Empty Seat At The Table
Dec18

Empty Seat At The Table

For most of us, the Holidays are steeped in warmth and tradition, and are spent sharing meals and exchanging gifts with family and friends. Yet for those of us who love a child in the throes of addiction, this time of year is often a source of pain. We grieve the child, or children who won’t be at our Hanukkah or Christmas celebrations… yet we also carry the fear that they, uh, might. What are we to do? Do we owe our addicted loved...

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Hope for Addiction
Aug26

Hope for Addiction

I’m part of a community of moms who support one another. Maybe you are too. There are so many different kinds of support groups for moms. We have play groups for our toddlers, girl’s night out, cooking groups, hiking and book clubs, gym buddies, diet clubs and Bible studies. Over the years I’ve been in many of these groups, including several support groups for the mothers of drug addicts. Unfortunately  waaayyyy too many moms are a...

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Codependent Some More
Jul02

Codependent Some More

My daughter, Annie, recently shared my manuscript with her good friend, Megan. Megan is “her person,” that special woman with whom she shares most everything in life. I first learned of the friendship when Annie chose to dress up like Megan one year for Halloween. She donned a bobbed purple wig, and drew a floral “sleeve” tattoo on her right arm with felt tip markers. The costume was completed by smuggling a periwinkle dress out of...

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