Topic: Alcohol

The Official Mommyish Disney Movie Drinking Game

The Official Mommyish Disney Movie Drinking Game

Your next re-watch of Frozen, The Lion King, or Tarzan doesn’t have be as painful as the previous thousand viewings, though: let the Mommyish Disney Movie Drinking Game relax that clenched jaw and furrowed brow. Instead of digging your fingers into the couch cushions at the first refrain of your current least favorite song in the entire universe, wrap them around the reassuring shape of a beer bottle or wine glass. It’s going to be okay, More »

If You Need To Attend A ‘Reality Party’ To Learn Teens Drink, Then You Are A Cyborg

If You Need To Attend A 'Reality Party' To Learn Teens Drink, Then You Are A Cyborg

What do teenagers do at parties? Well, I imagine there’s a table with soda and snacks, and perhaps a few board games like Yahtzee and Monopoly. The girls probably sit on the one side of the room while they giggle about who they have crushes on, and the boys are probably on the other side of the room engaging in horseplay. If you are nodding your head in agreement, then you are the type of parent that “reality parties” were designed for. The rest of us are praying our kids don’t do the kind of stuff we did as teens, and that isn’t going on a four-game Yahtzee losing streak. More »

I Drank For A Year Before I Wrote ‘Drunk Mom’

I Drank For A Year Before I Wrote 'Drunk Mom'

That flute of champagne wasn’t what made me relapse but drinking it was like getting permission to drink again; it was a lie that I told myself: I could do it right this time, drink. After that it was months of trying to care for my son… and drinking and not being able to stop. I tried harm-reduction groups, 12-step meetings, rehab. I kept drinking. I was desperate and guilty all the time and near the end of that year I thought about disappearing for good. More »