10 reasons why mums drink wine

why mums drink wine

Wine, wine, wine – it seems mums everywhere are obsessing about wine, counting down the hours and minutes to wine o’clock begging many to ask the questions why mums drink wine? Well if this is you…..

then it’s time to set the record straight about why mums drink wine….

why mums drink wine

1.It passes off as Ribena or apple juice

So that when you need to pretend you that you’re not actually drinking wine when you actually are…well then, you can.

2. It reduces our chances of having a heart attack (on any given day!)

As mum, on some days – you know when EVERYTHING is going wrong, and you’re racing around like some maniac, and the kids are being utter s***s and you feel like you’re one step away from having a cardiac. Well, on these days, you can at least drink some wine and perhaps head off that stress and cardiac at the pass by knowing that drinking a little wine will in fact do your heart some good – hurrah! (ok, probably not the main reason we drink it though!).

3. The empty bottles make you feel like a rock star

Nothing says rock star more than a recycling bin overflowing with wine bottles – well, that’s basically as close to rock star-dom any of us are likely to get to anyway.

4. It makes your crap dinner taste better

Let’s face it, when you have knocked out another disaster of a dinner for the family, you can either cry into your plate OR pour yourself a glass of wine, which will make it all taste so much better!

5. Because you don’t need to leave the house to drink it

Yup wine, our old friend, can be drunk without you having to leave your house or  getting out ofyour stained clothes and hurrah! can be drunk with your bra off too. Best enjoyed sitting on the coach in front of Netflix.

6. It makes us less vile

Picture the scene: Pre glass of wine = vile mood, hell on earth. Post glass of wine = happy, happy, happy without a care in the world. And a happy mama makes for a happy household. Yup, wine is the ultimate in mood enhancers (that are legal) and stress reducers so when the day is going to crap, there’s nothing wrong with bringing wine o’ clock forward by an hour or two (judge away!). P.S. did you know that  a glass of wine a day can makes you less prone to depression? And Lord knows we could all do with some help on dodging that bullet.

7. It makes all that mum guilt disappear into the ether

You know it to be true – once you’ve had a glass of wine all that mum guilt just goes…poof! and vanishes away in a puff of smoke.

8. It makes you feel sexyyyyy

Yup amazing what a transformation a glass of wine can make happen. Before a glass of wine, you probably feel about as attractive as a bucket of smashed crabs. After one glass of wine….woahhhhhh mama! You better watch out. Someone’s going to be in for a surprise when they get home. Well, you’ve got to keep the fire alive somehow, and it’s a good a way as any in my book!

9. It’s cheaper than therapy

Seriously, just think of all the things you need to get off your chest! You could go and hemorrhage money sitting on a therapist’s couch…or you could just go and pour yourself a glass of wine and take the edge off.

10. It’s the only thing that makes sleep deprivation better

If you’re acting drunk because you haven’t slept properly for days on end, well then…you might as just go ahead and be the real deal!

So there you go….if you’re wondering about whether to have a glass of wine tonight and needing any convincing….here it is. Cheers everybody!

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  1. Hahah I love this Talya! I miss wine, I haven’t been drinking this year due to my medication and I am struggling!! I’m on a hen weekend in February though and I’m going to drink ALL of the wine and feel sexy as hell, whilst enjoying the health benefits and being far less vile than I have this month!

  2. Wine. Lovely stuff. And there’s so many different types for different moods. Red wine for when you’re sitting back and relaxed. White wine for the other 23 hours in the day.

  3. I love that it is technically like medicine! Now that is a health kick I can get right on with on a cold dark January evening! Love this xx

  4. Haha, so funny! Definitely makes food taste better! Although makes me anxious the day after so it depends if I’d rather feel guilty today or tomorrow whether the guilt thing works! #coolmumclub

  5. This made me laugh. Especially the empty bottles as I looked in our recycling yesterday and there were 3 empty bottles. We’ve not drunk 3 bottles, in fact we’ve had a glass each all week but used bits up for cooking and from sunday dinner! There are days where I defo need wine!! #coolmumclub

  6. When I first moved to Exeter I didn’t realise the recycling here didn’t include glass. So one bin day I returned home to find numerous empty bottles lined up on my doorstep having been removed from my bin for me. I was so embarrassed. I definitely looked like the neighbourhood lush! #CoolMumClub

  7. Hahaha! Brillian! Does cider work just as well? I think I’m too much of a lightweight for wine, I might need to work up to it 🙂 #coolmumclub

  8. I’m SUCH a lightweight since I had a baby! One glass and it’s game over, straight to sleep haha, two and I’m hungover without the good bits. I will keep testing the limits though, you never know. #CoolMumClub

  9. I agree with each and every point!
    I sometimes worry that I drink too much wine so I grab a glass and the worry just scurries away 🙂
    To be fair, I’ve given up parties, spontaneity and a tidy house, the least I can do is have a glass of wine to look forward to 🙂 #coolmumclub

  10. Pre children I was the definition of a binge drinker – healthy all week and then a blow out session at the weekend. Now I have a glass or 2 of wine on an evening, MUCH healthier. Obviously. Wine makes everything better :)!!! #coolmumclub

  11. I’ve turned to my beloved a few time and told him to have some wine as it’ll make him more tolerable. (And he’s done the same to me). That’s why we count down to Wine O Clock!!

  12. Ha! Brilliant! I’ve never been into wine to be honest, but I kind of wish I was because I think it’s slightly less acceptable to have half a bottle Jack Daniels at the end of the day!! x #coolmumclub

  13. Omg you have just reminded me I have run out of wine – and I’m flying solo this weekend on the parenting front! I NEED to stock up in order to help my sleep deprivation and dealing with the tantrums that make me lose my patience and thus experience ALL the mum guilt! Fab post #coolmumclub

  14. Yes! Can totally relate to all of these! I used to pretend I was drinking Ribeana but now I just confirm that it’s wine to the kids. Always takes the edge off a bad day / week, my trouble is that I struggle to stop at just the one glass! Cheers lovely fab post! #CoolMumClub x

  15. Oh yes a nice glass of wine definitely takes the edge off things! I may or may not have turned my dry-January into a dry-23 days of January. Ooops!
    Mums everywhere will love this post – cheers Talya! #coolmumclub xx

  16. Talking of which…I have stupidly found myself with just empty bottles beside the bin for company this evening while I count the hours down to my shop delivery in the morning. ROOKIE! Oh well…there’s still some Bailey’s left from Christmas so hurrah! All is not lost. Such a fun post lovely lady. Can’t wait to see you in a couple of days! XXX #coolmumclub

  17. love love love – I feel like a total rock star! OK I may be in PJs at 6pm and rocking the bedhead by 9pm but a little piece of me still feels cool because those empty bottles are making the neighbours talk! Fab piece my lovely as always xx #CoolMumClub

  18. Don’t get me wrong, I completely and totally agree with what you’ve written and do love wine – but, reading all this comments and everyone agreeing on the wine drinking – what does it tell us? That Moms are the biggest consumers of wine?! hahaha..hope not! Oh, moms- funny creatures, right? :))

  19. Lol, this is brilliant! Lots of positives to drinking wine – and I shall remember these next time I feel the need to bring wine o’clock forward a little. I often remind myself that if it makes me happier then that makes everyone else happier too! And yes I have been known to pour it into a mug and pretend it’s “fruit tea” 🙂 #coolmumclub

  20. Definitely agreeing with you 100% on this one! I’m a mother myself and I drink wine every night to keep me calm and rethink my thoughts. Thanks for sharing your wonderful article!

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