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Parenting With Addiction: Pushing God Away

Until I could admit that I had been wrong, living a lie and allowing it to affect my own daughter, I couldn't get anywhere in life. Not spiritually, anyway.

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Why I Love Jesus: Guest Post

In this Guest Post Nicole opens up about faith in the face of 'failure' and letting a loved one go, knowing the Lord is with them even if they chose not to see Him, among other things.

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The Man I Never Thought I Would Meet

These were harsh words, but they made me think twice about the choice I was about to make. If everything fell apart could I (at the very least) look back and say that I went into the lion's den with my my eyes wide open, my thoughts clear and steady, knowing the risk I was taking?

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Gaslighting – my best friends Abusive partner uses suicide as a control tactic.

Mum. That's a Bad Word!

Trigger warning – abuse mentioned*

‘Remember me when I’m gone’

This is the message she got when she went out with her best friend with a photo of him holding a knife to his wrist.

Threatening suicide became his favourite control tactic and it worked.

He searched over 11 local clubs and bars that night to find her, searching for her knowing she was with her best friend but he didn’t care instead he blew up her phone with calls and messages threatening suicide and threatening to fuck up anyone she was with.

She was completely faithful to him even through the constant abuse but that didn’t stop him from accusing her of cheating every day when she walked in the door.

Cheating on him with her boss, her customers, her friends husband, people who looked at her or who she was polite to, cheating on him with her own…

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Clearing Fear

Apparently, somewhere in my mind I decided it was a good idea to write about how I have used my past experiences (as a young adult and child with multiple addictions) to work to my benefit now as a parent.

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Parenting with Addiction: A Series of Struggles, Strength and Faith

I figure the best thing to do is to jump right into it. Ditching a screen for my pen. In this case, more accurately, my security. I learned one thing very clearly from addiction; Never underestimate your old comforts.

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Remember the Mess

I don't have the memories of my mother struggling. I want my girls to remember the insanity. The chaotic collection of all that we encountered together as a busy, sporadic family.

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Canvas Art: Hand Prints

-Four supplies or less -Easily completed in under ten steps -Two day project (overnight drying) -Add their names, a loving message, creative artwork or leave the canvas as it

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Traveling with Toddlers: Miami Beach

Sharing for all the beautiful photos 🙂

Miami, Miami, Miami. What a trip, what a place, what a good time. Honestly, I think coming back to Canada’s below freezing weather is going to do me in, but at least I get to come back with a tan (sunburn)!

Now, this vacation was, in fact, not much of a vacation at all. Why do I say this? Well,it’ssimple really – vacation used to mean lounging on the beach, under an umbrella, reading a book for about 8 hours of the work day while my husband ran around playing volleyball (because godforbid,he sits still for 5 minutes and boredomensues). Vacation now involves jam packing everysingle day with fun-filled activities so that my toddler is entertained (because godforbid,he sits still for 5 minutes and boredomensues). Needless to say, I’m not at work… butit’sall stillwork. However, major upside to a family vacation? I get to see and do SO MUCH more…

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Passionate Creator Award

Messy Mama

What is the Passionate Creator Award?

The Passionate Award was created by none other than my good blogger friend, Kiersty of Caffeine Chaos and Grace. She created this award for bloggers to nominate their peers who go above and beyond. Bloggers who produce a wonderful page with amazing posts but also those who are exceptionally supportive behind the scenes. Bloggers who support their fellow bloggers. Writers who express a great passion for all things blogging and the blogging community. To find out why she created this Award, check out Kiersty’s post.

Rules for the Award:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  • Nominate at least 3 other bloggers who have helped you make your way in the blogging community.
  • List 5 things that made becoming a blogger possible for you and/or anything you would recommend to others.
  • List 5 things you wish you…

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