How long can I keep smiling and nodding like everything’s okay, scrambling around to fix it all while also cringing inside?
I used to need “help” to both enjoy and endure motherhood. I lived my days waiting to drink or smoke to take the edge off.
It’s become a cultural norm to suggest alcohol for bad days, good days, boredom, celebration, even made up holidays like “National Wine Day.”
Sadly, there is a common understanding that alcohol can be a solution to stress and a vital part of Mum’s self-care routine.