Anorexia recovery while managing a young family [Podcast] 3


Recovery from Anorexia is often a time of heightened anxiety and stress. Managing recovery while looking after a young family is a reality for many adult sufferers. In this podcast Tabitha talks to an adult in recovery, Erin, about managing recovery with young children.

About Erin:

I am 36, and have lived in Colorado my entire life. I currently live in Highlands Ranch and have two children, 11 and 6. I have been married for 15 years. I studied sociology, philosophy and women’s studies in college. I have struggled with issues around food and body image since I was a preteen. My eating disorder became severe at the age of 33. I want to help people of all ages, backgrounds, and weights understand that they can indeed develop this illness and that it is a life threatening disorder that needs to be taken seriously. I hope my experience can help others know they are not alone if they are struggling to recover while also being a parent.


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About Tabitha Farrar

I work as Head of Marketing for a software startup in Boulder. As a recovered Anorexia sufferer, I advocate for proper understanding of eating disorders in my spare time. On that note, I wrote a book about my own journey into eating again called Love Fat.

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3 thoughts on “Anorexia recovery while managing a young family [Podcast]

  • Margot

    I was really glad I listened to this episode; many thanks to Erin for sharing her experience. My story is very similar and I got some excellent takeaways for recovery from hearing this.

    • Erin Macfarland

      I am so glad you enjoyed it Margot! I think this is an area that is greatly underserved and I’m grateful I was able to shed light on the challenges facing mothers in recovery.

  • Sharyn

    Wow, this episode spoke right to me. I could almost say that this episode spoke right FOR me. Erin’s story is so similar to mine and I was pulled right into this episode finding myself nodding along with everything Erin had to say. Thank you for being courageous and sharing. Even if for the hour, I didn’t feel so alone!