Kelly Marie

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Surviving the Childhood Trauma of a Parent's Drug Addiction

388<p>SHARES<p>By the time that I was six and my brother was five, we were used to waiting—and waiting—for our father to show up. On one particular …

5 Inspirational Thoughts For When You're Having A Bad Day

You know what I’m talking about.<p>From the second your alarm clock screams into action to every waking minute thereafter – it’s a relentless struggle …

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28 Dads Who Are Unquestionably Winning At Parenthood

Warning: men behaving dadly up ahead.

20 Awesome Upcycled Organizing Projects

Well… it’s about that time of year, isn’t it?<p>We’ve all had at least one good dinner, have opened a gift or two, and are now surveying the scene.<p>And …

25 Genius DIY Storage Solutions Your Home Needs Now

Say goodbye to entryway chaos forever.<p>If your house is overwhelmed with clutter, it's time to bust out your tool set to wrangle the situation once and for all. These projects are designed to organize and streamline the messiest trouble spots in your home.

There is no one cure, no magic bullet for addiction

My belief is that one cannot save the life of an addict unless the addict wants to be saved<p>On the last day of my holiday at my parent’s house, a text arrives from Emily, who I met last year when R and her husband Jim were in rehab. Jim’s funeral is in a few days. The news of his death is sad, if …

Addiction Is a Disease That Shatters Lives -- It's Time to Say ENOUGH #WeAreShatterproof

I know how terrible the disease of addiction can be.<p>Three years ago, my son Brian -- 15 months clean but unable to handle the shame and stigma of his disease -- took his own life. He was just 25 years old. He had struggled with addiction for nearly a decade and tried time and again to get clean and …

How To Cope With Caring For An Addict

By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the sad news about Cory Monteith. And I’m sure you’ve heard about his autopsy results. And I’m almost positive that …

7 Honest Reasons Why Addicts Lie

Addicts tell lies more often than they tell the truth. “I’m not hurting anyone.” “I can stop any time.” Deception becomes so second nature, addicts …

Morning In The Life Of A Working Mom

Image via Shutterstock<p>5:30 Wake up very early so I will have PLENTY OF TIME.<p>5:31 Think hopefully about making myself a hot beverage to enjoy during …

Motherhood Has Made Me A Total Weirdo

Image via Shutterstock<p>Motherhood is a unique, empowering and beautiful experience that will forever change you. Before you know it, you will be …

The Force of Motherhood

Motherhood is turning me into one tough bitch.<p>I used to be a mild-mannered, non-yeller who embarrassed easily and apologized a lot.<p>Before I had kids, …