Being a stay-at-home-mom can be overwhelming at times.
Although it is a blessing and a wonderful experience to raise your children by being with them every hour of every day, it can also be one of the toughest jobs you’ve ever had in your life.
Stay at home moms often battle with feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety, resentment, feelings of anger, sadness, and isolation. And they battle with these feelings SILENTLY for fear of being judged or misunderstood. It can feel like there is no one to talk to when you are feeling like this. And perhaps the people around you might not understand how overwhelmed you feel as a stay at home mom.
I totally get it.
You may find that you never get a break from the kids, or find yourself comparing your life to the lives of your friends (from what they post on social media). You might feel unappreciated or forgotten by those around you. And you might find yourself craving attention and to hold a full conversation with another adult.
Chatting with your toddler is sweet but the topics can get pretty old fast, right?
If you are a military wife, a wife of an entrepreneur, a wife of someone who works multiple jobs, a wife of a person who travels for work, or just a wife of someone who is never really home due to long work hours-then you understand where I am coming from here.
In this four-part video series I talk about what it feels like battling with loneliness and depression as a stay at home mom (I am a wife of an entrepreneur), and how I overcame those negative feelings. I talk about my experience as a mother of two toddlers who is basically alone most of the time and how I had to encourage myself to gain strength to continue being the best mother I could possibly be.
It’s not easy.
But I did it.
I love my husband.
And this isn’t about him because he is doing all that he can to provide the best life for my children and I.
This is about me as a stay at home mother and wife. About the metamorphosis from girl to woman. About becoming invincible, about gaining that tough skin.
It takes time. It takes patience. It takes prayer. It takes crying into your pillow at night, and giving into the mommy breakdowns.
Embracing that some times you will feel guilty, miserable, and sad for no reason at all.
Allow yourself to stand tall, regain composure and get back in the game.
There is no throwing in the towel here.
I have 4 parts to this video series (this video was just part 1).
Check out the other three videos to get more insight on battling feeling lonely and depressed as a modern day stay at home mom.
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