As many new mothers do, Emily Lucking jumped into post-pregnancy imbibing with gusto. Being able to drink again while out socializing with friends felt fun and celebratory. And, well, normal.
“I was used to being the life of the party,” says Lucking. “I missed being the ‘fun friend.’”
Then one night, the Villanova mom over-indulged just enough to feel out of control.
And the next day, after a not-so-great-feeling morning, she asked herself a painful question: Was being the popular party girl more important than being her best self for her three-month-old daughter?