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The Cost of Mommy’s Wine Time and How I Broke Free
When my son was a baby, my drinking would have been considered part of what is now (the very normal and encouraged) “Mommy’s wine time” culture. I’d put him down for bed in the early evening – after a very long day of all things baby! – I’d flip on the baby monitor, head to […]
Learning to Let Life Happen – Celebrating One Year Sober
If you are going to stop drinking, you quite simply have to stop drinking, but stopping is not easy. I think the hardest part in my early days of TRYING to quit drinking was the self sabotage, and lying to myself. I remember waking up hungover, full of shame and self-loathing, and thinking to myself […]
Are You Ready to End Your Abusive Relationship With Alcohol?
Today is an important day for me. Today is my son’s birthday. He is already in his 30’s and that’s how long my relationship with alcohol pushed him out the way. For a large part of his life, I wasn’t present. Oh, I was there – but I wasn’t there for him. Because I was […]
Want to Quit Drinking? Tips From an Everyday Sober Super Hero
I read in Paul Churchill’s book, Alcohol is Sh!t “If you want to figure out why you drink, quit drinking and you’ll find out pretty quick.” That hit home. I drink because I hate my life and it bores me to tears. I drink to make myself sufficiently numb and mindless that I can stand […]