About Me

I quit drinking in 2000, and foster an unhealthy relationship with Cheez-Its. 

I blog about recovery, mental illness, ridiculousness, general things that bother me, and the hilarious (not-so) joys of motherhood. 

Please understand that while I love my children equally and without reservation, I do not always like them. 

Motherhood is hard, and I don't pretend it's easy. Parenting with mental illness is even harder, and I share my experience here so that others might understand they are not alone.

I'm the woman who used to scoff at perfect stay at home moms, and now that is the very standard I set and fail to achieve on the daily.

Be warned, I am extremely sarcastic and think I'm hilarious. I try to find humor in everything and make fun often; because I can. 

I enjoy public speaking, and my writing has appeared on The Huffington Post, Mommyish, Scary Mommy, FamilyShare, BonBon Break, and more. I am also the founder and executive director of Sober Mommies, Inc., a registered 501(c)3 charitable organization supporting moms in and contemplating recovery. 

I lurve comments and do my best to acknowledge every one. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated, even if it's ugly.

I also love emails!!  julie[@]nextlifenokids.com

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