I’m A Sober Mom, And This Is What I Want You To Know

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By Suzanne Hayes

Original Source: popsugar.com

I’m a sober mom. I don’t drink alcohol. Ever. Alcohol to me is an emotional, spiritual, and
physical poison. I went through my sh*t, dug myself out, and am now a mom in recovery. That’s what we alcoholics call it — in recovery — to describe the ongoing process by which we can choose sobriety each and every day. It’s been the most challenging work of my life, but I’ve gotten to a point where I’m so grateful for everything I’ve been through. I’m even grateful that I am an alcoholic, because in the end, I discovered this new and amazing way to live. I appreciate the little things in life more than I ever have before, and I have emerged as the best version of myself.

Still, being in recovery can feel lonely at times. And being a mom in recovery? Maybe even more so. As I continue to run in the mom circles that include carpool pick-up, soccer practices, and PTO meetings, I look around and wonder if I’m the only sober mom in the room. It’s a huge part of my life that most people know nothing about. Here is what I want you to know about my life as a sober mom…click here to continue reading

 

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