Mother’s Day: Together We Are Stronger

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Finding Strength as a Mother of an Addicted Child

From One Mom to Another

If you have a child struggling with addiction – whether or not they’re in recovery – you undoubtedly understand the pain that accompanies it. Through the stress, worrying, and helplessness that come with this role, it can be easy to forget about your own well-being. We’re here to remind you that you’re not alone, and you are stronger than you think.

Hear firsthand from another mother in this position, author Sandra Swenson, as she reflects in a touching video on the emotional turmoil she’s experienced as the mother of a child suffering with an addiction. You can learn more about her journey and lessons she’s learned along the way in her blog post on parenting an addicted child.

Sandra’s latest book, Tending Dandelions: Honest Meditations for Mothers with Addicted Children, offers honest, daily meditations for mothers of addicted children. Her first book, The Joey Song, offers an inside look into her story with her son’s addiction.

Find support for Mother’s Day at an upcoming Facebook Live event

On Tuesday, May 8th at 8:00 p.m. CDT, join Sandra online for “Mother’s Day: Together We Are Stronger,” a Facebook Live event during which she will offer thoughtful support and meditations based on her own experiences loving a son struggling with addiction. To join the event, follow Sandy at now, then sign on to Facebook at the event time to tune into the live broadcast.




Tending Dandelions
by Sandra Swenson

Tending Dandelions

Dandelion Shop for Moms with Addicted Children, Sandy SwensonThe Dandelion Shop is a curated gallery of Dandelion Designs created in partnership with an array of ETSY artists especially for moms with addicted children.

Facebook, Sandy Swenson


3 thoughts on “Mother’s Day: Together We Are Stronger

  1. Nellwyn Beamon

    I sent my 29 year old son The Joey Song as he is now in jail. He saw our relationship in the book. Being in jail has helped him think about his life and the train wreck it had become. With hope we are looking at his options when he gets out…treatment, work, staying away from his old friends, getting his GED. He has hope even with a felony. For the first time in 15 years, I feel as if I have a son. Thank you for writing so honestly. I feel comfort when I read your writings.

  2. Eileen Maguire

    I saw your many comments at Hazelden thought for the day and they gave me inspiration. My son had several DUI’s and got an ankle bracelet Sept. 2017. He was 34 and living with us for a few months but life was chaotic. A computer genius, handsome, kind, non judgemental, addicted. He died Oct. 1,2017 from a drug overdose at our home which was a total surprise. I bought Tending Dandelions shortly after his death. I can’t thank you enough for the openness, love and respect you show for your children. You have helped me realize I did the best I could for Paul-unconditional love. You have also helped me cope with my grief. I have sent your book to other moms to help them cope with this insidious disease.
    Thank you and God bless! Eileen

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