Saturday mornings are no longer foggy, unhappy, painfully awash with regret, shame and self-loathing, working out how long it is decent to wait before starting again.
As a woman in recovery, what I really want is sleep, more hours in the day, and to be a more pleasant mom and spouse. Since those aren’t actual gifts, I’ve got some other solid ideas to help the SoberMommies in your life.
The quandary I’m facing is that I got pregnant when I was six months sober. It was unexpected but not unwelcome news and I’m due next month. How do I ask people not to drink around me because I don’t know if I’ll have the same level of resolve when I’m no longer pregnant?