Mommy Issues

From the moment I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, I had some pretty clear "Mommy Goals". : Raise empowered, independent, resilient, happy, and empathetic children. Love them unconditionally. Always have an open line of communication. Don't turn into my own mother. Number four sounds awful doesn't it?  It feels so unnatural... Continue Reading →

Today, I Give Myself An “F”

I like to think that I am a good parent. Not AMAZING but definitely doing my best with the tools I've been given. Especially since I quit drinking. Today, I failed in a huge way. I am embarrassed by some of the words that came out of my mouth. It was not anything to be... Continue Reading →

Get Thee To A Gym…Pronto

I've written a bit about my battle with alcohol, but I don't often talk about how I replaced one addiction with a few more.  One being my phone.  I can scroll my way through social media and play mindless games like a real pro.  I'm working on this issue, but it takes a backseat to... Continue Reading →

My First Sober Fourth

It's been a long, hot and sunny Fourth of July.We went to a small outdoor festival, swam in our pool, ate some great food, and watched fireworks from our deck. It was quiet and perfect and alcohol-free. I just can't believe I didn't need (or want) to drink. I am so very grateful.Wishing everyone a... Continue Reading →

Parenting: Little Victories

The biggest motivator for leaving my office job was my family.  Specifically, my three children.  This is absolutely no commentary on the superiority of either the working mom or the work from home mom.  This is a purely personal choice I made as my kids reach high school and I am freaking terrified! Anxiety can... Continue Reading →

The Fear of Being Replaced

It doesn't take a rocket scientist (or a team of psychoanalysts) to figure out that my heightened anxiety of late stems from the utter terror I feel when I think about being replaced.   It snuck up on me, creeping up behind me quietly as I made big changes.  When I was distracted, that guttural fear... Continue Reading →


Today, I am doing my best to focus on gratitude. I am struggling, not with my sobriety, but with my life long pal, Anxiety. Some of you might have met him. Most days, I can work through his visits. The visit today has been too much. I'm mentally and physically revisiting my very lengthy gratitude... Continue Reading →

The Fourth of July Conundrum

Here it is, folks!  The time of year where we all have fun plans for Fourth of July and are already preparing our drinks, foods, and activities.  Well, except me.  Not this year.  As someone who has had too much to drink every Fourth of July in her late teen and adult life (except for... Continue Reading →

Finding a New Tribe

In the comments to my post yesterday, a particular sentence stood out.  It was: "Hope that you find your posse".  The author must be psychic (or incredibly insightful)! One of the big reasons I used to drink was to overcome my social anxiety.  I'm not at all comfortable around groups of people, even if I... Continue Reading →

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Maggie Yancey

Writer, Historian, Musician. Interdisciplinary alcohol scholar, gratefully recovering alcoholic, yogini beating an anxiety disorder. Warrior for hope.