Kansas City MomCast Episode 15 | Alcoholism and Motherhood

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In today’s episode, we are talking about alcohol and motherhood, an issue that has been normalized culturally as moms but can easily turn into something more serious.  

Moms with young kids increased their alcohol consumption by nearly 325 percent between the start of the COVID-19  pandemic and end of the year 2020 according to a study conducted for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. A study published in JAMA found that during 2020 there was a 41 percent increase in the number of days on which women drank heavily, defined as having four or more drinks in a couple of hours.

We are so grateful to have Megan Peters, local Kansas City mom, on the show today to help us tackle this issue and share her story. Megan describes herself as “an imperfect human just doing her best.” She lives in Kansas City with her two kids, partner, two dogs and two cats. She is a writer and photographer, and former “mom blogger,” who left the weird world of social media influencing to work in digital marketing for a major healthcare organization. She is an advocate in her community, leading local movements for public education, refugee resettlement, global health initiatives and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). She loves true crime, sci-fi, reading, running and ice cream.

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Throw on your jammies and get ready to party to Kansas City Mom Collective’s Pajama Jam; an after hours event at Wonderscope Children’s Museum of Kansas City! On Saturday, April 30, join us from 6-9 p.m. for this family friendly jammie party that you won’t want to miss. Click here to purchase tickets!

 


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Hi! I'm Megan, former teacher turned stay-at-home-but-never-home mom to Peyton, 7, and Gage, 4. I host the Kansas City MomCast podcast! I'm married to the most patient person on this earth, Chris, and we live in Overland Park with our kids, an insane lab, and two guinea pigs. You can find me over committing to everything, reading informational and self-help texts, listening to podcasts, organizing, spending time with friends over margaritas, thrifting, and staying up way too late to have peace and serenity. I love people and hearing their stories and look forward to connecting with KCMC readers!