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

Health

Why Not Just One Drink?

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It’s 5:42 am, and I’m writing this because I’m too tired to think and this seemed easier than trying to write my book. Honesty is the best policy, guys. I could go back to sleep, but I am determined to create a new habit. That new habit is writing every day, no matter what. I…

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When Comparison to Yourself is the Thief of Joy

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There’s a thought that always runs through my head, every day, all the time: “You can do this better.” Continuous improvement is important to me, and probably to you too. There’s a catch to the “you can do this better” thought, though. The catch is: “and you have to either do it better, or not…

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4 Stages of an Epic Martyr’s Meltdown

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There will be gifs in this post because gifs make me smile, and we could all use more smiles. When my kids don’t want to clean up or do something else I’ve asked them to do, they act helpless. They wait until the last minute, pick up dishes sloppily, load them badly, barely make the…

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4 Life Lessons I Learned the Hard Way

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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 let God clear the scales off my eyes completely, but it started 3 years ago. When my entire world crashed down, I didn’t know what…

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Serenity and Responsibility

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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 a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,…

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I’m Alive

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I’m learning what it means to be alive. Truly alive. Personal responsibility is something that I value tremendously in myself, as well as in every relationship in my life. I don’t connect very well with those who don’t hold themselves accountable for their behavior. So, it makes sense that I haven’t even connected with myself in the past, due…

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Turning Thirty Sober

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I wrote this post and made it private before I ever really shared this blog. Pulling it out of “hiding” today (Feb 2017). Just a few short thoughts on sobriety and hitting the big 3-0. I’ll be 30 years old in 10 days.This will be my first sober birthday in about a decade (excluding pregnancies), I think.…

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