Navigating life as a woman & mom in recovery, one day at a time.

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“I was a late bloomer. But anyone who blooms at all, ever, is very lucky. ”

- Sharon Olds

22 Months of Sobriety, One Day At a Time

March 7, 2017

I’m 22 months sober today. Woot woot! *confetti* Top – taken within the past 30 days. Sober, silly, grateful. Bottom left – 2013. Bottom right – 2010. Blacked out in…

Why I’m Happy To Be Angry: Recognizing Types of Anger

March 5, 2017

Before I quit drinking, I wouldn’t know I was angry until the tears started flowing. Yes, I had to be in tears before I knew I was upset about something.…

8 Harsh Truths You Need to Know During Your Divorce

March 4, 2017

Divorce is terrible. No matter how many jokes you hear about it, or how many people celebrate once it’s final, it’s a big deal for most of us. First, the necessary…

Anxiety is a Big, Stupid, Ugly Liar

March 3, 2017

Anxiety shows up in my life in the weirdest of ways. It’s not always panic attacks and meltdowns. Sometimes, it’s simply hiding. When I feel overwhelmed and anxious, I isolate…

No More Fear: Ignore the Stigma, Share Your Story

February 20, 2017

Before I quit drinking, I only knew one other person who actively chose sobriety over excessive drinking. One of my relatives had been to AA and sporadic recovery programs, but…

Ugh, Do We Really Have to be Experts?

February 18, 2017

I keep writing and giving up. I’ve started no less than 20 posts this week, only to quit one sentence or paragraph in. They’re still in drafts, in case inspiration…

How Learning to Build Websites Changed My Life

February 15, 2017

This is an excerpt from a guest post I wrote for Color U Bold. Read the entire post here! I never thought of myself as a creative. My friends were creatives.…

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect. Be Present.

February 10, 2017

I had to drop something off at my girls’ school this morning, and as I pulled up, I noticed the parking lot was full all the way to the street. There…

Why I Quit Drinking

January 22, 2017

Around two years ago, I had an epiphany. I’ve written about my decision to quit drinking elsewhere, but it’s time to talk about it here. My first child made her…

It’s Time to Show Yourself Some Tough Love

January 19, 2017

My kids will tell you that I am a “tough love” kind of mom. They’ll probably tell you other things, but you can’t believe everything you hear (unless it’s good…

5 Networking Tips for Introverts

January 11, 2017

In my previous life, “networking” meant binge drinking and pretending to be somebody else. I hid myself, because I didn’t know myself. Networking, to me, was just a bunch of people in suits…

Slow Down and Listen to the Voice of God

January 6, 2017

Sometimes, God’s voice sounds like an elderly man at a coffee shop. Today, I had a meeting with a friend to talk about building a website for her business (one…

4 Life Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

January 4, 2017

3 years ago today, my world came crashing down. 3 years ago today, the blinders were ripped from my eyes. I still had a long way to go before I…

Life After Divorce: Surviving Holiday Separation Anxiety

December 31, 2016

Divorce is a level of hell that I wouldn’t wish on anybody. It’s one thing to separate from a person that you can no longer be with. It’s another thing entirely to…

Serenity and Responsibility

June 6, 2016

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at…

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