The Sunday Sweet Edit | No. 64

Sunday Sweet Edit

May 21, 2023

Happy Sunday, sweet friends! This Sunday Sweet Edit we’re up north in the middle of nowhere visiting family for the weekend and…man. It feels good to get away from the chaos of the end of the school year (that whole “Maycember” thing is real).

Heading home today and I have a lot of fun posts planned for the blog this week. Stay tuned!

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on The Sober Mom Life podcast…

Laura Cathcart Robbins, the author of the excellent new quit lit memoir ‘Stash: My Life in Hiding’ joins me on the podcast. Laura’s story of recovery from a very secret and dangerous addiction is beautiful, heartbreaking, and brave. Her story is at the intersection of race, privilege and addiction. Laura is a trailblazer in the Quit Lit space, as she is the first black author to release a high profile book on this topic. Let’s show the publishing world that we need more recovery stories from people of color by supporting this book – More stories like Laura’s need to be told!

The Real Sober Moms with Erin W. The Sober Mom Life

Today’s Real Sober Mom, Erin, is here with a story that is so relatable.  In high school, alcohol gave Erin her first taste of ‘fitting in’. She leaned on it to socialize on the weekends throughout her teens and early 20s, and she never gave it much thought. Her drinking always seemed ‘normal’ when compared with those around her! Once she began having children, though, alcohol slowly started to seep into her weekday life, as wine became a ‘reward’ for making it through the intense days being a working mom.  In 2016, things took a turn. Erin experienced a devastating pregnancy loss at around 20 weeks. In the aftermath, therapy and community support did not feel like enough. She began to lean on alcohol to cope. The progression of her drinking was slow, but she eventually found herself often drinking a bottle a night, and something within her began to whisper… was she an alcoholic? But the term didn’t quite seem to fit.  Erin felt stuck in a pattern of questioning and moderation. Then, last fall, she found the Sober Mom Life community. This space helped her see a path forward! She has now been sober since January 1st, and in that time she has experienced so many big sober milestones. Erin is slated to run The Boston Marathon on her 100th day of sobriety, and she can’t wait to experience how good she will feel on that day!  Erin wants to share words of wisdom that a longtime sober friend told her:  The elevator stops at every floor, and you can get off at any floor.  My mocktail recipe book, ‘No Ethanol Needed’ is finally here! Grab your copy here: https://mykindofsweet.com/2024/01/the-no-ethanol-needed-mocktail-ebook-is-here/ You now have two ways to connect with other sober moms in the sober mom life world!  The Sober Mom Life Cafe: For just $25/month, you get access to 8 weekly peer support meetings, the exclusive Cafe social feed (like Facebook, but better!), our monthly book club, the monthly Q+A, the chance to share your story on The Real Sober Moms, and merch discounts!  The Sober Mom Life Community: for just $5.95/month! In the Community, you’ll receive access to the exclusive Community social feed (like Facebook, but better!), the exclusive community chat, and one free weekly meeting.  If you’re looking for a community of wonderful sober moms to support you while you build your own sober life, join us inside The Sober Mom Life Facebook group!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1542852942745657 We have merch!!!! Check it out here! Click here to follow The Sober Mom Life on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  1. The Real Sober Moms with Erin W.
  2. Why Do Doctors Have a Blindspot for Alcohol? With Dr. Kara Pepper
  3. Your Guide to a Sober Vacation
  4. The Moderation Mental Gymnastics Championship with Hailey Conroy
  5. The Real Sober Moms with Jessica M.
The book, Stash: My Life in Hiding

If you’re looking for a new book to add to your TBR pile, this is the one. I finished it in 2 days.


Also, we’ll be talking about Laura’s book at our next Sober Mom Life book club on Patreon! We meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 7pm CST.

Suzanne wearing a sober mom life graphic sweatshirt

We have new Sober Mom Life merch! Stay tuned for the full reveal, but I had to share this SML sweatshirt because it turned out SO well. I’ve been wearing it nonstop. I’m wearing small.

sneak peak…

The master bedroom

The wallpaper in our bedroom is done! I’ll be sharing a full post this week, but here’s a little sneak peak. I couldn’t love it more.

most loved…



one more thing..

An inspirational quote

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