Wine: A Mother’s Survival Tool Belt

We’re Mamas.  We clean poo multiple times a day, crud from surfaces that weren’t meant to be surfaces and maintain patience in the face of what would break a 10-year marine faster than water boarding. So!  Let’s talk wine!! We all have an outlet, even a vice because, hey, we’re all human in the end. […]

We’re Mamas.  We clean poo multiple times a day, crud from surfaces that weren’t meant to be surfaces and maintain patience in the face of what would break a 10-year marine faster than water boarding.

So!  Let’s talk wine!!

We all have an outlet, even a vice because, hey, we’re all human in the end.

Therapy Budget

So, let’s talk budget!  Every woman is on a budget when she has children because when your box of Huggies is costing you $35 (or your jumbo Honest delivery is $80), you’re thinking twice before picking up your least-needed-item/ most-needed-item in the shopping cart: wine.

And if we’re really going there, you’re super lucky to have the time to make a choice as Goldfish are flying and little voices are escalating in the wine aisle.  We know how dangerous and expensive that can get quickly.

Pairings

Here are a few wonderful choices to select when heading to a Mommy’s Night In with other mamas or relaxing with hubby after the children go to bed (oh, who are we fooling – perfect for the two hours spent trying to GET Junior into bed and to fall asleep!).

Trader Joe’s prides themselves on finding quality products at affordable prices.  That’s why we mamas love them.  And they carry their house brand of coconut oil and puffs (Pirate’s Booty) at a fraction of the cost, so we can really stock up.


ORGANIC Green Fin White Table Wine $6

Pairs Well with ‘It’s 5 o’clock Somewhere’

(Trader Joe’s) Only slightly sweet, it’s the perfect wine for those who enjoy either spectrum of white (sweet, buttery, etc.).  I’ve seen it advertised for $4, but it’s $6 at my local store.  Not complaining, just saying…


SULFITE FREE Well Red $6

Pairs Well with ‘Don’t Play With Your Food’

(Trader Joe’s) You know that once the Mama Bear inside has awoken, we become aware of things on a whole different level.  It’s wonderful to avoid sulfites, including those in our wine.  This is the only one I’ve found there at a wonderful, guilt-free price nonetheless – yay!


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Keep in mind that prices may fluctuate from the time this article was written!  If prices have changed, you can always reference this to your retailer and see if magic happens.

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