A few of my favorite articles, podcast interviews, and other media appearances are below.
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“For me, sobriety was the most difficult thing I have ever gone through and still is,” says McKowen. She can’t help but feel skeptical of influencer accounts that make quitting alcohol “seem like an Instagram filter”.
"The normal question is, 'Is this bad enough for me to have to change? The question we should be asking is, 'Is this good enough for me to stay the same?' And the real question underneath it all is, 'Am I free?'."
"It was definitely a thing that was prized in mommy culture, to drink, and to drink because you were a mom, because you had kids. You needed this."
"Maybe, just maybe, we’ve all been duped. Maybe, our beloved booze is as good times and benign as we thought smoking was back when it was promoted by doctors and splayed all over ads with taglines like 'Be happy, go Lucky!'"
"The reason I never reached the end of a Chapstick signifies a theme I lived with – and even sort of accepted – for most of my life, certainly all of my drinking life: chaos."
“Moms carry so much shame around drinking,” Laura says. “A lot of women come to me and say people in their life don’t think they have a problem because it doesn’t show. And yet they are wrecked inside.”
The dangers of ‘mommy burnout’: Moms open up about alcohol abuse and getting sober
From raising children to work stress, many moms deal with “mommy burnout” by drinking. Two mothers, who are now more than four years sober, open up on Megyn Kelly TODAY about how a few glasses of wine evolved into binge drinking, mental health issues and even driving while intoxicated.
'Moms love wine' culture is ruining lives, says north shore mother
"It was definitely a thing that was prized in mommy culture. To drink and to drink because you were a mom; because you had kids. You needed this," Laura Mckowen told WBZ-TV.
Podcast & Video Interviews
The Unruffled Podcast
Host, Tammi Salas, spends some time talking to Laura about creating online courses and charging what you’re worth, how Laura tackled the process of writing her forthcoming book, the nitty gritty about recent panic attacks, and so much more.
An Excellent Example of Being Human with Tory Dube & Friends
Even if alcohol is not an area you struggle with, you will benefit immensely from this conversation. From great book recommendations, to powerful quotes, to moving poems, everyone will get something out of Laura’s insights and well-earned wisdom. “Sometimes I can hear my bones straining under the weight of all the lives I'm not living.” This episode will encourage you to continue to seek out your best life.
We Thrive TV by Mothering & Daughtering with Sil Reynolds
In this video interview with Sil Reynolds, Laura gets real about shame, guilt, love, resiliency, and saying yes, one day at a time — especially when we’re in the thick of it with a preteen or teen.
This Naked Mind with Annie Grace
"Laura McKowen somewhat reluctantly overcame what she describes as a “life-threatening drinking problem”. Laura very candidly and honestly shares her story with Annie and how she came to a place where she recognized that her life’s purpose is to help others by teaching, writing, and speaking about her journey."
Sobriety Starts Here with Sarah Roberts
Raise Your Hand. Say Yes. With Tiffany Han.
What to do if you aren't sure what your bigger yes is, what we can all learn from those pesky truths that won't leave us alone, and how to know if you should power through on something that isn't quite working or when it's time to quit!
Interview or Media Requests