"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.
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!
with Book and podcast recommendations, a recovery playlist, discount codes for N/A beverages, links to helpful parenting resources, and more!
1 monthly LIVE group coaching call with all five hosts, and access to all past coaching calls (School only)
2 monthly LIVE expert webinars with access to all past webinars (School only)
BONUS CONTENT including recorded courses, pop-up pilates classes, downloadable resources, and so much more! (School only)
How It Works
As a member, you get access to:
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.
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?
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!
Sober Mom School
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!
"Ask the Squad" Group Coaching Happy Hour!
Sober Mom School
Join Emily, Michelle, Jen, Jessica, and Celeste for a group coaching call each month.
You can submit questions ahead of time, and we will collaborate to provide guidance. Because of our diverse background of expertise, no topic is off limits! We will personally help coach you through your unique challenges. As a special bonus, the Happy Hour segment is brought to you by our fabulous N/A beverage sponsors who provide samples for some of our sessions!
Monthly Bonus Content!
Sober Mom School
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!
Jen C. 7a PT / 10 a ET
Jess S. 12p PT / 3p ET
Heather T. 6p PT / 9p ET
Becca H. 7a PT / 10a ET
Jen Elizabeth 10a PT / 1p ET
Michelle Smith 2p PT / 5p ET
Sam S. 5p PT / 8p ET
Kathryn S. 7a PT / 10a ET
Hilary B. 12p PT / 3p ET
TBA 6p PT / 9p ET
Anna C./ Vanessa H. 6a PT / 9a ET
Kate V. 12p PT / 3p ET
Erin R. 6p PT / 9p ET
Jessica Landon 8a PT / 11a ET
Beth K. 5pm PT / 8p ET
WHEN ARE THE VIRTUAL MEETUPS, AND WHAT HAPPENS THERE?
DO I HAVE TO SPEAK OR SHOW MY FACE IN WEBINARS, COACHING, OR MEETUPS?
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE THE MEETUPS OR WEBINARS LIVE?
WHAT IF I'M NOT A MOM YET BUT WANT TO BE, OR WHAT IF MY KIDS ARE GROWN UP?
WHAT IF I DON'T IDENTIFY AS SOBER, OR AM JUST SOBER CURIOUS?
WHAT IF I'VE BEEN TRYING TO QUIT DRINKING FOR YEARS, AM NOT SURE IF I WANT TO STOP FOREVER, AM STILL DRINKING/USING, OR HAVE A SLIP, OR "RELAPSE"?
ARE THESE RECOVERY MEETINGS?
WHAT ABOUT PRIVACY?
IS THE COMMUNITY ON FACEBOOK?
WHAT DOES THE MEMBERSHIP COST?
WHAT’S YOUR CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY?
DO YOU STILL HAVE THE FREE MEETING AND GROUP?
I CAN'T AFFORD IT, DO YOU HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS?
"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."
"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."