Do Moms Drink Too Much? Are We A Culture Of Mombies?

Does motherhood cause many of us to drink too much?

woman drinking wine

As a thirty-something mother-of-three, lord knows I love my wine.


We live in a culture that not only accepts alcohol consumption, it also celebrates it.


It seems everywhere we look, wine consumption and motherhood seem to go hand-in-hand. Some of the funniest someecards revolve around alcohol and womanhood.



Even the cult-comedy Cougar Town showcases wine-guzzling thirty/forty-somethings. Some critics even call it the most pro-alcohol show on TV.


Sadly, the rigors of motherhood cause many of us to de-stress with a glass of vino at the end of the day. But is this really a healthy coping skill? And do we always stop at just one glass?

Celebrity mom Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, star of the NickMom show Parental Discretion With Stephanie Wilder-Taylor, has been open about de-stressing with wine.

The mom-of-three young girls stopped drinking four years ago at the age of forty-two.

“I drank often when Elby [firstborn daughter] was a baby to help deal with the stress of a new infant,” Stefanie blogged. “I found myself drinking more than I had before I became a parent and I drank with other moms to bond and unwind (yes, I’m the cocktail play date mom and I stand by it being a healthy thing to do in moderation, in walking distance, if you’re not me).”

And although her husband doesn’t think she ever had a drinking problem, Stefanie is glad she quit drinking altogether.

“Four years ago, I finally had a moment of clarity and realized that just because I hadn’t crashed a car, gotten a DUI, cheated on my husband or been forced to rehab, it was time to quit,” she shared. “No one had to tell me or push me. I knew. And once you know, really really know, you can’t un-know it.”

Can you relate? Is it time to step out from underneath the wine crutch?


How many drinks do you consume during the week?

A third of respondents in a new survey regarded at least one of their mom friends as having a drinking problem. Are they pointing the finger at you? 

Jenny is the co-founder of HerScoop and senior editor at Celebrity Baby Scoop. With over 6 years experience and a reputation for asking those ‘tough’ questions, Jenny has interviewed over 150 celebrities including Sarah Michelle Gellar, Hilary Duff, Jessica Alba, Heidi Klum, Tori Spelling, Josh Duhamel, Melissa Joan Hart, JennyMcCarthy, Jewel, Rebecca Romijn, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Mayim Bialik, Tiffani Thiessen, Alyssa Milano, Alyson Hannigan, Kris Jenner, Busy Philipps, Chris O’Donnell, Giuliana Rancic and Denise Richards, to name a few.

Jenny is a proud mom-of-three and resident of Vancouver, B.C.

A semi-retired social worker and counselor, Jenny blogs with a keen social consciousness and passion to keep things positive. She has been interviewed by various news sources such as CNN, Zimbio, Mom Spark and was a regular contributor for HerSay.