The world of parenting is filled with ‘wine memes’ and products with phrases like ‘mommy juice’, but for sober parent Dax Shepard and his wife Kristen Bell, drinking culture is not part of the equation. Dax has been sober for 15 years and recently opened up about what being a sober parent is like. For some raising kids can be stressful and turning to a glass of wine or a bottle of beer may be the way to unwind at night. Dax and Kristen have together come up with other ways to cope that don’t involve alcohol. Kristen says she has not sworn off alcohol but the parenting culture of drinking to unwind is simply not part of her life. Kristen and Dax shared their story recently with Huffington Post. 

The couple’s openness about difficult topics is something they try to bring to their parenting as well. They parodied the idea of “brutally honest parenting” in a funny video for their Lightlife campaign called “A Taste of Honesty.”