Tag: Family

Imperfect

Bringing up kids Who’d have thought The worry and tearsThe fears it brought  Terrible twos they said are simply the worst But the teenage years Have made me burst  With worry and dread Why isn’t he in his bed What can I do ? It’s half past two .  All these milestones They have to passBut that first day at big school will

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I Love You Daddy

Mornings are quiet Uncomfortably soBut afternoon drinksthey start the show By evening, the voice is bossy and loud‘I love you girl; you make me proud’. And later, the slurring, and uneven feet Next day, no memory, just rinse and repeat.  Day one, two and even threeEach morning more quiet, self-defeat I love you daddy but your hands they shakeI feel

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Is Alcohol Dissolving Your Relationships ?

When I first became alcohol-free, when I first stopped drinking, I was so pleased. So proud. My life opened up. I looked to my husband for support and love – and to my amazement didn’t actually get what I expected. In the cold light of day he carried on exactly like ‘him.’ 😤 What I

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First Alcohol-Free Family Vacation: A Happy Ending !

They argued over an armrest On the planeWhat a pain! lol Over who had the most spaceThey didn’t wanna lose face But I had a clear head So I didn’t see red Over hot chocolate, or orange juice spiltOne was upset when the other showed no guilt or remorse  ‘Cos they’re just kids of course!  Although the silly spats

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The Simplicity of How This Mom Finally Stopped Drinking

Woman in house

The image at the beginning of this post is literally how I used to feel. I used to feel trapped in the domesticity that I had chosen. I was a vibrant, active, loving wife and mom. Like many of my friends, I had my children after becoming established in my career. My daughter was born

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