Plenty of moms enjoy a glass of wine or two to wind down and relax at night. In today’s culture, they are even, in a way, celebrated for it. Marijuana though? This gets a much more mixed reaction. This mom smokes weed after her kids go to bed. She says it’s her “glass of wine” and makes her a better mom. Now, she’s using her Instagram to break down the stigma against the drug. (1)

26-year-old Instagram star Caitlin Fladager lives in Vancouver, Canada, with her high-school-sweetheart-turned-husband Noah. Together, the pair have two children: Jack and Adriana. (2)

On her platform, Caitlin has been very open about her severe anxiety. It used to make her pick at her skin, be impatient with her children, and pick unnecessary fights with her husband. She tried several things, including antidepressants and mood stabilizers. Ultimately she found smoking marijuana, which is legal in Canada, is what works best for her. (2)

She speaks openly about her habit and will even suggest it to others who might be struggling, including other parents. While some are open to it, she has received many questions and a few criticisms. She decided to use her Instagram to dispel the myths by essentially saying ‘I smoke weed,’ and it doesn’t make me a bad mom. (1)

“I have never been the most patient with my two kids,” she wrote on her Instagram. “Weed makes me a better mom, as I get a good night sleep after I smoke. I wake up well rested, and with a more clear mind.” (3)

Caitlin used marijuana to calm her nerves, gain weight (she was dangerously underweight previously), and get a proper night’s sleep. She is healthy and happier, and it is rubbing off on her family. (2)

Caitlin says that when you tell people you smoke weed, they automatically assume that you are smoking enough to get high. They question your ability to be a good parent and take good care of your kids. (2)