There’s no denying that parenting is up there among some of the hardest jobs in society—yep, that includes digging ditches, bomb deactivation, and uranium mining.
In a telephone-based study of 5800 parents, only 48% of women reported getting 7 hours of sleep per night—this on top of also being responsible for carrying out countless additional household and work tasks. Their children aren’t the only people who depend on them and some parents must also care for special needs or ill kids, while simultaneously taking care of other family members and working additional jobs. Add to that how hard it can be to communicate with young people and things become even more complicated.
Due to America’s typical family structure where children increasingly move away from parents and settle some distance from home, questionable childcare arrangements and lackluster maternity leave programs (or no leave programs at all, in many cases), much of the responsibility of family care falls on the mother, or on one primary caregiver.
But CBD companies have been stepping up with a host of products and services that appear to be just what the doctor ordered for tired, overextended, and frustrated moms.
Perhaps this is because an increasing number of CBD products and companies are led by women—a 2018 report states that 27% of America’s cannabis companies are women-run.
Shanel Lindsay, CEO and founder of Ardent Cannabis and mother to two children is one of them, and she gets it. “Using cannabis helps me relax not just in parenting situations, but also after having a long, stressful day.”
Katie Miles, a fashion product designer and Los Angeles-based mom of two feels confident that CBD aids her in her mom related duties. “My husband I often take CBD on the weekends when we are just hanging about the house with the kids,” she explained. “It helps us be more relaxed around our seven and four-year-old who have so much energy and constantly want to play and make messes. I feel like I can be more in the moment and get down on their level when my anxieties about all the stuff I need to do around the house and with work is calmed by the CBD.”
The options of ways to utilize CBD without necessarily having to smoke or vape cannabis are ever increasing.
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