THE DANGERS OF MOMMY DRINKING CULTURE IN THE UNITED STATES
- November 26, 2018
Regardless of whether or not you have seen the film Bad Moms, you are probably still aware of a bizarre network that has risen in the United States over the past few decades: the “Mommy Drinking Culture.” We have seen this situation before. After the kids come home from school and are tucked into bed, mom takes a bottle of pinot grigio from the fridge and puts away a few glasses of white wine to cope with the stress of the day. Perhaps her husband might join her for a few toasts. Some mothers might even make the excuse that they need to have some red wine with dinner. No matter how severe the cases might be, the Mommy Drinking Culture still serves as one of the most dangerous accepted habits in our society. Let’s take a closer look and see why that is.
After a while, a mother may start to feel like her nightly dates with alcohol are wearing thin and becoming awkward (not as comfortable as they once were). All the quips about “mommy juice” and “red wine with dinner” no longer feel like harmless jokes and, instead, open up a mother’s eyes to a whole new reality. The fact of the matter is those nightly spurts are crystal clear evidence of alcohol abuse and, for a majority of women, these meanderings can lead to unfortunate cases of alcoholism.
According to many mothers, the development of Mommy Drinking Culture can easily be blamed on product placements and advertisements that (of course) target young and middle-aged women with kids. In fact, Target now places its spotlight on wine bars and purses with small pockets for “wine spouts.” Even travel mugs and cups can feature adorable catchphrases delineating the joys of alcohol: “This might be wine” ( It always looks better in a sparkly font). Needless to say, wine-drinking (or booze-drinking, in general) has become a mainstay in our culture. Here is a simple case where simply saying “no” can save your lives and ensure your children are not harmed in the process.
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