Motherhood won't exorcise demons, but don't feel guilty
I RECENTLY met a woman who revealed that when her first born was 12 weeks old, she went into the garden at four in the afternoon and did a shot of vodka before smoking a Marlboro Light.
It was one of the calmest moments she had experienced in three months. The baby hadn't stopped crying for two days - neither of them had - and when she finally got her child down for a nap, her mind turned immediately to alcohol.
"This is the first time I've admitted it," she said, still guilt-ridden by the memory. Her daughter is now four years old.