EPISODE 47: SOBER MOTHERING: WHY SELF MEDICATION DOESN’T WORK

with Celeste Yvonne

Summary

On today’s show, “Episode 47: Sober Mothering: Why Self Medication Doesn’t Work” Celeste Yvonne, successful blogger and IG personality, joins us to give her insight on parenting, and why she chooses to stop embracing the mommy wine culture, and become a sober mom and how that has changed her relationship with her partner and her family.

Show Notes:

“I told my mom. I said, Mom, I think I’m an alcoholic, and I knew the second I said that I was forever pivoting, that my life would never be the same. When I told her that, I knew my life was going to change forever, because she was going to be my accountability partner.”

Celeste focuses on all things parenting. Celeste recently admitted to her struggles with alcohol and writes about the mommy wine culture and pressure to self-medicate that almost pulled her under. Celeste is now one year sober and talks with us about her decision to become sober, how she made the change in her life, and what benefits her family has seen because of her change. We discuss the invisible workload women face and how to know when it is time to ask for help from your partner and how that can be a big help. Celeste explains how the sober life works for her but how it may not be for everyone. We discuss the pressures of the “mommy wine” memes and how the culture allows you to turn a glass of wine into addiction and keep it socially acceptable. We even dig into how sobriety helped Celeste find her sense of self.

If you’re a mom who is trying to balance your workload or a mom who feels like their drinking may not be allowing them to give their best to their family, then this episode will be a great one for you.

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