I Didn’t Want to Be a Mom

When we took my son home, it didn’t take long for my insides to shed quickly to my outsides. I didn’t want to get out of bed, I didn’t want to shower, I didn’t want to clean, I just didn’t want to participate in life at all. I didn’t want to be a mom.

Finding Sexual Freedom in Sobriety

Finding that I had the freedom to choose whether or not to have sex was a revalation to me after I got sober. I’d never felt like I had the choice before.

Comparison is a Thief

Comparison is a thief – it robs us of the ability to embrace our achievements and see ourselves in a positive light.

6 Helpful Tips For Coping With Stress In Sobriety

Over the last (almost) eleven years of sobriety I’ve had to find new, healthy coping skills to deal with stress.

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My Beginning was Tragic. My Ending Doesn’t Have to Be

I would go to school with a water bottle filled with alcohol stolen from whatever home I was in. No one would notice, because I didn’t drink until I was belligerent — just enough to get outside of myself.