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Back to School Shopping with my Teen at Sport Chek

Back to school shopping is in the air and many of us parents are cringing. As the parent of an 11 yr old and 13 yr old, please allow me a moment to describe our usual shopping experiences. We head to the mall with both girls arguing about which stores we will go to. Each... The post Back to School Shopping with my Teen at Sport Chek appeared first on Sober Julie.

The Story of the High-Functioning Adult Child of an Addict

“Mom’s dead. Not sure if anyone told you.” This is the message I woke up to from my brother at 6AM on a work day. For a second, I thought he was joking.

What is denial? How did you deal with that?

I just read a beautiful post at A Hangover Free’s blog. A men sends in a letter to a newspaper about his 26 year old alcoholic daughter. He, his wife and daughter live in one house and the daughters addiction … Continue reading ?

Monday Celebration Roundup

Happy Day 50 to MiMoMa! Happy Day 50 to Katrinka! Happy Day 50 to Glitter! Happy Day 50 to JenJen! Happy Day 50 to CryBabyinCali! Happy Day 50 to i.t.! Happy Day 50 to Lars! Happy Day 50 to Flyaway! Happy Day 50 to Lotus Lady! Happy Day 50 to Sober Tea! Happy Day 50 […]

Easy Dover Sole Fish Packets

Easy Dover Sole Fish Packets Some of the very best parts of summer are happening right in our very kitchen.  Besides the beach and lazy days with friends, it’s the season with the most abundance of fresh food.  It truly is much easier to follow a healthier diet in the summer months, simply because markets... The post Easy Dover Sole Fish Packets appeared first on Sober Julie.

What Did You Do On Your (Sober) Summer Vacation?

A few short years ago, the month of August would have been like every other month. I would have woken in a tangle of sheets, maybe bloody (certainly besmirched) with nausea rising in my throat and no memory of how I got the abrasions on my knees. Show More Summary

Progress, not perfection explained by Castle Craig

This is a copy of a post by Castle Craig – the organisation I would go into detox process if I had not at the last moment done an extreme addicty thing and decide to do things on my own. … Continue reading ?

loneliness, depression, or boredom

from my inbox: L: “I’m not doing well. I keep starting and failing. I keep starting out in the morning with plans for a new day 1, even get one occasionally, then feel so good, I decide to get some wine. So stupid, I know. I even thought the Solstice to Solstice would be a […]

10 Uses for Frankincense Essential Oil

Do you remember Ethel from the commercials for Frank’s RedHot? Oh you’ve gotta remember her….She “puts that sht on everything”!! Well the ongoing joke in my house is that I AM ETHEL. Why, you may ask? Because it doesn’t matter what symptom anyone has, I pull out doTERRA Frankincense essential oil. Show More Summary

Parasite summit

Eh, what?! Yes, a parasite summit. Free, online parasite summit. I’m do not know what they are up to but I did find this interesting: When you first hear this it might sound way out there but one of the … Continue reading ?

How we fall in love

Or how to choose a partner wisely. Food for thought. I am happy that I quit.  Still feeling a bit under the weather, went home from work yesterday because still not ‘there’. My throat does not heal. not sure why. … Continue reading ...

Skillet Zucchini Casserole – Shakshka

Skillet Zucchini Casserole – Shakshka I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce you to a simple skillet zucchini casserole dish called Shakshuka which can serve as breakfast, lunch or dinner (win win all around!).  It’s a deliciously simple...Show More Summary


Watching a kids TV show and it warns witches for keeping control of themselves otherwise they can not control their magic. Which (witch?) set me off to wonder about my own assumptions. I assume that I will never fit in, … Continue reading ?

Four Years Sober – Four Things I Know For Sure

My four year sober anniversary came in like a lamb. I only remembered it, because Lauren sent me a text to congratulate me.  And other than being a mother (and for a while a wife) I haven’t maintained interest in many things for four years straight, so I should have been jazzed. Show More Summary

Throat infection, alcoholism, alexithymia, truth – possible 5th chakra issues

Home with a nasty throat infection after having been well, yeah ‘told off’ by my boss. He and I mostly see eye to eye but in this one case we did not and well, I overstepped (what’s new?) and he … Continue reading ?

10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil

If you pop into my house at any given time, you will likely get a whiff of doTERRA Peppermint essential oil either in the air, or on one of our bodies. This is due to the simple fact that Peppermint essential oil has SO MANY uses and I can pretty much guarantee that I am... The post 10 Uses for Peppermint Essential Oil appeared first on Sober Julie.

Audio: Misfit

This is a clip from Sober Podcast Episode #207 sent out yesterday to sober podcast subscribers. ~ ~ “I don’t walk in dog shit. I’m taking care of me.” (sent to me by MelMel as a possible bumper sticker) ~ ~ Yes, that’s an actual quote from the podcast. Here’s what happened. J sent me […]

Cherry Protein Breakfast Popsicles

Cherry Protein Breakfast Pops I hope you have heartily kicked off your summer, where ever you may be!  We’ve been spending a lot of family time near our favourite beaches and pools.  It’s not hard to see why this season is the favourite for many. One of the things we enjoy most during the hot... The post Cherry Protein Breakfast Popsicles appeared first on Sober Julie.

Photos: Store Windows

Photography Assignment: Store Windows The goal for this assignment was to take a photo of a store window. Thanks to everyone who sent in pictures, this post is now closed to new submissions.      This post is now closed to new submissions.    


It’s been a very long road from the time I took Riley back in until today. He’s still alive. Hes still wants a drink or two or three or more. Things don’t change while they are changing. Nothing has gotten any easier along the way. I thought I’d get used to all the drunken chaos, the household mess, the ridiculous rantings and demands. Show More Summary

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