Don't forget this

My alcohol addled brain has forgotten entire chunks of my past.  The blackouts.  That’s incredibly hard for me to reconcile, even though I know there’s no getting it back.  I can only focus on now and going forward and trying to soak it all in and capture. I worry about the forgetting. Even now with... Read more »

On Losing a Beloved Pet and Sharing Grief with Kids

Animal love. Pet love, specifically rescue pet love is almost unbearable. It’s what you take on when you love another living being no matter what. We all die someday. Is it worth the pain?  Yes. Absolutely positively unequivocally yes. Nothing compares.  I wouldn’t wish the pain away.  But damn, does it hurt. Our sweet old... Read more »

10 Simple Ways to Feel Better When Everything Seems Terrible

I am depressive.  I am comfortable in a funk.  I get down and dirty deep and dark and desperate.  I’m not talking about depression that needs to be medicated, but just a period of time where everything is terrible in my own head.  They are two different things, and I don’t pretend that being clinically... Read more »

What it feels like to be an Alcoholic

At first it takes away all your fear.  That drink just warms you all over and suddenly you have confidence and you are the girl you always wanted to be.  All your qualms about being with other people, with men, just vanish. Melt away.  You think you’ve found your golden ticket.  The answer to all... Read more »

All the ways two-and-a-half year olds are INCREDIBLE

My babies are two and a half years old today.  They’ve been on the planet for two years plus a half year.  While you might think that extra 6 months is not a big deal, well my friends, let me tell you all the reasons it is a VERY BIG DEAL. Right now is AWESOME... Read more »

How one hour completely turns my life around to gratitude

What can happen in one hour that is so completely transformative, so entirely life changing, so utterly unbelievable? I walk into a room with other like minded individuals.  We don’t all agree on everything, hell on most things, but on this one thing, we agree we need each other. I walk into a room of... Read more »

GO WITH THE FLOW: Potty Training Twins

We are on week two of potty training out twins and I must say, it’s going just swimmingly. I mean, the adults are all exhausted from constantly running with them to the bathroom and we are never giving them water or fruit again, but besides that, we are doing GREAT! “OH MY GOD I CANNOT... Read more »

Baby book it: The more things change, the more they stay the same

Motherhood can be isolating and lonely and frustrating – yet at the same time and maybe with a bit of perspective – the best thing ever and most importantly, HILARIOUS. My little mama recently sent me a package in the mail.  She’d found my baby book – the one she put together about me.  I... Read more »

I am really good at peeling oranges

You know the ones.  The cuties. The little mandarins that are probably genetically modified (HORRORS) or bad for us in some way – please spare me – to be easier to peel for kids. Not my kiddos yet though.  They need me to peel them still.  AND SO I PEEL. I peel and I peel... Read more »

This is what happened when I learned to love my imperfect self

At almost 42 years of age, I’m finally comfortable in my own skin, soul, heart and mind. This is what happened when I learned to love my imperfect self. I can look folks in the eye and see them for who they are right at that moment.  There is no wishing they were different or... Read more »
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    I'm a grateful drunk who doesn't drink (sobriety date 10/4/2001), a smoker who doesn't smoke and a mom of boy/girl twins from IVF born 1/7/13. I'm grateful for the good the bad and the ugly. It's great to be alive!

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