finding out how to be me but with a new baby.

Sydni - posted on 09/29/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




My baby is 4 months old. she is an extremely low tempered baby that sleeps through the night. My husband helps be ALOT. We r both working parents. Ive always been super independant with a lot of friends and while this baby was planned... im having a hard time learning how to be me again...not me mom or me wife..but just me..if im not at work im at home. If im at home im never alone. Im either with baby or with husband and baby. And then when i think we might actually get a fun day together family shows up out of the blue and then we dont even get quality time as apposed to running around playing catch up on work days. Any helpful advice on how to rediscover myself as a mother?


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Gena - posted on 09/30/2014




I find Michelles advice great! Look and see if there are any evening classes that you could take,something that interests you. I went for evening classes to paint with oil,it was just once a week for 90min but i really enjoyed getting "me time" and doing something i enjoy. I would also say,tell your family to first give a call and ask if its ok to come around.

Michelle - posted on 09/29/2014




Try and find a hobby outside the home that is on when your husband is home to take care of the baby. Even if it's just an hour a week it makes a big difference. Maybe even plan a coffee catch up with some friends without bubs around.
Also let your family know that if they want to come over they should ring first. Let them know sometimes you have plans and you need to be able to do them because you work.

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