Mulher afirma que fumar erva a torna melhor mãe
Uma jovem mãe oriunda do Canadá decidiu falar abertamente acerca da forma como o consumo de cannabis a ajudou a ser uma melhor mãe para os seus dois filhos. Caitlin Fladager, de 23 anos de idade, é oriunda de Vancouver e acredita que a erva a ajuda a “acordar bem descansada e com uma mente mais ativa”. Ela diz mesmo que notou melhorias na sua saúde mental, sendo que sofreu muito com ansiedade e depressão durante boa parte da sua vida.
Hoje em dia, ela tenta lutar contra o estigma e o preconceito para com as mães que utilizam o cannabis como forma de relaxar, dizendo que é hipócrita esse julgamento quando essas mesmas pessoas “não olham duas vezes” para as mães que bebem um copo de vinho à noite, por exemplo…
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Yes, I have two kids. Yes, I smoke weed daily. It’s so funny to my how frowned upon marijuana is. No one looks twice when a mom says she enjoys “mom juice” aka wine, after her kids are in bed. But when a mom says she smokes weed, it’s a huge shock. I talk about this to bring awareness. I feel as not enough people talk about this. Marijuana has helped me so much, especially when it comes to being a mom. I have never been the most patient with my two kids. Weed makes me a better mom, as I get a good night sleep after I smoke. I wake up well rested, and with a more clear mind. It’s okay to smoke weed after your kids go to bed. It’s okay to smoke it to help with anxiety. Mine has been SO much better since I started smoking. It’s okay to smoke it to gain weight. I’ve always been dangerously underweight. Now, I am at the healthiest weight I have ever been in my life. It’s okay to smoke it, to help you get off medication. I was able to completely stop my anti depressants because smoking helped me so much. It’s okay to smoke instead of drink. I used to have a problem with drinking, and my behaviour that came along with that. Weed has helped me to stop drinking so much, and to be honest, I much prefer smoking over drinking. Marijuana is my glass of wine. It’s my can of beer. It’s my relaxation time. You can still be a kick ass mom, and smoke weed.
Recorrendo aos milhares de seguidores que tem no Instagram, Caitlin escreveu um texto muito forte como descrição de uma fotografia onde aparece a fumar:
“Sim, tenho dois filhos. Sim, fumo erva diariamente. É tão engraçado ver como é que franzem logo o sobrolho à marijuana. Ninguém olha duas vezes quando uma mãe diz que desfruta de um bom vinho depois de os filhos estarem na cama mas quando uma mãe diz que fuma erva, é um choque enorme.
Eu falo disto para abrir mentes, e porque sinto que são poucas pessoas que falam disto. A marijuana já me ajudou imenso, especialmente no que toca a ser mãe. Nunca fui tão paciente com os meus filhos. A erva faz de mim melhor mãe e eu tenho uma boa noite de sono depois de fumar. Acordo bem descansada e com uma mente mais clara”.
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I love my kids, but I hate being a mom sometimes. I miss the life before them some day’s, and that’s okay. Don’t get me wrong, I love my kids. So much. But some days, I honestly hate motherhood. I miss the days when all I had to worry about was getting myself ready. I miss the days when I wasn’t responsible for keeping two other human beings alive. Happy. Fed. Clothed. Bathed. Being a mother in this day and age, is also almost impossible. It’s impossible to be seen as a good mom. No matter what you do. Co-sleep? “Danger to your kids. You could suffocate them” Don’t co – sleep? “You’re missing out on vital connections with your child!” Bottle feed? “How could you not try to breastfeed? It’s the best for baby.” Breastfed? “Okay that’s great, but keep it covered up at all times.” The list goes on and on. There have been many days when I have questioned if I was meant to be a mother. Why aren’t I more patient? Why don’t I love motherhood all the time? Why can it be so god damn isolating? Why is no one else talking about this? Is it just me with these thoughts? Am I even allowed to feel like this? The list goes on and on. It seems like you can’t even bring up the downsides of motherhood without someone saying “don’t complain. You will miss these times one day.” And while sure, that may be true, that doesn’t change the truth. I hate motherhood sometimes. Motherhood isn’t all rainbows and butterflies. Yes, it’s an unconditional love that you have never felt before, and I feel incredibly blessed to have this love with my children, but it’s also a battle to remember who you are as a person. That a mother is not all you are. Being a mom is a wonderful thing, with so many learning curves. But it’s also the hardest thing I’ve ever done. You can love your kids, but hate being a mom sometimes.
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