Posts tagged "sobriety"

We are All in Recovery from Something

I think maybe we are all recovering from the moment we are born.  From the moment we are pushed from that warm, all enveloping, safe space out into this cold, hard world, we are recovering.  Finding our way.  Forging our path.  And the thing is, recovery never stops.  Hopefully. We are all in recovery from... Read more »

All the Things I Would Miss

Being sober for a while, it gets a bit easier to rest on your laurels.  To think that you’ve got this thing licked and that you are just like everybody else. Normal.  Wife, mother, employee, friend, daughter, sister, aunt, neighbor. The thing is though, that can all disappear with just one drink.  While that seems... Read more »

You looked kind of drunk

“You looked kind of drunk in that picture you sent me last night.” My husband casually said that the next day and I didn’t think anything of it. Kind of laughed it off.  Until we were out for a walk with our twin toddlers and it hit me. “Did you seriously think I was drinking... Read more »

I am the sober mom

It would seem I’m in the minority.  It would seem I am alone in the sea of cute bedazzled wine glasses and happy hours with pedicured feet, beer cozies and a pool view. I am the sober mom.  I am a mom and I don’t drink.  I am the mom who CANNOT drink.  For you... Read more »

10 Great Things about NOT Drinking

There are plenty of us out here who aren’t drinking these days.  You might be pregnant.  You might be supporting a partner who’s pregnant.  You might be sick.  You might be allergic.  You might just not want to drink – HOW DARE YOU.  Contrary to popular belief, most of us who don’t drink are not... Read more »

Stroking Your Scars

We all have scars. I have a small line at the bottom of my stomach from a last minute C-Section that birthed two beautiful babies a year ago.  I stroke that perfect scar often and reflect.  I relish this scar.  I remember exactly where I was and vaguely remember what happened.  I remember the pain... Read more »

Reaching for Help

HELP ME. Two of the hardest words we ever have to say to anyone and yet so desperately need to say.  It rips at your soul and it tears at your pride. I can’t do this alone.  I can’t do this sobriety thing by myself.  When I was at my darkest, I reached out and... Read more »

Hoping for Just One More Day Sober

Well here we are.  12 years sober today and sometimes feeling exactly as unsure and scared as I did That First Year. I’m going to pause here and STRONGLY recommend reading that last link right there.  It tells the story of what happened when I first got sober that so many of you ask me... 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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