Mothers Who Do This—Will Have Children Who Do it Too

My mother was that mother. She was beautiful, wildly fun, and about as inappropriate as a mother could be. I grew up back in the day of 3.2 beer and plenty of cigarettes, that at sixteen years old she didn’t care that I smoked, my sisters’ smoked, and the crowd of...

What the Dry January Challenge Can Mean to You?

For those of you new to Raising the Bottom, welcome! I’m here to educate, support, and tell it like it is when it comes to our drinking culture. I grew up in an alcoholic home (my mother), and in my late twenties, got sober. It’s the only disease that I know of...

3 Things You Swear You’ll Never Do Again

Sure, it always starts our fun. Girl’s night out, woo-hoo. You deserve a night out with your friends, after all it’s been a long week of work and kids and you deserve to treat yourself. Who can argue with that? What happens for far too many women though, is that a...

God Help Us All! Bachelorettes, Binges & Banana Bags?

Binge Drinking: Normalized When did the shift occur that a one night celebration with a few girlfriends before the big wedding day has turned into a three or four day drinking bash all under the guise of a “bachelorette party?” From what I hear from women who have...