• Guilty Pleasures

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 26}

    My old attitude towards having a drink used to be…Why not? On Sunday morning we packed the kids into the car and went to Costco for some grocery shopping. As is…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 25}

    Well, the Sam Hunt concert came and went. Did I drink?! Well, the day for the Sam Hunt concert with my friends finally arrived. So did I drink? If you follow…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 24}

    Trying to figure out what to do for the Sam Hunt concert tomorrow… The day before the Sam Hunt concert had me thinking a lot about what my plan would be. Should…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 23}

    If you decided to cut back on drinking, would you have a support system? Thursday is always the unofficial start to the weekend in my house. It feels like you’ve almost made…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 22}

    In Chapter 5 of “Almost Alcoholic,” things start to get real. Today is Wednesday. I’m still slowly making my way through Almost Alcoholic. I really like this book because it acknowledges the…

  • Parenting

    Fall Must-Haves

    Treat yourself with these ten fall must-haves! The fall weather has arrived and with it comes pumpkins, apple-picking, fall clothes, and not shaving your legs. Woohoo! Now go get yourself a…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 21}

    I’ve been a little short-tempered lately. I’ve been writing and talking a lot about the stress of the 5:00 dinner hour at my house. If I had thought that being sober…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 20}

    Lisa was my virtual drinking buddy until we both decided to stop. I met my friend Lisa through blogging several years ago, but I can’t pinpoint when or why we started…

  • Guilty Pleasures

    Bachelor in Paradise Finale Recap

    My thoughts on the end of Bachelor in Paradise… This season felt so short, but I guess stopping production for several weeks to investigate a non-sexual assault incident will do that to…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 19}

    Ahh, the start of football season…   So many things are deeply entwined with alcohol in my brain. Brunches. (Mimosas!) Concerts. (Tailgating!)…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 18}

    Drinking is a way of life here. Day 18 was Saturday.  I got up and ran SEVEN MILES by myself, which is more than I have run in close to two…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 17}

    My husband is not happy with me. My husband is not happy with The Sobriety Diaries. First of all, let me say that during the four years I’ve been blogging, he…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 16}

    Alcohol is everywhere in Virginia…and that’s part of the problem! Back when I lived in New Jersey, getting alcohol was an inconvenience. I had to go to an actual liquor store…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 15}

    My children drive me to drink. If nothing else comes out of this alcohol detox, I at least now know why I drink. It is my children. My children drive me…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 14}

    Tuesday evening was full of activities and running around…would’ve been nice to relax with a glass of wine! Tuesday night was the busiest night I’ve had since the school year started…and…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 13}

    Thankful that the holiday weekend is ending… I woke up Monday morning happy that it was a holiday and happy that a Labor Day Weekend without alcohol was almost over. I…

  • Parenting

    Bowlero Hits the Sweet Spot

    Looking for a fun night out? Check out Bowlero, the hottest bowling around. Bored with traditional date nights? Want something fun to do with the whole family?  Need a girls’ night…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 12}

    I used to hate finding wine glasses in my room when I woke up. I used to hate waking up and seeing an empty wine glass from the night before in…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 11}

    My kids drive me to drink! I want wine. Like really badly. I now realize why I usually start drinking around 4:00 or 5:00 P.M…because my kids are RAGING LUNATICS at…

  • Parenting

    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 10}

    Social events without alcohol are always a little awkward…or are they? Our neighborhood kicked off Labor Day Weekend with a happy hour pizza party shindig tonight.  I was a little apprehensive…

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