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messy

Good & Messy & True

Disclaimer: This post is longer than my typical posts. But it is also more honest. Up to you.
At around 4:30pm yesterday afternoon, I came home. The kids were out with our nanny and the house was quiet. I slipped…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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swinging

Do You Drink Too Much?

Are you back on the wagon? my friend asked Saturday night, pointing to my Diet Coke. We were out for dinner with our husbands. My friend was obviously referring to my Year Without Wine which I completed this past January.…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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4 years

Four Years Later

I am sitting at my desk. It is a beautiful white desk covered in things – books, papers, photographs, pens. My hummingbird paperweight. My good luck rocks. A glass of water. It is half full. Four years ago, I might…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, Parenthood, The Fam

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wineguilt

Set Limits.

I’ve been feeling guilty about something. Last Friday night, I attended a Preschool fundraiser. Husband was sick, so I went alone. I was proud of myself for doing this. I don’t really have social anxiety, but I like when he’s…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DRINKING DAYS

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wine1

Have I Had Wine Yet?

Have you had wine yet?
I’ve gotten this question a lot over the past week. And it makes perfect sense. After all, I chose to go public with my yearlong dip into the dry life and I chose to write…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Parenthood, The Home Front

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tell a truth

Tell a Truth

I learned something yesterday. Something I already knew, but seem to forget. I learned that it can be really rewarding to tell a truth. I am not talking about the truth, that elusive, Platonic thing we are all implored to…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., ON LIFE, ON LOVE, Pregnancy, QUOTES.

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9 month mark

Nine Months Without Wine

After the Kindergarten pumpkin picking trip, we gather outside school and wait for dismissal. It has been a muddy and wonderful Friday and, side-by-side, we parents sink silently into the exhaustion that shrouds us all, ready to scoop up our…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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eight months

Eight Things @ Eight Months

I am now eight months into my Year Without Wine and in honor of reaching this milestone, I will share eight things I have learned, or concluded. Here they are:
1. I am a better version of myself without booze.…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, DRY DAYS, Health & Happiness, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES.

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why alcohol

Yesterday Morning at 8:06am

Yesterday morning at 8:06am, I received an email. An email from someone I don’t know, someone who reads this blog. The email was short and consisted of a single question: Would you be able to answer some questions about your…

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, DRY DAYS, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, Parenthood

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I Sit Here Shaking. And Smiling.

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Posted in: A YEAR WITHOUT WINE., BOOKS., DAILY GRIND, DRINKING DAYS, DRY DAYS, IVY LEAGUE INSECURITIES., Online & Onscreen, WRITING, WRITING LIFE, Yummy

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