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A podcast about motherhood IRL. 2 mompreneuer friends keepin it real AF. With Naya Weber and Alexis Edwards.

Feb 18, 2020

On today’s episode, the squad talks about Sober Parenthood. We’ve all read and probably laughed at a meme that jokes about needing to drink to cope as a parent. For years, alcohol has steadily seeped into the social fabric of motherhood, with pitchers of mimosas at morning playdates, Thermoses of “mommy juice” on the soccer field sidelines and Facebook feeds filled with stylized memes declaring it’s not really drinking alone if your kids are home. Studies show that women — especially women in their 30s and 40s — are drinking more than ever before.

 It is said to have originated back in the 1960s, when mostly male doctors would reportedly prescribe Valium as a way for women to manage their anxiety, rather than teaching them coping and self-regulation tools, and calling the process “Mommy’s Little Helper”.

About Danielle:

Our guest today is Danielle Park. Danielle (she/her) is a Tarot reader/teacher, massage therapist, and mother of 2 young children in Austin. She uses the Tarot to help people embrace their own agency and develop a practice for self-acceptance and self-awareness. She has been sober for over 2 years and enjoys documenting the proliferation of wine-mom propaganda/merchandise. You can learn more about her on @oakmoontarot or oakmoontarot.com

 

Resources:

Danielle’s website: oakmoontarot.com

Danielle’s Instagram: instagram.com/oakmoontarot

The “sober curious” movement

Sober Mommies

The Sans Bar Austin

Questioning your alcohol habits or wondering where to get help? Start at https://www.alcohol.org/