Kelly - posted on 04/29/2011 ( 10 moms have responded )
I am a mother of 4 1/2 yr old g/b twins. I have been a stay at home mom since they were born. For a while now, I have been feeling down and not able to enjoy my kids. My husband is working 2 jobs so we don't have to put the kids in daycare (because of the cost), so I am basically home by myself with them all the time, and have been since they were born. Needless to say, I am exhausted. It's gotten to the point where I feel like I can't enjoy them anymore. I hate saying that, and I feel so much guilt because we had wanted children for a while and were blessed with twins, but it's just getting too hard. I have lost my identity. I am a mom who is needed constantly, a woman who cleans and takes care of the homefront, and I basically schedule any life I do have (which is not much) around my schedule, and even then I can't get my mind off of being a mom. Money is very tight, so I feel limited on things to do with them. I'm sad. I wanted so much to have a family to enjoy family things together, and it feels like I am just going through the motions of making it through the day. Has anyone else felt that way? Any suggestions on how I can get through this rough period and find the happiness I wished for when I found out I was pregnant?