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A SOBER AND STRONG MOM

A Mother's Journey Of Sobriety

"It's all meant to bring you home, to remind you who you are, how to love, and how to never leave again."

- Laura McKowen

A Sober and Strong Mom serves as a vessel of discovery.

To return home. To find freedom. To reclaim joy.

Join me as I figure out how to navigate this beautiful, newly discovered, alcohol free life.

 

A Fight With My Husband

It has been another tough week in our house. Chase had to stay home for a few days and quarantine, because he was considered a close...

Going Public With My Sobriety

I celebrated my one year soberversary this weekend. Sober anniversary. Sober birthday. Whatever you want to call it… My kids had a really...

One Year Sober

A year ago today, I woke up early in the morning around 5AM and laid awake in my bed with an awful hangover. Grey light filtered into the...

The Last Day I Drank.

​​One year ago today, I had my last drink. On that day, I was a stranger to myself. Up until that moment, I felt a darkness in my life...

I am grateful for...

All that I have learned in my first year of sobriety. Over these last twelve months, I have traveled quite a bit emotionally. Looking...

How To Be Wealthy...

It was my birthday yesterday. I allowed myself a little pampering this week, and I took a few days away with some friends to celebrate. I...

The Highs and Lows

It has been a week, and it is only Wednesday morning. My friend, Catherine and I started a podcast. An idea that came together while on...

Anxiety

Anxiety has been a struggle for me since I was a kid. I never even knew I suffered from it and that is what I was dealing with, until I...

A Different Type of Saturday Night

Evan and I went to Boston for dinner last night. It is something we never liked to do in the past when I was drinking, and I was trying...

A School Yard Fight

My oldest son got in a fight at recess this week. Awesome. Right? It's all a very long, convoluted story - so bare with me while I...

"Mom, you're so embarrassing!"

It was my husband's birthday yesterday, and normally this would have been a license for me to get wasted. In the past, I would have used...

Sunday Scaries

Sundays used to overwhelm me. I used to feel this impending doom as my weekend was coming to an end, as it mostly meant that I needed to...

Feeling the Hard Feelings

My sister, Jen, experienced an awful trauma this last week that will likely impact her for a long time, if not forever. My brother in law...

How Other Perceive Us

A friend of mine asked me recently how bad my drinking got at the end. "I'm assuming it never really got too bad, or else I would have...

 

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