Tribe Sober - inspiring an alcohol free life!

From Party Animal to Mom of Three - Vicky Vanstone

June 5, 2021

Tribe Sober - inspiring an alcohol-free life!

My guest this week is Vicky Vanstone - a Brit who is living in Australia

Vicky was a binge drinker whose identity was pretty much as a "party animal"

However like many young women she found the transition from party animal to stay at home mom a very difficult one and eventually decided to stop drinking completely - and now she inspires other moms to get "sober curious"


In this Episode

  • Vicky had surrounded herself with other drinkers so her binge drinking was completely normalized
  • As a party animal she enjoyed recounting funny stories from the night before
  • Things changed for Vicky when she had her first child - motherhood introduced an element of shame into the morning after
  • She felt hugely anxious and guilty that she was struggling to look after the baby when she was hungover
  • These emotions led her to becoming "sober curious" at the age of 34
  • We agreed that the "sober curious" movement is hugely helpful as it implies that we can get off the slippery slope 
  • We don't have to hit "rock bottom" and become an "alcoholic" before we make some changes
  • For Vicky the transition from independent party girl to stay at home mom was a huge shock - as it is for many women
  • She believes that's where the mommyjuice culture comes from - the need for a release from the stress and boredom
  • Motherhood is a tricky mix of mndane tasks and huge responsibility and women need more information to prepare them for that
  • Just as drinking is glamorised by the media so is motherhood - which makes reality an even bigger shock
  • Vicky got some help by going to a therapist - she learned that she had to value herself rather than "people pleasing"
  • She has now been alcohol free for 2 years and has her own podcast called "Sober Awkward"
  • Vicky's website is and she also has a FB group
  • Joining Tribe Sober is also a great way to start your sober curious journey..

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