I’m here to hold myself accountable because one day,
I will be able to say with all honesty,
“Mumma doesn’t drink.”

The Space Between

This is hard as f$&@. And it’s boring. And it’s scary. And it’s exhilarating. And it’s exhausting. And it’s annoying. And it’s life saving. And that sums up how I feel in one minute in early sobriety. No alcohol for 135 days today. Honoring the space between “what was” and “what’s next”. Damn skippy.

Nap Wine

I wish the “mommy wine” culture would go away. Just vanish. All the T-shirt puns. The memes. All the oversized wine glasses. And for the love god, every single piece of “Pump and Dump” merchandise. Believe me – I’m not claiming to be the first to point out this twisted marketing mess. Goddesses Glennon, Annie,Continue reading “Nap Wine”

Oxygen masks

Family can be a strong motivator to stop drinking. But I’m learning that this change really needs to come from within one’s self. It’s like that oxygen mask rule on a plane. Put yours on first then assist others. My husband and I had an argument this morning. I’m sad by how hurtful he isContinue reading “Oxygen masks”

Red Wedding

I love Clare Pooley’s “The Sober Diaries”. She’s amazing. She is so witty. Not in the least condescending. When I read her Day 0, I laughed. She writes about how she looked down at her coffee mug filled with the remnants of a wine bottle…at 11AM. It said “World’s Best Mum” on the outside ofContinue reading “Red Wedding”

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