A Sick Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, a couple in their late 30s cuddled on their king size bed anticipating the upcoming birth of their son. They also anticipated the arrival of their new pillow top, memory foam mattress that would finally allow the mom-to-be a good night’s rest. In all their wisdom (they weren’t spring chickens, after all) … Continue reading A Sick Fairy Tale

And It Begins

My son starts kindergarten today. I could probably just leave it at that and many of you would know exactly what I’m thinking and feeling. I didn’t cry on the first day of preschool. I was ready for the break. I didn’t even cry the following preschool year when his sister joined him. I rejoiced … Continue reading And It Begins

An Interview With Air: Life in 10 Questions

My brain is mush this week so I’m interviewing my 5-year-old son. I like to call him Air because it fits his personality. He’s buoyant and lives in the moment more than anyone I know. Just because I think my kid is cute doesn't mean everyone else will think he's cute but there's such an innocence … Continue reading An Interview With Air: Life in 10 Questions

Can a dog make you a better parent?

Before my husband and I had kids, we had dogs. We were the kind of dog owners that thought we were superior to parents of children because to us, dogs were clearly superior to children. They don’t keep you up all night crying, you only have to feed them once or twice a day and … Continue reading Can a dog make you a better parent?

Shoot, I did it again: Triggers

Anyone who is in recovery knows that recognizing triggers is vital to staying in recovery and preventing relapse. I feel confident that I know what most of my drinking triggers are because I put a lot of effort into tracking them in the first months of sobriety. I’m taking the same approach with not yelling. … Continue reading Shoot, I did it again: Triggers