Tag: parenting

Watching the Witch

Would moderate drinkingaffect my thinking ?Affect my lifein a way that’s adverse?Really?but wouldn’t it be betternot worse Than regular binge drinking? I know what you’re thinking And I reckon you’re right That even a little,even a slight bit of alcohol Isn’t really alright  It’s a drug after all It could eventuallycause me to fall  It could open the door For the Wine Witch

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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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Mummy Juice

Pink whistle

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.  And

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From my Struggling Son to His Struggling Mum

For my struggling son

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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