Category: Our Children and Ourselves

  • The Disney-fication of Drunk Mom’s

    The Disney-fication of Drunk Mom’s

    This past week, from the bully pulpit of social media, the Today Show and Fox News helped this image of American moms welcoming the new school year, XL wine glasses joyfully raised in a toast to “me-time” go viral. It has become the feel-good image of the new school year. If you read the Today […]

  • Overwhelmed

    Overwhelmed

    Before sobriety I was just Doing.Not Being. Now I’m being. And I’m being while I do too.  I don’t have less to do.But I have more time. More awareness. I am alert enough to pick up on the little lovely moments. And each day is littered with those lovely moments. It was before but I wasn’t present […]

  • 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 […]

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