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    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…

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    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…

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    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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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 9}

    It’s about to get a little tough with Labor Day Weekend coming up… Day 9 is when things are starting to get tricky. UGH.  It’s Thursday. It’s almost Labor Day Weekend.…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 8}

    Here is what has changed in my eight days of not drinking… One full week of not drinking has come and gone. So what is different about my life? I have…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 7}

    Is it difficult to not drink each evening? Today is Tuesday, the seventh day of my journey. I’ve made it one week without alcohol!  It actually wasn’t as difficult as I…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 6}

    Some sobering thoughts from a book I’m reading… So I have mentioned several times that I’m reading a book during this period of sobriety. It’s called Almost Alcoholic. I’m going to warn…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 5}

    My thoughts on an interesting and timely article that came my way today… A friend who knew I was doing this sobriety stint alerted me to an article she saw in…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 4}

    Day 4 was the hardest day for me yet. The fourth day of my sobriety experiment, Saturday, was definitely the hardest so far. It was a day where wine would have…

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    9 Best Things About Back to School

    Here are my favorite things about the back-to-school season! Here in Virginia we started school last week, but I know a lot of other people are just starting up this week…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 3}

    I gained some insight from a helpful book. First of all, call off the Amber Alert– I did find Lilly‚Äôs lunch box. I went back to the last place I remembered…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 2}

    The first day of school usually ends with a celebration of sorts…not this time! Ahhh, the first day of school…such a momentous occasion in the life of a stay-at-home-mom. Or any…

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    The Sobriety Diaries {Day 1}

    Hangovers…the reason why I am quitting alcohol for thirty days. Honestly, if I didn’t get such bad hangovers, I probably wouldn’t be doing this sobriety stint right now. But I get…

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    Am I Doing This Wrong?

    I feel like I messed up vacation. I’ve been home from vacation for over a week now and I’m starting to reflect on my trip. Expectations were high…eight days and seven…

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