Parenting

Wine Mom – What Now?

You guys. Let’s talk about wine for a second. I love wine as much as the next mom. More maybe. But this whole “wine mom” thing? It’s gotta stop.

 

You see, I loved wine before I was a mom. Wine has always been my jam. And yes, after a long hard day (or even a not so long, not so hard day) I sometimes enjoy a beer or a glass of wine (or several). But I did that before I was a mom.

 

Do I look forward to it? Yea, sometimes. Do I do it nightly? No, I don’t even go to the store often enough for that. Do I drink because of my kids? Absolutely not.

 

Here’s the thing you guys. This “wine mom” culture gives the impression that mothers need to have their glass of wine every single night and look forward to it from the time their last drop of coffee has been sipped – that is what irks me.

 

Motherhood is hard. Sometimes it sucks. Sometimes it’s lonely. Sometimes you need a pick me up. I’m not being judge mental. I’m offering another perspective.

 

Motherhood is not for the faint of heart, and believe me when I say I know what it feels like to just need to unwind after the kids go to bed. However, the culture that has been stigmatized with being a mom is sickening to me. Our culture puts motherhood and alcohol hand in hand, and it’s not right.

 

Yes, people with children drink. Does that mean they drink because of their children? Why must they be mutually exclusive?

 

When I’m walking through the grocery store with a couple of crabby kids and a random stranger tells me I deserve a drink – that is insulting to me. I’m sure they mean well, but to me that is saying that my children seem like they drive me to drink. Like I need alcohol to “mom.”

 

Momming is hard y’all, but I can do it just fine without a daily glass, thank you very much.

 

Coffee on the other hand, well that’s an entirely different story for this momma.

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