Finding Balance: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Addicted Child

If your child has just begun a drug treatment program, you are likely experiencing a sense of relief and newly restored hopefulness. At the same time, you know that you still have a long road ahead, and it can be difficult to remain strong and optimistic after you have already been through so much. At […]

Do Parents Live Vicariously Through Their Children?

April’s guest post from Monday about what makes good parenting had a line that said “most parents end up living their dreams vicariously through their children, or pushing their desires on them in the belief that they’re looking out for their child’s interests and doing what should be done for their future welfare.” The part […]

Nothing Like Weeping In the Night to Get My Attention

It’s 2:00 am and I can’t sleep yet; I’m too wound up. We’ve got company in the house, so I was up late cleaning the dishes and whatnot, then came to the computer to check email and was surprised to hear someone walking around in the night. Then I heard a door shut loudly, which […]

Pain Management

I have been functioning lately with some muscles in my neck and shoulders that are pretty knotted. It got to the point where I was taking stuff for the pain daily, sometimes more. Which is not good. While the boys were gone a few weeks ago I took advantage of the opportunity to get a […]