From Surviving to Thriving: My Journey to Mommy’s New Medicine

From Surviving to Thriving: My Journey to Mommy’s New Medicine

Welcome to Mommy's New Medicine! I'm Monica, and you're probably thinking, "Why on earth is she doing a podcast? She's not a doctor!" Well, that's exactly the point. This blog and accompanying podcast are my playground for discussing the complexities of sobriety, parenting, mental health, technology, and yes, cannabis wellness. I'm not here to be an expert, but as a fellow traveler on life's journey, sharing my experiences, learnings, and the unique ways we can all find strength in our challenges. Let's dive into this adventure together and discover where it takes us!

My path to starting Mommy's New Medicine was anything but straightforward. It was a journey marked by profound challenges and pivotal transformations. Leaving the corporate world after the birth of my first daughter was just the beginning. The real turning point came with the birth of my twins, a time that brought unimaginable challenges and complexities, both for me and Baby B.

That first year was a whirlwind of emotions, from intense love to deep anguish as we navigated complicated medical issues and my own battle with postpartum depression and anxiety. Fortunately, I wasn't alone. With a support system that recognized the signs and pushed me to seek help, I began a journey of healing that led me to therapy and sobriety.

It was during this healing process that a long-missed diagnosis came to light – ADHD, a condition I had unknowingly lived with since childhood. This revelation was a key piece in understanding my life's puzzle. It explained so much of my past and opened a new path for my future.

Mommy's New Medicine emerged from these experiences. It's more than just a podcast; it's a platform for sharing my story and connecting with others who may be on similar paths. It's about turning our struggles into strengths, embracing change, and supporting each other, one honest story at a time.

The road to recovery and self-discovery was not easy. Therapy sessions became my refuge, providing clarity and understanding. It was here that I found the courage to confront my reliance on alcohol. Sobriety wasn't just a choice; it was a necessity for me to be the best version of myself, for my children and for me.

As I navigated the complexities of sobriety, I found a surprising ally in cannabis, specifically THC seltzers. This was not about replacing one habit with another; it was about finding a balance, a way to cope that didn't cloud my mind but instead offered me a clearer perspective.

The journey through therapy also unearthed the undiagnosed ADHD. This revelation was both a shock and a relief. It explained so much about my past behaviors, struggles, and coping mechanisms. Understanding this aspect of myself was like finding the missing piece of a puzzle.

As I pieced together these parts of my life, I realized that my experiences, struggles, and victories could resonate with others. Mommy's New Medicine became the channel for this realization. It's a platform where I can share not just my story but also the stories of many others who are navigating similar paths.

The podcast is more than just a collection of episodes; it's a community. It's a space where we can have honest conversations about parenting, mental health, the ups and downs of life, and the role of technology and cannabis in our modern world. Each episode is a step towards breaking stigmas, sharing knowledge, and building a network of support and understanding.

As you join me on this journey, I invite you to share your stories, your struggles, and your victories. Together, we can learn, grow, and transform our challenges into our greatest strengths. "Mommy's New Medicine" is not just my journey; it's our journey. Welcome aboard.

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