A parent’s job is never done. In between cooking breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your army of kids, driving your middle-schooler to soccer practice, and ensuring your toddler doesn’t try to eat another dead lizard — it’s no wonder you need a break from time to time. So how do moms and dads deal with this hectic, frenzied life? Last week, we heard about moms who self-soothed with Adderall and pot as a means of coping with the compound stresses of parenthood and life. It got us wondering: What do other parents do to relax and unwind after a long day of parenting?
Check out how Babble bloggers and readers “self-medicate” to make it through their day as a parent, after the jump!
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