Cannabis Infused Products for the Stressed Out Parent

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Editors Note: This is the third in a five part series on cannabis and cannabis-infused ingestible products. Please educate yourself on local, state, and federal laws so you know what is legal where you live. If you have questions for Sysamone, please be sure to leave them in the comment section. She will address your questions in a future post.

As parents we are overwhelmed daily with every area of our life. Add a pandemic, distance learning and working from home and it’s a perfect storm to lose our sh*t. Some of us are working parents having to balance everything while in quarantine. This year, without a doubt parents are stressed out more than they were before pandemic. Some of us have increased our intake of wine and or weed. Myself, I have eliminated alcohol from my grocery list and instead added CBD to the cart. CBD has helped me be a less stressed out parent by easing my anxiety and helping me sleep better. Below is a list of CBD products on the market today that I enjoy and use to prevent me from losing my sh*t. 

Need to shut off your thoughts and get better sleep?

Try these products for your nightly routines, they are reliable, effective and will provide the rest you need.

The MadLilly lemon dream sleep tonic is a delicious shot of “knock you” out. Get your rest and relaxation with this plant-based alternative featuring low-dose cannabinoids (5mg CBN and 3mg THC) and has beautiful hints of lemon balm and lavender. 

The PLUS sleep gummies are great bedtime gummies to help you power down after a long day. Each sleep gummy has 25mg of CBD and 1mg of melatonin with calming blackberry chamomile flavors so they’re great for dozing off — not feeling off.

Lucent Botanicals sleep mints You want to be well-rested for tomorrow’s big presentation or hike, or you’re hyped up after a late night out and need to drift off. These mints help activate your body’s natural ability to sleep soundly as an alternative to products from big pharmaceutical companies.

Need to calm the chaos in your mind and focus better throughout the day?

Try these products for calming the storm that anxiety can produce. They ease the soul and help you focus on your daily parental and work duties. 

Lucent Botanicals Calm and Focus mints. Maybe you’re under a tight deadline for a big work proposal or want to really focus on that new art project. These mints help activate your body’s natural ability to focus without the crash that comes from caffeine or other energy pills and drinks.

Rhythm Awake – Grapefruit Rosemary Seltzer The perfect beverage for clean, calm energy throughout the day! Rhythm Awake is an all-natural seltzer water infused with 15mg hemp extract, grapefruit and rosemary flavors, and green tea extract.

Molly Jones Lemon Lavender CBD Gumdrops A relaxing aroma of lavender paired with the refreshing crispness of lemon for a savory, delightful treat.

Need to relieve the body and mind to feel overall relief mentally and physically?

JustCBD has products in every type of ingestible method you can consume. If you need some creams or topicals, they have that too! You name the method of intake and they have it; gummies, honey sticks, tinctures, oils, soaps, creams, vapes etc. My favorite JustCBD items are their gummies. Their gummy products provide CBD dosage ranging from 8mg to 25mg a piece. If you are looking for an all in one shop of CBD goodies, this is the go to online store for it. They also have a line of Vegan products as well as products for pets. 

This is a no judgement zone. Parenting is rough and navigating through all we are facing makes parenting even rougher. I’m drowning daily. I’m exhausted mentally and physically. If there is one thing I can point to that has helped me through my anxiety, restless nights and physical body aches, that would be cannabis infused products. I wake up every morning refreshed and ready to take on another crazy day. 

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Sysamone
Sysamone Phaphon is a single mom of two. She's lived in the east bay area for 15+ years. She currently works full time as the Head of Growth for Vertosa, Sysamone implements strategies to increase workflow efficiencies so the company can continue to scale and achieve new successes. Her role touches every department, from operations to sales to branding. Sysamone is also a brand ambassador for Mothercoders, a nonprofit organization helping women with kids on-ramp to careers in tech so they can thrive in a digital economy. When she's not working, she's playing baseball mom for her daughter's all girls competitive travel baseball team and lacrosse mom for her son's competitive travel team. When she has personal time for herself, she loves naps, enjoying infused products and binge watching various series on all the streaming channels.

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