Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sigh....

So writing is therapeutic, right? Well, here we go because I need therapy! I am struggling. I feel like I have post post post-partum depression or something! Let me know if any other stay at home moms have felt this way: You went from working at a job you were really good at, being praised and talking to a lot of different people to being at home all day- alone. You don't get acknowledged, you don't feel like you are doing anything right and you start to feel like you have no talents. Am I the only one who has struggled with this?

Don't get me wrong, I love being a mom. I really do. Harrison lights up my life. When he smiles, I just melt. And it's not everyday that I struggle, it comes and goes. I just feel like I need to know that this is normal, that others have been in the same boat. Please leave me a comment if you've ever felt this way!

6 comments:

Jen Butler said...

COMPLETELY NORMAL in my book! I struggled with that (and sometimes still do). Motherhood is not for the faint at heart. It's not glamorous or self-esteem boosting, not to mention HARD WORK. There are days where I wish I had a job where I could actually get out of the house and socialize with other adults but when I really think about it, there isn't anything else I would rather be doing either. Just like you said, there are good days and there are hard days and it certainly doesn't mean we don't love our kids. Rest assured that most moms feel the same way at some point, if not all the time.

Natalie J. said...

I think what you are feeling is just fine. I am sad that you feel this way...you are a great person and I am sure you are an awesome mom! I cant give much advise on this topic but hang in there it will pass. Also, maybe consider doing a little stay at home work.

Happy Holmes said...

It's like the unspoken mommy blahs that people don't really tell you about!

How do we combat them (me personally:

*get showered and ready everyday
*have mommy get togethers during the day
*sometimes I just have to tell the hubby that I don't want to hear about all the other adults he was able to socialize with throughout the day!
*get out of the house atleast once a day, even if you just sit on your porch.

The Robinson's said...

Hang in there Megan. It's hard work and a very thankless job. I feel that way often. You should try to get together and do some play dates with other moms and kids. I would be happy to meet up with you for a little "adult" time. Definitely give me a ring if you want!!

Cate and Kory said...

Hopefully I'll be in the same boat where I don't have to work. But.... I think we should get together and play with our babies.. as soon as mine comes of course :) that way I won't have the same problem. :)

Marian said...

I had not idea you were staying at home! I could have written those exact words about how I felt...and still feel. This week has been bad and I think a big part of it for me has been the feeling like you have no talents and don't contribute or matter in the world at large. "Happy Holmes" above had good suggestions. Me and Davis used to just go walk around Shopko just to get out. I also spent alot of time at the mall. Feel free to call anytime you want to do something, or just come over for awhile. We are always around and Davis has thrown out any kind of nap schedule during the day, so we are pretty flexible. Let me know on facebook if you need me to send you a message with my phone number.