Depressed stay at home mom

Katie - posted on 01/08/2015 ( 2 moms have responded )




I don't even have 5 minutes to type this message, but I'm so depressed and feel like I've completely lost my identity. I feel like I need a happy pill or something. I'm a good mom but I could be better. No motivation, sleep deprived, fighting with my husband, out of children are very needy and I love them dearly. But I need some time..some me time. Any comments would be helpful...thanks


Raye - posted on 01/08/2015




If you're not healthy then you're not able to function well as a wife/mother. Take time for you. Stop trying to manage everything. If something doesn't get done right away, it'll get done later, and that's not the end of the world. Children can cope without constant parent interaction. Make sure they're safe, but leave them to themselves while you get other things done. Make sure you work in time for something you like to do... take a hot bath, read a chapter in a book, do some 5-minute yoga. It is possible. Have faith in yourself.


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