Some parents turn to videos, books, friends, and family for parental advice. 48-year-old Tracey Tee of Colorado chooses a psychedelic approach to being a better mother.
“My name is Tracey Tee. I live in Denver, Colo. I have one daughter. She’s 11, and I am the steward of moms on mushrooms, she says to NPR.
Her support group for mothers wanted to “move past” something other than “guzzling five bottles of wine.” According to Tee, the group wished for something deeper and meaningful, saying they were “craving community.”
Before the pandemic, Tee was a comedian who lost her business running comedy shows nationwide due to the pandemic. While down, she struggled with motherhood and having to watch her daughter “all the time unhappily clocking into online school.”
While many will let a feat like that keep them down in the dumps for a while, Tee decided to keep it moving and start a new business. After taking a course on microdosing, she later launched Moms on Mushrooms (MOM).
“Microdosing just brings all your emotions up, and it puts them right in front of your face to stare at. You have to stare at them, and then when you do, you let it all go,” she says to CPR.
MOM created a safe space for mothers to come together and talk about issues while getting a sense of community.
“This is done between ballet practice and doctor’s appointments and soccer,” she said. “We don’t get the luxury of just flying off to the Amazon rainforest for a month and doing ceremony after ceremony. We don’t get to go to Bali for two weeks and do yoga and eat fruit. We don’t even get two and a half hours to meditate every day. That’s not realistic for moms in this day and age,” she said to the outlet.
Microdosing is safer and less inducing than a glass of wine or beer. The group typically partakes in one capsule that has 0.1 milligrams to 0.3 milligrams per dose over a period of days.