Failing Motherhood

Sober Motherhood with Melissa Pennel

September 15, 2020 Danielle Bettmann | Wholeheartedly Episode 20
Failing Motherhood
Sober Motherhood with Melissa Pennel
Show Notes

Melissa Pennel describes 3 things in her life with defining BEFORE & AFTERS -

  • Getting sober
  • Losing her mom unexpectantly (her best friend)
  • Becoming a mom

She shares her experience of grieving the path of a kid-free life (even though her pregnancy was planned), enduring the overwhelming fear of "abnormal" growth in her baby's development throughout her pregnancy, how she's processed her birth story, and how she applies the things she learned through sobriety to motherhood.

In this episode, we dive into how she sorts out her inner voice from the "noise" of well-intentioned advice & responsible information overload, how she finds peace by taking things one day at a time, and how to live these fleeting days with no regrets.

Her advice?
Choose the path you've chosen.
"Unclog the toilet" of your mind by journaling each day.
Spend 15 minutes a day WITH your child.

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Mentioned in the episode:
Birth Story Medicine

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