One of the topics that we get the most questions about at The Temper is parenting while sober. Many of our readers (and writers!) are newly sober and managing how to be a first-time sober parent. Some are doing it after years of buying into “parenting with a buzz”; some are navigating parenting and sobriety for the first time and at the same time. Some are still trying to wrap their minds around quitting drinking in the first place.

For me, even after four years in recovery, “mommy wine culture” terrifies me — a fact that has become even more clear now that I’m a new parent. But when I came on as Managing Editor, I committed to bringing you the conversations that you want to hear. We’ve tackled BIG topics like dating in sobriety, LGBTQIA+ stories for Pride, minority mental health, and CBD/cannabis and legalization, dealing with finances in sobriety, and . And now, we’re thrilled to bring you our ultimate guide to sober parenting.

In the list below, we’re going to be featuring interesting and intriguing conversations from real-life sober parents or parents who want to quit drinking. Whether it’s talking about the difficulties of parenting, mom’s quiet suffering, or how to deal with wine culture as a sober parent, make sure you come back every week for more stories that are anti-mommy juice and anti-rosé all day.

Avoiding ‘Mommy Wine’ Culture

Getting Sober While Parenting

Healing Yourself & Your Kids