Celeste Yvonne is a writer and certified recovery coach (IAPRC) with over 20 years of experience as a communications professional in corporate America. Her essays on parenting, the mental load of motherhood, mommy wine culture, and sobriety resonates with mothers everywhere and has been featured in the Washington Post, Good Morning America, Today Show, and Refinery 29, among others. She is also a contributing writer to the Wall Street Journal and Publishers Weekly bestseller So God Made a Mother.
Over five years sober and a founding host of the Sober Mom Squad, Celeste advocates for mothers who struggle with addiction and mental health. She is a recipient of the Windfelt Inspire Award by the Dry Society Social Club, as well as 2x winner of Red Tricycle's Spoke Challenge for best writing. She lives in Reno, Nevada, with her husband and two children.
It's Not About the Wine
In It's Not About the Wine, popular blogger and sober mom advocate Celeste Yvonne examines the ubiquitous "Mommy Wine Culture", which promotes the use of alcohol as a coping mechanism for the challenges of motherhood.
Yvonne argues that a cavalier attitude toward alcohol consumption is a symptom of the mental load of motherhood, exacerbated by traditional family roles and a lack of support for moms- at home and at work. Through research, personal stories, and interviews she shares the concerns of modern parents and explains how alcohol use can hinder genuine engagement in parenting. While exposing Mommy Wine Culture as a distraction from addressing mothers' true needs she also provides practical solutions and resources, and offers valuable guidance for reevaluating the relationship between alcohol and motherhood.