A few of my favorite articles, podcast interviews, and other media appearances are below.
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"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
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!
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