With Mother's Day around the corner, I thought it would be wise to put together a "Wish List" of things I know I'd greatly appreciate this year. (My hubby and kiddos sometimes need some black-and-white guidance in this department). However, it got me thinking, "What would other sober moms like as a gift?" Then my… Continue reading Mother’s day gifts for the sober mom
Dear Daughter, I am so very sorry. There was a time in your life that I was not myself. Sadly, you have snapshot memories of some of my worst moments, and I wish nothing more than to be gifted a mind-eraser to rid you of those moments. You see, my beautiful, mommy lost herself to… Continue reading Dear daughter, I’m sorry.
Mangos are by far my favorite fruit! I'm surprised it has taken me this long to mix one up as a mocktail, but hey! I did! And this simple, sweet, and fizzy treat was another fan-favorite on the home-front. (My daughter was practically begging me to pack it with her next lunch). Plus, it's a… Continue reading Mocktail of the month (April)
How do you bring up recovery? How do you tell someone that you don't (fill-in-the-blank) anymore or that you're struggling? How do you tell people to not view you like a hurt puppy dog because you've given up (fill-in-the-blank)? How can we recover out loud without the stigma?? As I get more-and-more comfortable with sobriety… Continue reading Recovering out loud: Part I
Towards the end of last year, I realized I was ready to amp up my recovery game by making more connections... in-person. As someone who struggles a great deal with social anxiety, I knew this was a demon I was not only ready to face but to punch in-the-face. Drinking and anxiety always went hand-in-hand for… Continue reading Kicking social anxiety to the curb: my experience at the She Recovers Sacred Pause Saturday