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The Labyrinth of Social Drinking

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I recently read a great article about the wine mom culture from the perspective of Nicole Slaughter Graham, a sober woman. During the early years of my kid’s school years, I was part of the wine mom culture, and tone-deaf to the sober people around me. I’d joke about itching for happy to arrive so I can relax and have a glass of wine. I’d join groups of moms who went out for happy hour. It was what we did to cope with babies, school-age children, and the pressures of balancing a busy life in a big city. Then, I started to feel like everything revolved around alcohol and the pressure to keep up with how many drinks we could have. One day, a new mom joined my group, and I kept pushing to know what kind of wine she was going to order until she nervously said that she couldn’t drink. I immediately got it. She couldn’t--not didn’t want to. All the moms had failed to tell me that this was a sober person. I was embarrassed to how insensitive I had been with someone I didn’t know. For that sp…

Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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Quote of the Day

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Quote of the Day

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