Sara - posted on 09/30/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Hello, I'm new here, and I tried to post a message eariler, dont know if it made it, so if this might be twice. I am in recovery from being a drug addict. I have 3 years clean, and have custody of my 3 kids. They are really great, but I keep getting overwhelmed by all the stuff I have to do. It is so easy to get upset and yell. My mood is always all over the place. I'm on med's 3 different kinds, and it still isnt working, and it's been 2 1/2 years I've been on these. I want to know how do you other mothers do it, I mean the soccer, t-ball, church, girl scouts, etc. I stay in the disipline mode, and am not much of a nurturer. I sit and see my kids wanting my love, but it's almost like I cant get out of my own head long enough to give it. I am always so busy, and I have lots of other excuses, but at the end of the day, I know that my kids just want me. I have had to appologize to my daughter, my oldest, she's 9, and tell her that it's not her fault that mommy was being loud and mean, that I have to take medicine, and sometimes it doesnt work right. I got diagnosed when I was in rehab, and you have to have a mental disorder so medicaid will pay for it, they tried me on depression med's, but they made me feel like I was on speed, so then it was bi-polar depressed. Anyway, I know I need to get re-evaluated, but I also work 40 hours a week, with hourly pay... Can someone tell me how they get thru all this stuff. I could really use the help. Thanks!