When I Couldn’t be a Mom to My Daughters, My Friend Could

We asked 20 Canadian writers to share who they would nominate for the Dove Celebrate Mom Contest. Here's who Julie Eldson-Height from Sober Julie would nominate.

Julie Eldson-Height

Sober Julie

While I was growing up in small town Ontario, the world was quite different than it is today. All the Moms united in our neighborhood and supported each other freely. It wasn’t uncommon to be reprimanded by another mother or fed dinner just because. The old saying “It takes a village to raise a child” seemed to be in full effect.

These days we Moms are often too busy to connect with our neighbors, merely passing each other on the street with a wave as we struggle to keep up with our lives. With many of us commuting to work, escorting our children to activities while trying to focus upon family time we often find that we don’t have time to give back to others.

A few years ago, I was rushing around juggling all the balls in the air when my life came to a screeching halt because of a car accident...

Read Julie's full story here...

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With 15yrs invested in a high-paced corporate career,Julie’s life changed drastically after facing her alcoholism and being involvedin a car accident. This recovering alcoholic Mom/Wife shares her journey with raw honesty in a humorous, shoot from the hip approach. Julie reminds us that we can find Serenity amidst the chaos of life.