Dragon - posted on 11/21/2015 ( no moms have responded yet )
I mean, yeah we're all a little crazy, but how do we keep from getting "my own personal straight jacket" crazy. I'm 25 and I've been a purely stay at home mom for about 4 months now, caring for my four young children, my three step children, 3yrs and 2yrs old, and my 3 month old daughter. Two of my children are also twins with special needs. I love my kids to death, I chose to stay home not because I couldn't find a babysitter full time but because I WANT to do this. But in the midst of 24/7 screaming and poop and hardly an adult conversation, or even one where someone physically can answer you, am I the only one that feels almost dehumanized?? Being "mommy" is the most important thing to me but mommy kinda feels like a short-circuiting robot at this point. How do you guys still feel like yourself at the end of the day? And how do you get over the frustrations, anxiety, and loneliness enough to be able to enjoy your time with your kids that your lucky enough to get so much of? Help me find some balance in my life!!!