Category: Debunking the Romance of Mommy’s Wine Time

How Drunk is too Drunk?

Today is my birthday, and it is my first sober birthday in a long, long time. My birthday slogan for many years was, “No one should remember the day they turn a year older,” and boy oh boy did I make sure that was the case. I threw huge, booze-soaked parties almost every year, and

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It’s Ok to Not be Ok – Breaking the Bond of Mommy’s Wine Time

It's ok to not be ok cutting the tie to mommy's wine time

I’m so proud of myself for being sober this Christmas season because last year I was a mess. A hiding my bottles in my shoes mess. I sunk into a Mommy’s Wine Time routine as an accepted adult comfort, but drinking became the problem, not the solution. My husband is in the military so he

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I Can Do Anything – Single Parenting Sober

Mother and son Single Parenting Sober

I’m my early days of sobriety I was struggling. Single parenting sober, trying desperately to meet all the demands of two small children while going through some real Huge emotions, working at a country club and being surrounded by alcohol on a daily basis…I just needed to not be needed. I was feeling overwhelmingly vulnerable

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Wine o’clock – A Memoir

Sad woman with Rose Wine o'clock a memoir

It’s easy to romanticize drinking, even if you have found that you love being sober. That elegant image of a beautiful woman relaxing with a glass of wine at the end of a long hard day is everywhere. Actually, a woman confidently slugging back an entire bottle of wine because she deserves it, is normalized

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