alcoholism, Motherhood, recovery, Sober Living, Teetotaler

Mommy meltdowns. Sober.

Yesterday morning I was home solo with our youngest, Aaron (2), for a few hours while his siblings attended Vacation Bible School. My hopes were high that he and I would have a lovely, carefree, no mommy-meltdown morning. I set my hopes too high.  Aaron is a very bright little guy, and his favorite "game"… Continue reading Mommy meltdowns. Sober.

Healthy Living, Self-care, Sober Living, Uncategorized

It’s beyond OK to care for yourself…

Last year, I powered through eight months of soberness. I attended AA meetings. I read memoir after memoir written by women (and moms) who have struggled with addiction. I talked with friends who knew friends/family in recovery. I watched movies about addictions. And one message kept popping up over and over--- sobriety must start out… Continue reading It’s beyond OK to care for yourself…