Mother Served Alcohol To 13 Year Olds – Part 2

She Bacame Addicted To Meth If you didn’t read Part 1, we moved and then things got worse. (Part 1 here) We moved for her father’s job and to get her out of that town, away from Heroin. For the first few weeks she stayed home and was looking into going to college! Then she got lonely and bored. So she went out one night. She met the worst possible people she could! People around this town are on Meth. I mean, a lot of them! It turned out to be one of the worst places for that drug! We couldn’t believe it. It was devastating!...more

5 Ways to Avoid Putting on Weight From Alcohol

After I shared the low-down on the 4 "healthiest" things to drink at the bar, a reader (hi, Laura!) posed a fantastic question in response. Though she's already making the relatively low-sugar, low-calorie choices of "liquor + club soda + lime" when she's out, drinking alcohol "feels like the one 'unhealthy' habit left when eating well and exercising. It feels like two steps forward, one step back!" ...more

Do You Like Your Wine, Mama? I do, too!

My husband is in a Ph.D program working toward a degree in biomedical neuroscience. This means he's under a lot of pressure to spend endless hours in a lab conducting experiments and publish in medical journals. I teach three days a week at a respectable university in Philadelphia. I can't take on a full-time gig, because the few hours I teach, my husband stays home with our baby....more

Pumpkin Bombs

This post was featured on Natasha in Oz.We are on Day 12 of 13 Days of Pumpkin and what better way to celebrate our final Friday than with a nice beverage.Or in this case, the fall version of an Irish Car Bomb....more

Yukka Flux Cocktails

What a weekend! The weather was gorgeous, we have trees in our backyard now, our neighborhood barbecue was a success, and... my computer's fixed!...more

Mother Served Alcohol To 13 Year Olds!

 Mother Served Alcohol To 13 Year Olds! This girl is now 22 and has told me a lot about her younger years I never knew. When she was 13, her friends mother served them alcohol. This is how her problem with drug addiction all started. I hope this helps some of you that have teens and pre-teens. ...more

My Husband Quit Drinking and I Lost 12 Lbs

I kid you not, a quirky phrase I love so much I wish I could say it every day....more

Wintertime Sangria

While it is cold outside and the snow continues to fall we know of one way to stay warm and toasty…Sangria for the winter.  This refreshing beverage will have you dreaming of sandy beaches and crystal blue waters.  This recipe has a little twist to it that makes it perfect for the winter.  Be all the rave at your next Sunday Funday or GNI (Girls Night In) with this yummy cocktail. ...more

Number issues

So I went out in the big smoke (Dublin)recently. I was with a crowd from a work, just a group of girls. We started off drinking in the hotel then moved to a great little rocker bar where we got a few drinks in. We were having a really brilliant time it must be said. Then we decided as drunk girls do, we must go DANCING! So we went to a club around the corner. ...more

Men's drinking in middle age may lead to cognitive decline

I saw this on the news last night and just had to find out more.A study from University College London found that men who drink heavily in middle age (they were between 44 and 69 in this study, so I assume that's what they consider "middle age") have a faster rate of mental decline than their peers who drink less.So what do they consider "heavy drinking"? Any of the following:• 4-5 "measures of spirits" (which I assume is like a small glass of scotch, gin or whiskey)or...more