Sober parenting

Ok. So I will be the first to tell you alcoholism and parenting don’t mix. Some bad decisions have been made by me over the last ten years of parenting. My “Let them eat cake as long as they don’t cause me to lose my buzz or hurt themselves” mentality is coming back to bite me in the ass now that I’m sober. I get it. In their eyes, who am I to be a parent now? Frustrating, but this too shall pass.

Ray is still sober.

2 thoughts on “Sober parenting

  1. Don’t beat yourself up. You’re amazing and not everyone has the cojones to go into battle with something as powerful as alcoholism. That makes you a superhero. xxxx

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  2. I too am a recovering alcoholic, mom and wife. I struggle daily with the regret, guilt and ramifications of being the “drunk mom”. I start each day reminding myself that it isn’t too late to be the mom I need to be and the same goes for you! Be proud that you are a warrior and that you can parent in a healthy fashion going forward. Your son will respect your positive choices and strength, even if it isn’t obvious now.

    -Heather
    https://timeflieswhenyoureanxiousandselfmedicated.com

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