Category: Our Children and Ourselves

  • How Drunk is too Drunk?

    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 […]

  • Want to Stop Drinking? Blog Away from “Wine o’Clock”

    Want to Stop Drinking? Blog Away from “Wine o’Clock”

    I published my first public blog post in March of 2016. I had never intended to blog or had any interest in writing until I stumbled over a website called Hello Sunday Morning while searching blogs to help me stop drinking. You see I was 50 years old, the mother of an 11 and 15-year-old, […]

  • Are You Ready to End Your Abusive Relationship With Alcohol?

    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 […]

  • The Cages in our Minds

    The Cages in our Minds

    My six year old has been watching my habits change with curiosity since I stopped drinking alcohol. He’s been wanting to be included in the positive change he sees in me so he’s asked if he can drink sparkling water and seltzer’s with me every night. While I don’t mind if he has it sometimes, […]

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