Our incredible team is made up by a group of dynamic women committed to bringing the subject of substance use and misuse out of the darkness and into the light. They are a brave and outspoken bunch and always the perfect combination of fierce and focused.
Lola is rocking forty-plus-year-old working mother who is happily remarried after a terrible marriage and divorce and is co-parenting with her difficult ex. She has three amazing kids and one fur baby. Her work has been featured on ScaryMommy, HuffPost and The Mid, and she’s a contributing writer at DivorcedMoms.com. You can also check out her blog Live By Surprise.
Melissa is a student and a stay at home mom. She is married to a wonderful sober man and they have created a blessed life in Southern California.
Melissa has been sober since 11.6.13 and is active in 12 step fellowships. She understands that there are no sober blueprints and different things work for different people. She wholeheartedly believes that if we chase our own solution, choose kindness, and seek out anything bigger than ourselves, our lives will change.
Along with addiction, Melissa struggles with mental health issues, an addiction to self-harm, and a habit of self-loathing. Through sobriety she has begun to overcome those obstacles.
She enjoys hiking and The Office. She loves cold brew, yoga, and horror. If she could change one thing about herself, it’d be her proneness to procrastination.
Nicole is a mother of three from the mountains of western NC in long term recovery from drugs and alcohol. She is a graduate of UNC—Asheville and has a MA in counseling from Southeastern Seminary at Wake Forest. She is a recovery advocate, counselor and peer support specialist for mothers (and mothers-to-be) with Substance Use Disorder.
Nicole is a mother, daughter, sister, friend, partner, a survivor of cancer, grief and loss, but the hat she wears most proudly is being a woman in recovery, because of how hard she has worked for it. She believes that, like addiction, recovery has many faces, so there is no one size fits all path to find wellness and recovery, and she spends any time she can championing that message so other women can feel less alone in their journeys.
Nicole enjoys being outside in her beloved Smoky Mountains, good books, great coffee and art journaling. She is also a Sober Mommies contributor sharing her heart for all.
Raegan is a mom, loving daughter, annoying sibling, and honored sister-friend to many kindred souls. She relies heavily on vulnerability, sarcasm, and colorful language to speak her truth through writing. Writing is her primary means of survival, self care, satisfaction and support.
Hillary is a woman in long term recovery from alcohol and heroin and is from central Massachusetts.
An avid coffee drinker, Hillary never turns down a mocha latte. She refuses to write with any pen that isn’t black, would live in black leggings if she could. She enjoys Taco Tuesdays and new experiences with her daughter.
Nicole St. has been a member of our support groups since day one. She has been a constant source of support and inspiration to countless moms as a group admin, and has recently accepted a position as our newest regular blog contributor! Nicole is an East Coast mama, a survivor of all the things, and a fierce advocate for women. She’s a big fan of the “f-word,” practices kindness, and loves patchwork.
Nicole’s writing is raw and honest, and her heart is always open and accepting. She bravely overshares the details of her incredible journey through medication assisted recovery to let other moms know they’re never alone.
Rachel Trimble has been in recovery since October 29, 2010, and she’s not afraid to speak out about it. She lives in Michigan with her partner and two daughters. Rachel was our very first official contributor, and continues her willingness to share her raw truth in an incredibly relatable way. She is a self-proclaimed nerd.
Connect with Rachel on twitter @racheltrm
Rachel Nolan started her sober journey in 2017, during which she has had experience in 12-step groups, as well as Refuge Recovery. She is a survivor of postpartum psychosis and is not afraid to speak out about her struggle in order to help other women overcome postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, as well as substance abuse.
Amanda Mills is a wife & mother from Oklahoma City in long term recovery from alcohol & drugs. She started using/drinking at 14 and struggled with depression, anxiety & ADHD most of her life. After years of struggling to get sober, she tried medication assisted recovery (MAR) & her life began to change.
Amanda found Sober Mommies after struggling through her first 18 months of sobriety. For the first time in her life, she found a place where she fit in and felt safe.
Sober Mommies has helped her grow as a wife, mother & woman. She has a law degree and a BA in psychology with a minor in Addictive Disorders & Recovery Studies. She is currently studying for the bar exam and working toward achieving her dream of becoming a substance abuse counselor.