Topic: Alcohol

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 »

I’ve Taken My Toddler To Every Pub In My Neighborhood, And I’m Not Sorry

I've Taken My Toddler To Every Pub In My Neighborhood, And I'm Not Sorry

Just to lay a little groundwork, I will start with a little anecdote. Before we had our daughter, my husband and I were regulars at a local neighbourhood pub. The servers knew us by name. They knew our favourite table. They would bring us our drinks of choice without us having said a word. If our favourite sports team was playing the TVs would be flipped to that station as soon as we walked in. It was fabulous.

Then I got pregnant, we stopped going out for drinks, and that pub went out of business. True story. More »

When It Comes To Teens And Drugs, I’d Rather Mine Choose Pot Over Alcohol Any Day

When It Comes To Teens And Drugs, I'd Rather Mine Choose Pot Over Alcohol Any Day

With more and more states considering legalizing marijuana, I’m not concerned with how this will affect the future drug talks I will have with my teenagers. In fact – although I will surely press for not experimenting with anything – if they are going to experiment with drugs during their teens, my fingers are crossed that it’s marijuana instead of alcohol. More »

This Photo Of Tweens Clutching Bottles Of Booze Isn’t Cool Just Because Madonna Took It

This Photo Of Tweens Clutching Bottles Of Booze Isn't Cool Just Because Madonna Took It

Madonna posted a picture of her 13-year-old son and some of his friends clutching bottles of booze with the caption, “The party has just begun! Bring it! 2014″ to her Instagram account over the weekend. The Internet went nuts. Just in case you were wondering – you really do get many, many allowances when you are a celebrity. One of them is people defending you when you are being ridiculous. More »

Psychologist Blames ‘Bad Parenting’ And Being Wasted For The Cases Of Fighting At Chuck E. Cheese

Psychologist Blames 'Bad Parenting' And Being Wasted For The Cases Of Fighting At Chuck E. Cheese

As many of you are aware, there have been quite a few incidents of kerfuffles breaking out in the land of sugary pizza and prize tickets, and some of you may attribute these incidents to the fact that Chuck E. Cheese may be the ninth circle of hell. Not so fast you armchair psychologists! Because a REAL doctor has determined why so many parents are losing their shizz at the land of the giant mechanical singing mouse, and it’s basically because you are just so excited to be there. And drunk. More »