This publish used to be written through contributor Chelsea Becker.
Scroll via Instagram any night time of the week and also you’ll see a mother sharing a tumbler of wine as she ends a busy day. Wine has unofficially change into the drink of motherhood – some other folks really feel love it’s the one means to deal with the unending pressures and exhaustion of motherhood, and a few really feel like the angle of ‘want wine to continue to exist children’ is unfavourable.
In my view, I believe like whether or not you could have children or no children, it’s extra about having an afternoon cap. One thing that alerts the top of your paintings/child day and the beginning of ‘you time.’ And that was a tumbler of wine for me…till it wasn’t.
Wine, or principally any type of alcohol, began making me really feel shitty, despite the fact that it used to be a small glass. I wouldn’t sleep as smartly, I began getting sizzling flashes in the course of the night time, and I all the time had some type of gradual feeling the next day to come. Now not precisely how I sought after to really feel, despite the fact that it intended cueing leisure after the children went down. So I began on the lookout for choices.
I gave CBD a possibility and didn’t really feel a lot of a distinction. I attempted magnesium but it surely wasn’t sufficient. I gave baths and self-care a check out however some days, that felt like extra paintings…after paintings. After which I began smoking weed maximum days of the week.
Weed wasn’t one thing new to me; I’d smoked my proportion of it since highschool but it surely used to be by no means a standard factor for me – particularly now not day by day. However just about in an instant, I started to like my nightly regimen of a couple of hits or an suitable for eating. It in an instant relaxes me, a lot more so than a tumbler of wine ever did. It’s made me extra laid again; I in finding myself nagging my husband much less and being carefree – one thing I’ve struggled with as a hectic mother. I in reality log out from paintings for the night time (vs. responding to emails whilst looking at a display with my glass of wine). Plus, for me, it’s helped with my sleep anxiousness.
When I were given over the self-judgment of the use of weed incessantly, particularly whilst children had been sound asleep, I discovered to like my regimen. I by no means smoke sufficient to the place I will’t deal with the children in the event that they had been to wake and it’s probably the most enjoyable day cap I’ve discovered but. No hangovers incorporated.
What are your ideas on weed + motherhood? Do you could have a nightly winddown regimen?