Liz - posted on 05/12/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My husband wants me to go back to work because I am not doing anything by staying home. I am not perfect but am I in denial of my real role as a stay home mom to a 16 month old and 3 1/2 yr old girls?
Scenario: I was diagnosed with severe Postpartum depression and ADD after the birth of our 3 yr old. Which has started this struggle for me. I went back to work after the 3 months. Then decided it was best for me to be home and raise our child than daycare. Then we had our other daughter Jan 2011. It has exacerbated my 'issues' making us fight all the time! Oh, he also works out of our home office.
I have trouble waking up in the morning, just so tired. Everyone (including hubby) gets breakfast, lunch and dinner that I make, very rare we eat out or get take out, too much money. I do all the grocery shopping, clipping coupons and trying to get the best deals. I wash all the clothes, etc. a lot of time they get folded but just stay in the baskets and picked thru until its laundry again. The dishes and kitchen will sometimes go a day, maybe two with out getting done. But they always have clean bottles and cups to use! I have trouble keeping up with the pick up of all the little things. toys especially. It seems there is always a mess somewhere and I can't keep up or catch up. I try to do fun things with them so we are not in the house all day but money makes this difficult and that time spent out obviously takes away house cleaning time. Im just upset that he sees me as a bad mom. not sure what to do or how to manage it all, any help or suggestions??