First of all, I love being home with my children, I’ve enjoyed them when they’re small, I made this choice and I own it, I wouldn’t trade this time with them for the world…
Being home with children all day, every day can really get you down. Day after day of demanding small people who need constant stimulation and attention comes at the expense of your own desperate need for rest, downtime, adult conversation and simply just a moment to yourself. This can take a toll after awhile. It’s lonely and you can feel lost. Plus the stay at home parent has to put their career on the shelf for a few years. This can make you feel vulnerable and uncertain of your future.
Microdosing to the rescue
I’ve been home with my kids since my daughter was born in 2010. I’ve worked from home here and there but honestly being a WAHM is next to impossible if you don’t have dependable childcare. I normally don’t use cannabis in the day, as it tends to make me tired however every now and then I’ll microdose. Mocrodosing is taking in small amounts of cannabis so you feel relaxed without intoxication. Low THC with high CBD helps to calm my nerves and lift my mood without it going to my head. It helps me get into the spirit of things with my child, helps me see things through their eyes of wonder and curiosity.
I don’t need cannabis to parent, or to escape, however on tough days when I’m very stressed out, I’ll microdose so that I’m calmer and more present with my children. Visit our page on Cannabis & Parenting to learn more.