“These pages offer a community of compassion … Joy masterfully weaves engaging stories from moms . . . with the threads of her own wise guidance.”—Mary Anne Radmacher, author of Lean Forward into Your Life
Being a mom is one of the hardest and most important jobs a woman can have. Being a mom in recovery is even more challenging.
In Moms to Moms, counselor Barbara Joy shares the stories, advice, and inspiration from more than 60 mothers in recovery from across the United States who have struggled with addiction. These are women of all ages, races, and religious affiliations who candidly share their experiences: the challenges of being a mom in recovery, the values they want to teach their children, and their fears, struggles, and accomplishments.
This is a book that offers help and hope to busy, stressed out moms in recovery; a book they can turn to again and again to find inspiration, comfort, and advice. Joy offers evaluation tools and strategies for positive parenting, journaling activities for reflections, and affirmations designed to relieve stress and reinforce positive behavior.
“Being a mom is living a role. What every woman wants and needs is an authentic life of her own. So read and learn how to find your life and give birth to your new self.”—Bernie Siegel, M.D., #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love, Medicine and Miracles
“This book is raw and real, yet loving and gentle. You will feel understood, validated, and inspired by Joy’s wisdom and practical advice. You will want to read this book cover to cover and then keep it on your nightstand for continuous inspiration.”—Jane Nelsen, author of Serenity and Positive Discipline