Healing through Connection.

We are The Sober Mom Squad!

Motherhood is not easy.
Sobriety makes it better.
Connection makes it possible. 

The Sober Mom Squad is just as it sounds: a Squad of Moms who are already sober, those who are just dipping their toes in exploring an alcohol free lifestyle, and everything in between!  
 
We share. We connect. We talk about the hard shit. We create community in the lonely pockets of motherhood. We don’t shy away from the hard topics, and we nod our heads in solidarity. 

Healing through Connection.

We are The Sober Mom Squad!

Motherhood is not easy.
Sobriety makes it better.
Connection makes it possible. 

The Sober Mom Squad is just as it sounds: a Squad of Moms who are already sober, those who are just dipping their toes in exploring an alcohol free lifestyle, and everything in between!  

We share. We connect. We talk about the hard shit. We create community in the lonely pockets of motherhood. We don’t shy away from the hard topics, and we nod our heads in solidarity. 

"Back when women were all in the hut together, raising their children side by side, they had the support needed to be the present parents those times required. Today, we are on our own, We stand in the kitchen screaming by ourselves, and we wonder why no one is listening."

Emily Lynn Paulson - Founder

 

As mothers, we need to connect, share experiences, share expertise, hear stories, and tell our own.  We need to know that we are not alone, and we need to feel that we are in a safe environment away from judgement and stigma.

 

Our meetings offer community, and a space to discuss all things motherhood, without wine memes and spiked seltzer ads. 

 

Our members are from around the world, come from different walks of life, and have children that range in age from zero to adult!  
 
Our common goal is to raise children in homes where alcohol is not the focus, and help other women do the same. 
 
We are women like you, who don't want their kids to grow up with a mom who needs wine to survive them. 
 

Welcome to SMS

 

As a Sober Mom Squad member, you receive: 

Virtual Zoom Meetups.  

Support for moms from moms. We talk about all things motherhood, from the mundane to the tough stuff, and give you space to share whatever is on your heart! 

 

A members-only forum 

(not on facebook!) This is a safe place to connect with other women, exchange info, ask questions, get advice, and lean on each other for support! 

Discounted 1:1 coaching 

with Certified Coaches and Counselors.  If you need that extra support, we are here for you!

 

Resource Library

with Book and podcast recommendations, a recovery playlist, discount codes for N/A beverages, links to helpful parenting resources, and more!

Discounted Group coaching with Certified, Professional Recovery Coaches! 

 LIVE expert webinars offered on various topics!

BONUS CONTENT including recorded courses, pop-up pilates classes, downloadable resources, and so much more! 

Membership options

 

Sober Mom Squad monthly membership

$22 / month

Meetups & Community

  • Daily online virtual meetups (24+ per week)
  • A members-only private forum (off of facebook)
  • Weekly Writing For Recovery class with a writing expert!
  • Access to group coaching and expert webinars!
  • Resource Library with discounted 1:1 coaching, discounts on n/a beverages, podcasts, books, resources for moms and kids, and more!
  • Free four day trial!
Register for the Squad!

How It Works

As a member, you get access to:

Virtual Meetups

Sober Mom Squad 

As a SMS member, you’ll have access to multiple virtual meetups per week, led by our SMS hosts. These meetings are a welcoming, safe, and supportive space to connect, and you DON’T NEED CHILDCARE!  You are never required to speak or turn on your video. We hold space for you, wherever you are, however you need.  Meetups are private and not recorded, and are small enough so EVERYONE will have an opportunity to share if they wish. 

Community Forum

Sober Mom Squad 

In our private (off-Facebook) community, you can connect to other SMS members.

This space is open to you 24x7 to share, ask questions, get support and COMPLAIN if you want!  Motherhood is hard, who better to understand than a wonderful group of supportive moms? 

Resource Library

Sober Mom Squad 

A Library of resources that is constantly growing and evolving including podcasts, books, a recovery playlist, one on one coaching discounts, a sobriety support app, and discount codes for zero proof beverages!

Expert Webinars

additional fee

TWO LIVE expert webinars each month including Q&A with our members (you!)

Our topics include: The Real Meaning of Self Care, Cancer Prevention and Alcohol, A Debt-Free Journey, Holistic Recovery, EMDR for Anxiety/Trauma, Sexual Health, Parenting during a Pandemic, Reiki, Overcoming Perfectionism, Health & Wellness in Recovery, and so much more!

Group Coaching!

Additional fee

Group coaching calls with Certified, Professional Recovery coaches.

Because of our diverse background of expertise, no topic is off limits! We will personally help coach you through your unique challenges. 

Monthly Bonus Content!

additional fee
Courses, exercise classes, downloadable content, all geared toward YOUR wants and needs!

Topics include: The mental load of motherhood, DBT, Pilates, Finding Joy in Parenting, Journaling, Trauma, Creating a Calming Distance-Learning Space, Heart- Brain Coherence, Discovering Joy in the Chaos, Body Image, Meditation, EFT, and many more!

Virtual Meetup Schedule

New meeting times will be added as the Sober Mom Squad evolves. There will also be pop up meetings throughout the month!

Monday

Jen C. 7a PT / 10 a ET
Jess S. 12p PT / 3p ET
Heather T. 6p PT / 9p ET

Tuesday

JV 7a PT / 10a ET
Jen Elizabeth 10a PT / 1p ET

Michelle Smith 2p PT / 5p ET
Jess S. 5p PT / 8p ET

Wednesday

Celeste Yvonne 7a PT / 10a ET
Jessica Landon 10a PT / 1p ET

Rotating host 1p PT / 4p ET
Elaine W. 5p PT / 8p ET

Jessica Landon 9p PT / 12a ET

Thursday

Becca H. 7a PT / 10a ET
Jen Elizabeth 10a PT / 1p ET
Michelle Smith 2p PT / 5p ET

Sam S. 5p PT / 8p ET

Friday

Kathryn S. 7a PT / 10a ET
Hilary B. 12p PT / 3p ET
TBA 6p PT / 9p ET

Saturday

Anna C./ Vanessa H. 6a PT / 9a ET
Kate V. 12p PT / 3p ET
Erin R.
 6p PT / 9p ET

Sunday

Jessica Landon 8a PT / 11a ET
Beth K. 5pm PT / 8p ET

Who are we?

Meet the SMS team!

Emily Lynn Paulson

Founder

Emily is a writer, speaker, Certified Naked Mind Coach. She Recovers Designated Coach, and a member of the long term recovery community. Sober since January 2, 2017, she has appeared on media outlets including The Doctors, Parade, Today Parents, and USA Today, discussing how to end the shame and stigma of mental health and substance abuse. Emily is the author of Highlight Real: Finding Honesty & Recovery Beyond the Filtered Life, and a contributor in Addiction Diaries: Stories of Darkness, Hope, And All That Falls In Between. She resides in Seattle with her husband and their five children.

Celeste Yvonne

Celeste is a public figure who writes about all things parenting. She’s written for The Washington Post and Today Show, to name just a few. Celeste's writing resonates with mothers everywhere, and she speaks with a candor and honesty that is unusual in this world of filters. In 2018, Celeste openly spoke about her struggles with alcohol and announced her commitment to becoming a sober mom. Her piece about a play date that went sideways when another mom started serving mimosas has reached over 14 million people. Celeste lives in Reno, Nevada with her husband and two boys.

Jen Elizabeth

Jen is a writer, speaker, trauma educator, and the founder of Resurrektion of Me, a community for people healing from trauma and addiction. She is the author of the book, Shape of a Woman. As a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, familial abuse, addiction, the prison system, and spending the majority of her adult life experiencing homelessness, she has dedicated herself to helping others heal their lives. Her incredible story and triumphant recovery has been shared worldwide in publications including The Mirror, LAD Bible, The Sun, The Daily Mail. She is a mom to two incredible children and lives is beautiful Southern California.

Jessica Landon

Jessica is a Writer, Certified HeartMath Resilience Recovery Coach, Speaker and new Mom. As a comedic actress, Jessica has appeared on Comedy Central’s MADtv, Robot Chicken, Jamie Foxx Sketch Comedy Show, Nickelodeon’s Drake & Josh, and NBC’s Medical Investigations. A few years into her acting career she spiraled into a non-functioning alcoholic. Turning her life around in Jan 2014, she made it her mission to help others struggling with addiction. Her harrowing journey has since been published in news outlets across the globe: The Daily Mail, Fox News, Yahoo, The Sun, The Mirror, LAD Bible, Pop culture, Blast, and Newsweek.

Michelle Smith

Michelle is an author and founder of Recovery is the New Black, a digital community for moms in recovery. As a wife and working mother of two, she fell into the "mommy juice" drinking culture. Michelle found a way out and has been in recovery from alcohol abuse since 2016. As a certified addiction and mental health counselor, she provides services to other moms who are seeking supportive alternatives to a boozy culture that tells us alcohol is an accessory to motherhood. Michelle has 20 years of experience in the field of addiction medicine and behavioral health treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Jess S.

"Sober Mom Squad has had such an incredible impact on my sober journey. Being able to surround myself with welcoming, non-judging, understanding moms, makes me feel less alone and gives me the courage to keep moving forward with my goal of living alcohol-free. It's not easy to quit alcohol when we live in such mommy-wine-culture, but Sober Mom Squad reminds me that it is not only possibly, it is beautiful and pretty badass." 

Heather T.

"I got sober with the support of the IG sober community and when the pandemic hit, I found the Sober Mom Squad. SMS helped me get through the pandemic and I will forever be grateful. Whether your babies are in diapers or heading off to college - we all have days we wonder how we are going to make it through. "Momming" is had and so is sobriety, but by sharing our stories in this safe, trusting and supportive community, it's all a little easier."

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