Welcome to The Band Back Together Project, the group support site founded by Becky Sherrick Harks of Mommy Wants Vodka to shine a light in the darkness. Stories are grouped by category and searchable from the sidebar and along the top. Or, if you'd prefer, you may read them all. We even have an RSS Feed.
We'd love to hear your stories, too. All of them. Most categories of posts have a resource page associated with. Knowledge is power, after all.
We welcome you with open arms and hope you'll find it comfortable. The lights are dim and soothing, which should help you relax a little. They're the kind that make everyone look Soap Opera amazing, even if your face is tear-stained and puffy right now. It doesn't matter if you're wearing ancient, frayed sweatpants and a stained t-shirt, because in here, you look like a sassy soap opera star. Besides, even if you look like you got run over with a steamroller, we'd love you anyway.
It's like an old library in here, isn't it? The decor is so charming; all old polished wood and rich burgundies and tapestries and overstuffed chairs. The candlelit wall sconces make me feel like I'm in some old Agatha Christie novel or something, don't you agree?
I'm getting ahead of myself. I apologize. I do that a lot.
Let me formally introduce myself. I'm Your Aunt Becky from Mommy Wants Vodka. I run this site, although it really belongs to you, The Band. I don't make any claims that the content is all mine and I'm not liable for anything you say or do. I figure you know that already, though, because, well, obviously.
I'm also not really your aunt, although I play it on The Internet. Just in case you're worried that I'm going to show up at your house, drink all your booze, and barf all over your fancy carpet while singing God Save The Queen or something.
So here's the "How To Contribute on Band Back Together Page." It's really worth a read, but the quick and dirty is this: don't be a judgmental asshole, we're not liable for your actions, don't steal from us, and we're moderating and editing everything--including comments--here. Why? Because it makes it a safe place for everyone. It also helps with the flow of everything.
By the stereo, there's our Guidelines for Submissions and How To Contribute for those of you unfamiliar. If you look over there, you'll see the Operational Committee and the Brains Behind The Band. We all work behind the scenes to keep this place running smoothly.
The Daver has fixed the place up and will be down shortly to sit with us too. We can't wait to hear your stories. We're all here for each other. You may be wondering where you are. This is a place for you to share your stories, slay the dragons, celebrate your victories, and support those who need your help.
This is the place where we have gotten the Band Back Together. We can't fix your new world order or make things go back to the way they were before, but we can remind you that we're none of us alone.
So please, take a look around. As one small blog in a sea of millions, we are small, but together, we can do amazing things, if we can Band Back Together.
We are all of us connected.
We are none of us alone.
Your Aunt Becky
P.S. I was kidding about singing God Save The Queen. I don't know the lyrics.