Episode 41

Parenting and Recovery

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 Our team bravely dives into the foundational aspects of parenting and some of the hard lessons they have learned along the way.

Talking Points

  1. Angela opens up about some of the difficult moments she experiences being a parent, and also being a parent in recovery.
  2. Jason reflects on being a parent and the genuine lessons he has learned along the way as his children have gotten older
  3. Vulnerability in parenting
  4. What individuals can walk through in recovery while also having children.
  5. Repairing a parenting moment with humility
  6. The greatest moment our team has experienced being a parent in recovery.


“The other day I had lost my cool and yelled at my daughter, and that happens sometimes when you’re a parent. So I was doing some repair work, and I said, ‘I need you to know that I love you more than anyone in this world.” And she said, ‘well what about your mom, or your sister?’ I said, ‘Well this isn’t a competition, but I truly do love you more than anybody else in this world.’ She turned to me and said, “Well mom what about yourself? You have to love yourself first and care about yourself first if you’re going to take care of me.’ And those are not words I have ever sat down and told her those words. But through my recovery and her entire life, because I had her in sobriety, she has seen that; she has seen I have to put my recovery first, I have to take care of myself first, and it’s wild to watch it sink in for her without me ever having to say it.”
Angela Lopez

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