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Field Notes on Sober Motherhood

Laura McKowen

Let’s talk addiction and sobriety.

And motherhood.


It’s a combo we’re not supposed to talk about.


Substance abuse and addiction is everywhere. It’s in our lives. Our friends’ lives. Our families. And certainly it’s in teen world.

Can we have a deeper, real, shame-free conversation about this?

In today’s episode I’m talking to the brilliant Laura McKowen, the sober mama of a preteen daughter, a beautiful writer, and a yoga teacher.

We’re not holding back here, [First Name] — we’re gonna get real about shame, guilt, messy life, love, resiliency, and saying yes, one day at a time — especially when we’re in the thick of it with a preteen or teen.


Click the video below to watch.

Once you’ve gotten a chance to check out the video, leave a comment below.

How are you updating your understanding of sobriety? And, as Laura says, how can you live in fuller color?

— because collective wisdom rocks,
and we want to hear your take.

We need each other,  mama.



P.S. Forward this video to a mama who wants a real talk about addiction.  Because sharing is caring, and everyone could use a stronger bond.

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