Heather Lynn - posted on 04/16/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hi My name is Heather and I'm a single mommy to 3 boys ages 6, 1, and one month. Do not get me wrong I love my boys to death, they are my world, they are my everything. But sometimes I just get so overwhelmed. I feel like my day is constant whirlwind of diaper changes, feedings, washing bottles, making bottles, getting one down for a nap while the other just wakes up, washing dishes, doing laundry, etc. and wake up and repeat.. I feel like I'm spreading myself more thin than I knew was possible trying to make sure all three of their needs are met the moment they need them. And the times they all simultaneously need me how on earth do I prioritize who I devote my attention to first? I feel like I've lost myself right now. I feel if I tell anyone "Hey I'm having a bad day" or vent or just cry, I appear weak or as if I'm failing. And it's lonely. It's lonely to not have that partner to share the ups and down of your day with. When you're child does something amazing there's no one to share in that joy and when you just need a shoulder to cry on there's no one there for that either. Ultimately I guess my question is how do other single moms, and mom's with two under two, or multiple children deal and cope when they feel so overwhelmed? And does any one else feel the same as me sometime?