Depressed and Bored to Tears

Brandi - posted on 01/12/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I am wondering if anyone has any ideas as to what I could do to help improve myself. I obviously stay at home and I have 4 kids one in school so that helps a little bit but I have 3 kids 4 and under still at home. I have a 6 year old son and then 3 daughters a 4 year old a 2 year old and a 1 year old and I just dont know what to do with myself. I would like to do something productive if I could I would love to do something to help get a better income in our house but I dont want to stuff envelopes or sell anything stuff like that. My kids watch to much tv I spend way to much time on the computer and then I watch way to much tv later in the day. If anyone has any idea of things that could help me I would greatly appreciate it. Also it is really hard for me to get out with gas prices and only 1 vehicle as of right now it is really hard and I live in a tiny town where I hardly know anyone and they dont have many things for moms and children to do together.

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Alison - posted on 02/23/2009

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i started a play group. i advertised it in kijiji to find people in my area.

Jaime - posted on 02/23/2009

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i go to the early years programs and we also live in a really small town....look it up on the net and they are free to from kids ages 0-6 so thats great too....

Jeanne - posted on 02/23/2009

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Hello, depressed & bored to tears... one thing I did when my 3 children were young I did yoga after the kids went to bed or even a nice hot caddle light bubble bath that's how what I did me & only for me........I hope this is some comfort to you!



I'm new face book at this welcome, and hopefully we can chat sometime and help or just let things out..........My name is Jeanne I have 3 children my older son Sylvain is 19 years old with Twins Matthieu (ADHD) & Natalie will turning 17 years old on the 3rd of March. I'm a single mom over 40 will be 45 this coming May, and I'm really looking forward of being part of the mom’s team and hopefully we can learn and all grow together to become a better person. I was battling chronic depression + anxiety for over 15 years and now I have Fibromyalgia wow this major work for me to be a stay home mom, and sick...... Keep in touch & take care! Yes it's tough but I wouldn't change it or change them for the world!

Jeanne - posted on 02/23/2009

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Hello, depressed & bored to tears... one thing I did when my 3 children were young I did yoga after the kids went to bed or even a nice hot caddle light bubble bath that's how what I did me & only for me........I hope this is some comfort to you!



I'm new face book at this welcome, and hopefully we can chat sometime and help or just let things out..........My name is Jeanne I have 3 children my older son Sylvain is 19 years old with Twins Matthieu (ADHD) & Natalie will turning 17 years old on the 3rd of March. I'm a single mom over 40 will be 45 this coming May, and I'm really looking forward of being part of the mom’s team and hopefully we can learn and all grow together to become a better person. I was battling chronic depression + anxiety for over 15 years and now I have Fibromyalgia wow this major work for me to be a stay home mom, and sick...... Keep in touch & take care! Yes it's tough but I wouldn't change it or change them for the world!

Nicole - posted on 02/23/2009

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Hey Brandi!  You are one busy mom  WOW!!  I would love to share with you what I do at home.  I have three young kids too - 9 years, 5 years, and 2 years od.  I work at home around their schedules and I love what I do.  I do not have to sell, stock or deliver any products.  I'd love to share all the details with you sometime.  if you want to email me at ndilly@iw.net or ask for information on my website (www.familytimefirst.com)  that would be great and I will contact you!  Nicole

Angie - posted on 02/22/2009

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Contact your son's teacher and see if there are projects or busy work that you can do for him/her at home. I know your time is limited but you'll feel better when you see a new project completed. I used to staple together books for my son's teacher when my girls were little! Now I bring home coloring to do for my youngest child's teacher

Rebecca - posted on 02/22/2009

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I like to bake, and when I am bored during the winter months I teach my son how to cook. I find ways for him to be involved. He loves to cook with me now. He also loves it when we cook and turn on the music and dance around the house. It is good excercise too! Also if you are artistic in any way, an art project is great for stress releaving.

Jade - posted on 02/20/2009

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You are doing the most important job that anyone ever did, even though you don't feel that way because people dont give you enough credit. Have you thought about starting a daycare from home? You could still be with your kids but would maybe benefit from having some sort of a timetable of activities for the week instead of just sitting in front of the telly- which i know from experience only makes things seem worse.

Dale - posted on 01/12/2009

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I must say you are amazing for having the pride to at least admit it is hard, alot of moms continue on going this way, and eventually go down the wrong road. My advice, CRAYONS!! colouring is a wonderful pass-time, or another idea is to find something they can all do and enjoy together, and one at a time, take one aside and do something they as individuals like to do. My daughter is 2 1/2 and especially in the winter, i am bored to tears as well, my husband works long hours and is rarely home unless to sleep as he does snow removal, but the great thing about this time of year is we dont necessarily like it, but kids love the snow, send them out, grab a chair and sit in the doorway and watch!!.. but other than that, unplug the tv for a day and tell them it is broken, and as your 2 & 4 yr old are obviously alot more expressive ask them what they want to do, and include the younger one. I hope i could shine some light on this for you, and good luck

Amelia - posted on 01/12/2009

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Jenny - posted on 01/12/2009

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Hi. I started staying at home with my 10 month old baby right after she was born. Most days I really enjoy it. But some days are super hard because there is always so much to do. Sometimes I think it would be so much easier to just leave and go to work all day but then I think I couldn't imagine someone else raising my baby..and teaching her their values instead of mine. You are an amazing woman for raising your children...all four of them wow! Do you attend church at all? Thats an awesome way to connect with other people. Most communities even small ones have a group called, MOPS, mothers of pre schoolers...it's where a bunch of moms get together 2x a month and talk and eat and do activities...you should go online and check it out to find one in your area! Hope this helps!

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It will get better. I was bored to tears and wanted to do something to contibute. I went to a lia sophia jewelry party. Now I sell it. It is great you make you own hours. You just have to force yourself to network. Talk to everyone. Even your cashier at the grocery store. It has helped me get out of my depression.

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