The Problem With Mommy Drinking Culture And Why We Need To Talk About It

I know I’ve written about this before, but today I fell down a little bit of a rabbit hole.

Once I clicked on the pin, Pinterest began suggesting to me a whole cache of personalized, mommy wine glasses. One after the other, they flooded my computer screen. All had some variation of the same message: Being a mom is hard. You need to drink to manage.

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5 Useful Tips To Help You Stay Sober This Thanksgiving

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If you’re American, or American-adjacent, chances are you have plans tomorrow to chow down on some delicious, homemade eats. Whether it’s “Friendsgiving” or a full-blown family gathering, Thanksgiving can be a triggering occasion for sober folks.

If you are invited to a Thanksgiving celebration that you know will have booze, you may already be wondering how you’re going to get through it with your sobriety intact. The good news is that you are not alone and you can certainly do it.

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3 Must-Read Books About Meditation For People Who Hate Books About Meditation

About ten years ago, I started dabbling in the world of meditation. I’m embarrassed to admit that my journey started with reading The Secret (thanks, Oprah).

In my defense, I had just ended a five-year toxic relationship and was equal parts vulnerable and desperate for guidance. After The Secret, I paid an absurd amount of money for a 30-day meditation course by (you guessed it) Oprah along with Deepak Chopra.

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5 Reasons Exercise Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Stay Sober

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I think you’ll agree that when you first quit something major like drinking or smoking, it’s hard to know what to do with yourself.

You’ve just taken away the ONE thing that allowed you to relax or manage hard times. Now you feel awkward doing the most basic activities. You might as well have two left feet. Where do you put all this energy? How do you handle life now?

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5 Books To Help You Through The First Thirty Days of Sobriety

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The first thirty days of sobriety can be rough. Like, want to pull your hair out and scream into a pillow “rough.” You’re going to need to be prepared to tackle both the physical and emotional challenges that await you.

When I first stopped drinking, I found books to be one of the most useful tools in my sobriety toolbox. I read recovery memoirs to help make sense of what was going on with my life. In order to fight my demons, I had to understand them. Luckily, I found excellent books for that as well.

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