Tag: mothering

The Simplicity of How This Mom Finally Stopped Drinking

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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From my Struggling Son to His Struggling Mum

Positivity breeds positivity What you can see I’ll learn to view As optimistically as you. I’ll learn it from you. To be really positive about things going on, Will lead to me being a happier son. I pick up on your mood, it affects me I’m not being rude. I don’t choose my emotions, I

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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

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What is Wrong With this Picture?

Crayons, glue, backpack, binders, a magnum of wine. Ready for the first day of school. When did it become ok to sell the wine with the back to school supplies? Has wine and parenting become so enmeshed? It makes me sad to see that. I know that 5 or 6 years ago those big bottles

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