Category: Parenting

Principles of Responsible Stoner Parents

Asking yourself if you belong here? The Stoner Mom believes in a safe place for us to be ourselves, to share knowledge, and to foster judgment-free community among parents who use cannabis. Here is the set of principles we stand behind as a community. Also, I have a lot of followers who are not parents, and they are welcome here too! The Stoner Mom is all about Responsible Cannabis Use, something any stoner can practice.   As Responsible Stoner Parents: 1. We believe that adults can use cannabis, for medical or recreational reasons, and continue to be nurturing and compassionate...

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From the Vault: Back to School Guide For Stoners

Note: This back to school guide was originally posted in August 2015. The year may change but the challenges a new school season brings stay the same. Enjoy this throwback guide to getting the school year off on the right foot, and good luck to stoner parents everywhere!    The Back To School Rush With August comes the Back to School Rush. Rush for everything. To get supplies, to get into the pediatrician’s office, to get the haircuts and the new shoes and the lunch box system that is finally going to work right this time. It’s the rush...

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MADAS 25 | Talking to Kids About Cannabis | Mom & Dad are Stoned Podcast

In this episode, we tackle one of the toughest subjects to talk about with your kids: your cannabis use. If you are one of the many parents who chooses to use marijuana responsibly, then you can likely see how important this topic is to you, and yet feel paralyzed when thinking about how to explain it to your kids. Breaking the law, civil injustice, and real-world repercussions of cannabis use are just some of the topics we cover in this faux conversation with our future kids.    http://thestonermom.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/episode-25_mixdown.mp3   Explaining your (Illegal) Cannabis Use to Older Kids The other...

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The Stoner Mom’s Habits of a Well-Run Home

Efficiency is one of my weird obsessions. I’m not always perfect about it, but efficiency and ease of use are something I think of daily. In general, anything that you do often can be broken down into an efficient “system”. Being a mom means handling the lives of everyone else and the family as a whole. The expectation that mothers not only nurture 24/7 but also manage a modern household, often as well as working outside of the home is outdated and can end right now. MOMS ARE TIRED FOR A REASON. IT’S A BIG GODDAMN JOB.  I believe...

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Vaping for Beginners: The Preferred Method for Parents

Affiliate Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I am grateful to be of service & to provide content to my readers free of charge. Your support in purchasing through these links enables me to keep providing regular content & offset costs associated with running this website. Thank you in advance for your support! Why Vaping is a Great Choice for Parents We can all agree that cannabis poses no threat to us medically, but breathing smoke of any kind is known to be harmful. When something is burned (combusted), it releases all sorts of harmful toxins. Marijuana Smoke is also...

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The Stoner Mom Diaries: 9 Years Ago

  Nine years. Nine years ago Colorado was recovering from the strongest winter blizzard in decades. Mountains of snow were everywhere, grocery stores were empty, I-25 was shut down. And my water broke. Enter, Victoria. Victoria is the quintessential first-born. She is serious, studious, and responsible. As a baby she had this constant expression of wisdom and judgement that would make adults squirm. Those huge eyes, such a unique color, are they blue? They were, but they are grey now, like the silvery scales of a fish. Victoria continues to soar in her academics. She is a natural learner...

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Marijuana Safety Tips for Stoner Parents

Marijuana Safety Tips for Parents  Marijuana in the household poses about as much danger as beer, medicines, cleaning products or poinsettias. Using common sense when handling and storing your pot will go a long way in ensuring your child’s safety. Today I’m sharing some personal tips on how I keep my kids safe from my weed and my weed stash safe from kids. My stash is kinda like a fifth kid, now that I think about it. 10 Tips to Help Keep your Pot Stash Safe from your Kid Establish clear boundaries in your household regarding rooms, personal property,...

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First Day of School!!!

Just a picture post from a very bittersweet day for parents everywhere. Today my littles went Back to School!     And you know what housewives get up to when the kids are in school. *toke toke...

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Weed Can Make You A Better Mom

What if I told you smoking weed can make you a better parent? It’s no secret I believe that pot gives mothers super powers, and I know what I’m talking about. Having done the parenting thing both ways (stick up ass method and stoner mom method) I speak as a stoned authority on this. A Jolt of Energy to Rival your Favorite Cappuccino Getting stoned along with our morning stimulant is a first world luxury. There is nothing as soothing, calming, and yet energizing, as a morning combo of pot and coffee. One of my earliest discoveries in the stoner world...

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Stoner Mom Diaries: Scenes from Summer

I’m trying to get back into the habit of taking pictures of my family. The divorce threw a monkey wrench in my personal photography game, taking away my confidence in documenting their lives. You know me, always trying to be respectful of them. Sensitive to their identities and such. Well, it’s been like two years now so I think I can go back to my old traumatizing, paparazzi ways. Summer kicked off with the end of school. This years milestone was my youngest graduating Kindergarten at her prestigious school for advanced academics. She is my baby and I am deeply...

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Building a Summer Schedule

Summer frightens the mom of school-aged children. Those mandatory hours of peace and an empty house go away and now it’s up to Mrs. Mom to entertain, educate, and be responsible for their knees and brains. For the divorced mom though, summer can seem like a blessing. Joint custody means there are times I don’t have them, and when I do have them they are in school for many of those hours. The summer is a unique time for the kids to see a slightly less regimented Mama. Road trips and no homework after dinner. A steady stream of...

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The Stoner Mom Diaries: No School Days

  April 12, 2015 Last Friday I found myself with a no school day for my girls. Days from school are kind of a treat for me now. I have my daughters during the weekdays and since they’ve both started the same school schedule it’s been a very routine life for us. When they were little and not in school yet I would fill our days with classes and trips. I had a membership everywhere, music classes for both from the time they were babies. Gymnastics and classes at the zoo. Mom and baby swim class, night nature hikes....

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Ask The Stoner Mom: Should your kids see you high?

  Should your kids see you high? The Stoner Mom tries very hard to come from a non-judgemental place. I understand that the practices in my home are unique to me, I don’t expect readers to hold them as the standards for responsible stoner parenting. It’s important to me to share my practices as a stoner mom, simply because there are not a lot of good examples of normal stoner moms out there. You’ve read from my parenting philosophies that I believe very strongly in the power of modeling. As the mother and stepmother to three daughters, I know that everything...

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Surviving the School Years: A Stoner Mom’s Morning Routine

Waking up is something I struggle with. I’m the type that can sleep through conversations and shoulder shaking. I sleep on my stomach, cocoon myself deeply into the blanket, and block out all those who seek to disturb me. That’s what happens when you have children. You guard your sleep with the fierceness of a stoner guarding the last of their stash. When my oldest started kindergarten I suddenly had to start getting up at an obscene hour to be sure that she was ready for school. IT WAS SO DIFFICULT. I would wake up in a panic and...

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The Stoner Mom Diaries: Play dates with Stoner Mom

Having a best friend I can be “out” with is very special. From the correspondence I get from you readers it seems that a lot of you stoner moms are pretty alone in your indulgences. It’s easy to find stoner friends in college, but throw some babies into the mix and it’s like we all totally forget how to make friends, how to forgo judgement, how to keep our opinions to ourselves. And then when we do make friends we don’t want to leave the house. Ah, middle age. Play dates with my BFF and her kids means a play...

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A (stoned) Mother’s Guiding Principles

 You know that saying that old ladies tell you when you’re totally overwhelmed with naughty children, “Ah, the days are long but the years are short.” Yes. We KNOW. We get it, fuck. Meanwhile there’s spaghetti in your hair and you can’t find your kid’s shoes. Today I’m taking the role of smug old lady and sharing my parenting principles. Notice I said ‘I’. That means it comes from my perspective, which is unique to my family. Every family, every stoner mom out there has a different life and set of goals. These are mine. The most important figure in any child’s life is the same-sex parent. This...

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There’s THC in this Milk: Pot and the Breastfeeding Mom

Here’s a familiar refrain; studies on marijuana using mothers and their breastfed babies are few and far between. Like pot and pregnancy, there are some things people just don’t want to touch. Perhaps decriminalization would have an impact on the availability of studies, and we could ditch the archaic Nancy Reagan Bullshit of the 1980’s and move into the future. Or not. Whatever. Breastfeeding- I’m a fan Without totally outing myself, I will say that I am somewhat of a closeted hippie. I like hippie things, hippie ideals, hippie principles. But moving past “hippie” we get to the idea...

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Pot and the Pregnant Mom

When I started researching for this post I truly expected to find mountains of evidence supporting that marijuana use during pregnancy harms the fetus. What I found was considerably less frightening and non-conclusive. Here’s what I’ve learned. Today the BFF asked me if I knew then what I know now, would I use pot while pregnant? Fortunately, my morning sickness for all pregnancies was relatively minor and short-term. Additionally, during both of my pregnancies my hormone changes actually lessened my depression significantly. I had yet to be diagnosed with depression so was not using antidepressants. At the time of my...

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Eight Easy Ways to be a Responsible Stoner Parent

Responsible Stoner? Not an Oxymoron. Amendment 64 gave us the right to blaze up for pleasure in addition to medical reasons,  in our homes. That includes *gasp* caregivers of children. Sometimes known as parents. Colorado parents rejoice, but only in a private non-showy way, because the legality of the stuff does NOT make you immune to reports to DHS (Denver Human Services). Before you protest, think about any child abuse case featuring alcohol abuse and then agree that having strict child protection measures in place is an asset to a community. Just like your stupid guns in Walmart, your right to...

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