Posts in category "Love"

My Last Drink was a Bottle of Nyquil 14 Years Ago

It snuck up on me this year.  This Soberthday.  This 14 year anniversary of the day I said ENOUGH and finally stopped all the bullshit lies and asked for help with my alcoholism and then took the help being offered to me seriously.  The day I chose life on life’s terms. That day I walked... Read more »

Growth Through Regression: The Longer I Live, the Less I Know for Sure

I know I support marriage equality for all.  I know black lives matter.  I know I support women having a choice in their well being and the power to control what happens with their own bodies. I know at heart I lean toward being a socialist, liberal, tree hugging hippie.  I know that addicts and... Read more »

Mom Struggle Face

OH MAN OH MAN.  the Sunday evening mom struggle face IS REAL.  And it is by far my least favorite segment of the week.  My husband and I know it’s going to hit every week and yet it still takes us by surprise.  Our normally perfect sweet angel babies (SEE SARCASM but only kind of... Read more »

ALS Walk for Life: In Honor of Uncle Chip

What is ALS? ALS is a progressive, degenerative disease affecting motor neurons. Motor neurons are specialized nerve cells that carry impulses from the brain to the muscles by way of the brainstem and the spinal cord. The muscles then move in response to these impulses. In ALS, motor neurons gradually cease functioning and die. As... Read more »

Before I was your mom

Hey kids.  I know it’s hard to believe, but I was alive a long time before I became your mom.  Before I ever knew your names or what you would look like, before I knew your smell or your mischievous laughter, there was a woman who lived about three lifetimes to be ready.  I don’t... Read more »

24 reasons why 42 is my favorite year

There are lots of reasons I’m diving into my 42nd year on this planet with gusto.  You’re in luck too because I’m going to list them here! I like popcorn. Way too much.  I eat it for dinner a couple nights a week.  Sometimes I eat nachos in bed while watching Friends (just finished the... Read more »

Charging into the Atlantic Ocean: My Dad and Cape Cod

Even before we got to the car I knew we would be wiping sand from every crevice of our bodies. Even with the baby powder trick.  And I didn’t mind one bit.  It was almost as if we were in the ocean. Of course, we hadn’t been in the ocean, but try telling that to... Read more »

Drink the Fancy Drinks Already

I have these fancy drinks that have been in my fridge for a year.  Over a year technically, but yeah, a year. The lemon ones my best girl brought over and I didn’t drink them that night and so there they’ve sat.  The blood orange one was for Christmas or New Years and I just... Read more »

Dear Dad at the Park Calling Your Son Chicken for Not Wanting to Slide

I can’t get you out of my head.  Rather, I can’t get your boy out of my head. After I heard you say it for the third time, “WHAT ARE YOU CHICKEN?” as your boy was at the top of the slide taking in his options, my blood was boiling. It crushed my heart to... Read more »

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 »
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