Feb. 19, 2021

Fresh Take: Victoria Vanstone on Sober Parenting

Victoria Vanstone started drunkmummysobermummy.com to chronicle her journey to sobriety. Victoria tells us about the “pinot gris purgatory” some moms might find themselves in, and what becoming “sober-curious” looks like.

Victoria Vanstone is a British-born mother of three who lives on the Sunshine Coast of Australia. For the last three years, she’s been writing about her journey to sobriety in motherhood on drunkmummysobermummy.com. In this episode, Victoria explains the many rewards she’s found by leaving her party-girl life behind and becoming a “fizzy water warrior.” 

In this episode we discuss

  • how the cloistering effect of parenthood can change how and when moms drink
  • why hangovers and small children are not really compatible
  • how being a sociable “fun drinker” can disguise the issue
  • the “pinot gris purgatory” in which some mothers can find themselves
  • what it means to be “sober-curious”

Victoria is hilarious and hopeful and you’ll love this conversation. If you’ve been wondering about the role alcohol plays in your life, Victoria says that’s worth exploring: 

“I feel like a lot of women don't feel that their drinking is worthy of help because it isn't at that extreme point. But I definitely believe that if your drinking is affecting your life in a negative way, then perhaps it's time to reach out.”

Follow Victoria's work on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drunkmummysobermummy

and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drunkmummysobermummy/

as well as her Facebook group, "Sober Social for Sober Curious Women": https://www.facebook.com/groups/913823235768685

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