Navigating life as a woman & mom in recovery, one day at a time.





"Creating a new life after the chaos of addiction is both exciting and terrifying, that’s where I come in.  I will ease the transition, helping you every step of the way.  My guidance will aid you in building and to discover the life that you want.  The life that you thought was only a fantasy.  All the while, finding yourself and becoming the courageous, admirable, and unbreakable women that you have grown to be."


"I gave up alcohol on June 8th of 2016.  I am not going to ever drink again.  This is my story of hope and recovery-NOT of how f-ed up I was.  I hope with my blog, people find a little hope or a little laugh with this thing we call LIFE.   It's good.  It's bad.  It's real."

"I’m Laurie. A twenty-something blonde, self-acceptance & wellbeing advocate, living life alcohol-free.
Do you want to:
Get connected with yourself and the world around you?
Work on self love & self acceptance?
Be more and work through all the shit to find your version of wellbeing?
Then Girl & Tonic is for you. ♥"

Melissa is such an inspiration to me, especially since we've been sober for about the same amount of time. She started a non-profit (Clean Life Clean Home), speaks at different events, and so much more. Check out her blog and Facebook!

"I believe in hope, healing, and daily miracles--beyond what is considered reasonable to most. I love the ocean and the oxford comma. My passion is to teach others what I've learned so far & show them that they have the power to break free from their addictions & other self-sabotaging patterns. I help people RECOVER themselves. Life is way too wonderful to spend it hating yourself."

"I’m a mother of two, a wife, and a successful business owner. I’m a daughter, a sister, and an aunt. I’ve run a half marathon and had my spine fused (in that order).
At 42, I had just begun to achieve greatness, all while subconsciously trying to sabotage myself by letting my addiction to alcohol spiral out of control. Luckily, one day I woke up and decided to change."


"I’m not an average mom, and this isn’t an average mom-blog. It started that way, and you may see some recipes and DIY crafts here and there, but for the most part, all of this is me. I’m a sarcastic introvert, I love coffee and books and I have a potty mouth. I want to share my struggles and my triumphs with my snarky remarks and positive hopes."

"My blog is about not trying to be perfect and just getting things done so we can make memories with our kids. I think the two things holding us back on overcoming the idea of perfection are our mindset and time management. I live in upstate New York with my wonderful husband, Morgan, our two beautiful girls ages 16 and 10 and a handsome little man age 5. They are my life and everything I do is for them."

"I want to help people learn balance and incorporate healthy habits into their busy schedules. I'm here to provide motivation, encouragement, and customized programs to help you reach your health and fitness goals without turning your whole life upside-down."

"The mission behind our magazine is that each time you open up and share your story, you help someone else feel less alone. We've had stories on mental health, addiction, love, loss, body image, medical conditions, infertility, and so much more!"

"Her private practice, Thoughtful Journey Counseling, thrives with in-person clients while her membership site, provides practical weekly lessons on stress and anxiety management.  In keeping with customer demand, she also hosts the Celeste Coffman Mastermind Society and  "