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special needs mom do you ever drink alcohol ?

I was just curious how many special needs moms drink ? I always see posts about drinking to handle the stress and I was just curious how many really do this .

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Oct. 19, 2008 in Kids' Health

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  • i have a special needs baby and i drink but that's just because i enjoy a redbull and vodka once in a while, not because she stresses me out. {now the stress from my hubbs is a different story!}
    chyna_doll

    Answer by chyna_doll at 11:23 PM on Oct. 19, 2008

  • I have 2 special needs children and I don't drink as a way to handle the stress that goes along with that, though I do enjoy an occassional glass of wine if I go out to dinner or have a special dinner at home - only happens about 5 times a year. HOWEVER, I do joke about having wine as a stress reliever because many moms seem to relate (though I too have often wondered how many of them aren't joking).
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:14 AM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • Well I am unsure whether or not you mean a mom with special needs or a mom with a child with special needs; however, I am both. I do not drink really. If I have had a REALLY stressful day I will sit down and have 1 or 2 drinks and they are usually strawberry diaquaris. So I usually drink about once a month.
    purpleducky

    Answer by purpleducky at 8:11 AM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • I have a special needs child and I do not drink unless Mountain Dew counts lol!! That's my stress reliever.
    redtang912

    Answer by redtang912 at 3:30 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • I almost never drink. I am always on duty and need to be sober just in case the kids need me. If we go out I may have 1 or 2 glasses of wine but not for stress.
    Roxanne0607

    Answer by Roxanne0607 at 4:08 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • I don't drink very often. I've had days that I want to drink because of stress, but I'm too afraid I would sleep through when he wakes up.
    sammygrl77

    Answer by sammygrl77 at 4:47 PM on Oct. 20, 2008

  • I'm a mom of a special needs child, and while I've thought about it (not seriously though) and I enjoy a drink on occassion, I would never drink to manage the stress of it!
    justbloggin2

    Answer by justbloggin2 at 9:14 PM on Nov. 5, 2008

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