Category: Our Children and Ourselves

  • Autism, Alcohol and Me

    Autism, Alcohol and Me

    What an interesting combination In my family That’s why you seeThe idea of moderation Just won’t help my situation  Where perception is affected I think alcohol is best rejected When my children see a distorted view I find it’s true That mine must be crystal clear To see what’s really happening And to properly be able to hear Autism is a complex condition I’ve […]

  • This is Us – Families, Addiction and the Legacy of Shame

    This is Us – Families,  Addiction and the Legacy of Shame

    Have you ever watched the show This is Us ? It’s a series that airs in the US. A show about families in all their brokenness and loving awesomeness. If you haven’t watched it and have it available, I highly recommend it but keep the tissues close by. Last night I watched a recent episode […]

  • Mummy’s Wine Time

    Mummy’s Wine Time

    Why did I stop drinking? I wasn’t a blackout binge drinker and I didn’t come close to hitting any kind of rock bottom. I just decided it was time to take a break from the booze. As a mother and as a woman my wine time wasn’t serving me well anymore. My mum was congratulating […]

  • Redefining ‘Me Time’

    Redefining ‘Me Time’

    I saw an e-card on Facebook about eight years ago that made me laugh out loud. “Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of wine for your mom on mother’s day. You’re one of the reasons she drinks” That same e-card seems to come up every year with different illustrations and every year I have […]

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