Amends

When I consider all the things about my alcoholism the one I never think of is the way it affected my husband. How, after years of dealing with me, he might have a part of him that has just given up on me. Then when I think of that I strangle and choke some inside....
Sobriety and Marriage

Sobriety and Marriage

My husband and I used to be drinking buddies. When we first started going out we spent a lot of time getting drunk together. It was fun. Silly. We loved food and beer and cocktails and bottles of wine with Sunday brunch. We boozed it up. Then I got pregnant. It...

Directions

I’ve been in this parenting funk for the past, oh forever. It’s where things are all out of kilter, and kiddos are fighting constantly, or whining, or just being annoying in general. I’m not really paying attention since I’ve got my own flotsam...
Fun

Fun

I came up with a glorious word for 2014 after days and days of heaving all these heavy words around in my head like freedom and restraint and peace.  I wasn’t even going to pick a word at all. Then, while I was writing a totally different post that I...