Tag: parenting

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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Mummy Juice

About a year or two ago, the book club I’m part of chose the book ‘Why Mummy Drinks’, by Gill Sims. I borrowed it from another woman and read about two chapters before thinking what a load of tripe and put it down.  And it wasn’t because I was going to stop drinking anytime soon. 

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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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The Disney-fication of Drunk

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

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It’s up to You

A life like this You don’t want to miss a single second Happy moments beckon  By choosing to be free and present You can really lessen “Sleeping ” through the good timesyou could otherwise miss  A kind word or gesture, Shared memories,a first kiss It could be a wedding,a play not attended a heart not mendedAs you were far too hungover To make the

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