We need to take care of ourselves, too! We've got delicious and easy recipes, the latest fashion and home decor trends, health topics that impact every woman and so much more. So grab a cup of coffee and dig in.
It truly takes a village to raise a child, and we're here for you! Link up with a community of moms just like you and learn about fabulous events in your area plus amazing product giveaways, discounts and more!
A new study from the University of Cincinnati has found that married
women drink more than their single counterparts—and even more than divorced
Researchers studied more than 5,000 adults over 11 years and found that
while on average, divorced women enjoy six and a half drinks per month, married
women knock back nine. Meanwhile, men who are married actually drink less than
divorced men—downing 19.2 drinks a month as opposed to the 21.5 drinks divorced
So why are women drinking more in marriage? And why are men drinking
less? It has to do with couples meeting in the middle, says study author
Corinne Reczek, Ph.D, assistant professor of women’s, gender and sexuality
studies at the University of Cincinnati. Many women are introduced to alcohol
by their husbands, and drink significantly more after they are married, says
Reczek. While wives tend to fill up to keep up with their husbands’ drinking,
men cut back, drinking less to match the habits of their wives.
When couples get divorced, men often turn to alcohol to deal with
stress and are prone to more nights out at the bars with their friends. Women,
however, are likely to drink less since their alcohol supplier is no longer in
the house. What’s more, women often turn to food to deal with stress, she says.
But don’t pick a fight with your hubby over it: His alcohol influence
can be great for your health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
has named moderate drinking one of the key healthy lifestyle behaviors that can
help you live longer—right up there with healthy eating and exercise. But with
“Our finding suggests that even though married women drink more than
others, this higher amount is still considered moderate,” says Reczek. Moderate
drinking—defined as one drink a day for women—is the saucy sweet spot for
health benefits ranging from weight loss and diabetes protection to a 40% slash
in heart disease risk.