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

A patchwork of recovery resources – what does your list look like?

I decided to recover out loud yesterday on my 16-month milestone. I told my story of how far down gray area drinking took me me before I got off that shitty hamster wheel. Within hours, so many friends, acquaintances and family shared their own sober stories openly in the FB comments. Others were brave andContinue reading “A patchwork of recovery resources – what does your list look like?”

Dear Alcohol: It’s not me. It’s you…because you’re a gaslighting mother f*cker

I’m 16 months booze-free. Almost 500 continuous days without alcohol. The best part about those numbers is that I had to look them up this morning. For anyone who has tried to get sober, you know how long those first few months can go. <…Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Tick…> Now, the days soar by andContinue reading “Dear Alcohol: It’s not me. It’s you…because you’re a gaslighting mother f*cker”

Stupid neuropathways

(And now we’re up to date: July 15, 2021) I took my youngest son into Boston this past Sunday. We visited Martin’s Memorial Park. It was beautiful and sad, and made me stop to feel such gratitude that I have my boys with me safe and sound. But there was an uncomfortable pit in myContinue reading “Stupid neuropathways”

CHEESEDOODLE

(From June 2021) “Find your joy” they said. “Remember how you felt before you started drinking” they advised. Well, damn skippy. You all were right. This Vespa ROCKS!

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