CNN asks parents this morning if it is a good idea or a bad idea to talk to your kids about your past drug use or your experiences with alcohol. I obviously never considered this debate because I have always been fully open with my own children about what a sloppy ass drunk I was as a teenager. More
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
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
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
Instead of making alcohol a hush-hush taboo, I plan to drink responsibly in front of my kids often, as I already do in my daily life. I also plan to have an open dialogue about alcohol with them as early as necessary—far, far before they get a driver’s license. More
I’m so not looking forward to my eldest going off to college. If he ever pulled a stunt like this I would twerk him right down to the police station. More
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
Cops who make the rounds on these boozy teenage parties probably know the drill. Pull up, rap on the door, and enter a boozy wonderland where 15-year-olds are taking their first stab at rum and cokes. Maybe you find a 13-year-old sibling who tagged along for the ride. Cue stolen liquor and clanky beer bottles. Maybe even some poor youngin’ already craning over the toilet. But when Florida police officers reportedly arrived at a Palm Beach residence to bust up some teenage underage drinking, they also happened upon a 39-year-old mother who was allegedly boozing herself. Is this becoming the latest staple of the underage drinking scene now? The “cool mom”? More
I think back on that time now and am amazed at how little I knew. I had a baby, sure, but what I have now is kids and the distinction could not be greater. Here are five things I understand now that I have two children that I didn’t when I had only one. More
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It’s that time of year when mothers load up their motor boats, throw back a couple of drinks, forget to eat and then fail sobriety tests. Even if they are awesome powerhouses like Erin Brockovich-Ellis. More
Who doesn’t love Sunday brunch? You have eggs Benedict, waffles, bacon, and everyone’s favorite, booze. There is nothing like a nice mimosa when you’re good and hungover from a wild Saturday night. Unless, of course, you’re a little kid.
This past Sunday, one family’s Sunday brunch was allegedly more like happy hour. The parents claim that the restaurant served their three children, ages two, three and seven, mimosas instead of plain orange juice. More
Super fucking annoyed when I can only find Children’s Advil. I try to do math. My daughter sucks on two and a half of these when she has a headache. So I need…what? Five? I pop a Children’s Advil in my mouth and spit it out immediately. How do children EAT those things? But it’s that or Baby Tylenol. Actually think of drowning the rest of the bottle of Baby Tylenol before remembering that I put the Advil in my red purse, the one I used when I went to see daughter’s school concert. More