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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 […]
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 […]
A Poetic Homage to Kristi Coulter on Being Fine Without the Wine
Thoughts on day 778 alcohol-free – from the blog Off Dry by Kristi Colter – Day 778: You Do Not Have to be Good .. think about cutting yourselves some slack. Have a cupcake if you want it. Buy two cupcakes and eat only the frosting parts of both of them, which is a thing […]
I dreamt that Kristi Coulter was my Therapist
If you’ve never heard of the star blogger and author Kristi Coulter, let me introduce you to more than her photo. The blog Off-Dry , which she used to chronicle her sober journey, caught fire when her post entitled “Enjoli“ went viral in a way that inspired and outraged the world. Nothing Good Can Come from This is her recently published […]