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Join Kim and Catherine as they explore life without booze, after both being heavily immersed in an alcohol rich culture for years. On the fringe of Boston, they explore different topics of sobriety each week ranging from friendship to motherhood. By sharing personal stories from their past, they talk about their experiences of what it is like to now thrive rather than just survive the weekends sober.

The Weekend Sober Kim Kearns and Catherine O'Brien

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Join Kim and Catherine as they explore life without booze, after both being heavily immersed in an alcohol rich culture for years. On the fringe of Boston, they explore different topics of sobriety each week ranging from friendship to motherhood. By sharing personal stories from their past, they talk about their experiences of what it is like to now thrive rather than just survive the weekends sober.

    Tips For Surviving a Sober Saturday Night Out

    Tips For Surviving a Sober Saturday Night Out

    Kim and Catherine give a glimpse into what it is like at a party on a Saturday night sober. They report from the front lines last weekend from one of their friend's 40th birthday parties. Today, they reflect and discuss their tips and tricks for surviving a night out without alcohol. They talk about how to have fun, face social anxieties and feel confident in themselves. How do you survive the weekend sober?


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    • 15 min
    Anxiety: worries, fears and how to manage them without booze

    Anxiety: worries, fears and how to manage them without booze

    Catherine and Kim discuss how their anxieties and worries have changed since getting sober. Both the ladies have dealt with social anxiety over the years, but they talk about some of their more tangible fears that have changed since they have begun to confront their feelings more in sobriety. They discuss the ways they manage their anxiety and the things they do to stay mindful and present. 


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    • 25 min
    Bumps in the Road

    Bumps in the Road

    Catherine is on her own this week and reflects on how things have been going for her these days. Things aren't always perfect and easy when you are sober, and she discusses the bad days and how she manages them without alcohol. 


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    • 18 min
    Impromptu chat with the kids about alcohol: why it's good to have an open dialogue

    Impromptu chat with the kids about alcohol: why it's good to have an open dialogue

    Kim has an impromptu, unscripted chat with her three children about what they know about alcohol. It is never too early to begin the discussion. Hear what Kim's kids: Brayden (11), Chase, (9) and Parker (7) each had to say about the topic. Having an honest and open dialogue with your kids is a healthy habit to create early on in their lives.



    References: 

    https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/make-a-difference-child-alcohol#pub-toc4


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    • 19 min
    When Kim realized alcohol was becoming a problem

    When Kim realized alcohol was becoming a problem

    Kim shares about when her husband confronted her about her drinking. She discusses the vicious cycle of trying to moderate in order to keep her husband happy for so many years. They had so many of these painful conversations over and over again, which slowly broke Kim down. Tune in to hear about how Kim handled this and how it affected her marriage.


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    • 15 min
    Interview with Sobriety Activist, Blair Sharp

    Interview with Sobriety Activist, Blair Sharp

    Kim and Catherine talk to Blair Sharp about her alcohol-free journey. Blair shares her story with getting sober 4 years ago. The ladies discuss friendships, parenting and the life of an introvert. 



    Blair lives in Minnesota. She is a mom, a psychometrist and a freelance writer. She can be found on instagram: @sobrietyactivist or her website: www.blairsharp.com. She has been featured in a number of publications. Check her out!



    Thanks, Blair!


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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

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Life

Amazing thanks for the love!

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So relatable!

I am so grateful to these women for telling their stories. They are funny, warm and brutal honest. I am glad this podcast has hit the scene.

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Can’t wait for more!

Kim and Catherine make their listeners feel like old friends. With their warmth, humor and intelligence they beautifully chronicle the realities of living without alcohol while raising children and running a household.

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