How did others feel when they first became Stay at Home Moms?

Michelle - posted on 08/30/2011 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I just had my second baby and I am going to stay at home for the first timevener. I have two beautiful and fun living girls. I have worked for as long as I remember. I am very happy to be home with my girls but I feel lost. Most of my days I feel like I am chasing my tail. I worked for two years with my first child and I feel like i had structure. Now to get out to the store is an accomplishment. I've tried to have this conversation with other friends and family but they make me feel bad that I am lucky to have this opportunity. I know I am lucky I am feeling a bit lost. Are others out there who felt this and does it get better? I love be home with them but I don't know where I fit in.

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Stifler's - posted on 08/30/2011

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It's hard when they are really small. I never had much trouble getting out of the house but then again I don't clean like mad. I just shove them in the stroller straight after the baby is fed and give the oldest a snack and drink and walk to the shops or put them in the car and go visiting straight after a feed or just take one with me. It's much easier to cope if you get out of the house.

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Michelle - posted on 08/30/2011

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Thanks! You gave me a chuckle. At least I know I am not alone in the feeling. Being in this new world makes you feel bad for having "bad thought".

Stifler's - posted on 08/30/2011

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You don't lol sometimes I feel lost and I've stayed home for like 2 years. Routine is good although gets boring and playgroup every week to give you something to do.

Michelle - posted on 08/30/2011

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My girls are 2yrs and my baby is 4 months. I agree getting out helps a lot but how do you get over the feeling of being lost?

Katherine - posted on 08/30/2011

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It's hard to transition into being a working mom and then being a SAHM. I know I need to work. I'm a single mom.
It does get better, you just have to adjust. How old are your children?

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