going even further,beyondhappy.Fuck happy.

Author: Jowita Bydlowska

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698156395

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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“An intense, complex and disturbing story, bravely and beautifully told. I read Drunk Mom with my jaw on the floor, which doesn’t happen to me that often.” —Lena Dunham Three years after giving up drinking, Jowita Bydlowska found herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. It was a special occasion: a party celebrating the birth of her first child. It also marked Bydlowska’s immediate, full-blown return to crippling alcoholism. In the gritty and sometimes grimly comic tradition of the bestselling memoirs Lit by Mary Karr and Smashed by Koren Zailckas, Drunk Mom is Bydlowska’s account of the ways substance abuse took control of her life—the binges and blackouts, the humiliations, the extraordinary risk-taking—as well as her fight toward recovery as a young mother. This courageous memoir brilliantly shines a light on the twisted logic of an addicted mind and the powerful, transformative love of one’s child. Ultimately it gives hope, especially to those struggling in the same way.

From Homeless to Greatness

I received a call one day from my mother. She was clean and sober and living life on life's terms. ... Although I was happy mother met someone that made her happy, I still felt I had to keep my eye on this new guy.

Author: Shaundi Goins

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780359113842

Category: Self-Help

Page: 182

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FROM HOMELESS TO GREATNESS: THE SHAUNDI GOINS STORY, will make you laugh, cry, fill your soul with joy, love, light, and magic. Shaundi's journey will help you turn challenges into opportunities. Not only will he inspire and empower you to step into your phenomenal being, but his Platinum Success Gems will also help you turn your vision into reality. LET'S GO!

The Missing Link Magazine Or Bible Work at Home and Abroad

“ Now she was willing , and signed the pledge — her eldest son doing the same for his mother's soke ; and then they had a sober mother and happy home . A cleaner and kinder mother was not to be found . She attended God's house , and was ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555007264

Category: Bible

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Whats a Mother Father to Do

Lisa tried desperately to meet her mother's needs, to make her happy, and to protect her mother from her father. ... It was because Lisa had called her now-sober mother who suggested Al-Anon, a fellowship of relatives of alcoholics.

Author: Maurice A. Fetty

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 9780788018787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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Raising a family today is like negotiating a minefield -- parents often face seemingly insurmountable odds in counteracting the insidious influences of peer pressure and the popular culture. Fetty examines how to cope with the stress of modern life by drawing on the inspirational wisdom of the scriptures.

What Happy Working Mothers Know

When Mom's Not Happy, No One Is Happy! When Keith got out of rehab, ... He was clean and sober, and he apologized to her for all the hurt he had caused. They reminisced about happier times; he played a while with the kids, and left.

Author: Cathy L. Greenberg, Ph.D

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470488195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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A fact-based and proven approach to help working mothers rediscover happiness as they balance their duties at home and work Science and sociology have made great strides in understanding what makes us happy and how we achieve it. For working mothers who face endless demands on their time and attention, What Happy Working Mothers Know provides scientifically proven and practical ways to find the right balance and replace stress with happiness. Written by a behavioral scientist and global leadership guru, and an international lawyer and career coach, this mom-friendly guide offers practical tactics that truly work. The demands of juggling work and home lead many women to try to do everything and be everything to everyone. In the effort to be Superwoman, many women lose sight of what makes them happy and they fail to realize how important their happiness is to being a good worker and a good mother. The key to being your best at everything you do is to take care of your happiness the way you take care of your health, through conscious choices every day. You’ll learn to overcome obstacles, apply lessons learned at work to your motherhood skills, and learn lessons from your children that you can apply at work. Includes interactive activities that illustrate important lessons in the book Shows you how to use positive psychology to shift from a scarcity mentality to an abundance mentality for workplace success Helps you tap into your own sense of joy every day for your own happiness and the happiness of those around you Science-based and packed with real case studies of real working moms Written by authors with impeccable qualifications and real-world experience Many moms raise great kids and achieve the professional success they desire and deserve, but if they aren’t happy, what’s the point? This book doesn’t show you how to have it all, but how to have all the things that really matter.

Mediating Moms

49 One example of this exposed honesty, published in the Fall 2003 issue of Yo' Mama, is a labour story, ... dominant image of mothers immediately after childbirth is that of smiling, happy, and calm women holding their newborn infants.

Author: Elizabeth Podnieks

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773539792

Category: Social Science

Page: 421

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SOMEDAYS forever

He grew up a happy young boy, full of smiles; full of laughter and inside he was full of pain. ... It was the family that he always dreamed of, mom was happy and always there and dad came home sober after work and would play catch in ...

Author: John Middleton

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312947450

Category: Fiction

Page: 62

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Chase is your normal young guy with the dream of becoming a Rock Star. It is when he is introduced to the world of drugs that he begins to see his dream slowly slip through his fingers. Between the pain of his family, friends and himself, Chase must make a decision. The drugs or his dreams. We follow Chase through this decision and fight. He may realize that some days decisions can last forever.