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Ep 294: Mommy Juice + Wine Culture with Michelle Smith


We are diving into Mommy Juice (aka wine) culture; from knowing when you are taking it too far to ways you can put yourself in check to defining what a healthy relationship with alcohol for YOU is. Joining me for this conversation is my friend, Michelle Smith. Her story is POWERFUL, and I know you will feel loved (not ashamed) as you listen to her share. Mama’s, I see you. You are doing better than you think.

Michelle Smith is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, and the founder of Recovery is the New Black, a digital community for women living or exploring an alcohol-free life. Michelle struggled for years with alcohol addiction that looked like “overdoing it.” In reality, she was drinking to escape the stresses of life—and the “mommy juice” drinking culture was helping her self-destruct. Since getting sober in 2016, she integrates both her personal experience in recovery and professional experience as a mental health and addiction advocate toward normalizing sobriety in our boozy culture.   

In this episode Allie + Michelle discuss:

⚾ Plastic vs fragile balls that moms juggle and how to decide what to hold onto and what to let go of

🍷 When alcohol moves from being something you enjoy to something you use as a coping mechanism

🤩 How to handle being sober in a society that normalizes drinking + social drinking

💛 What a healthy relationship with alcohol looks like

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