What do you other moms do when you are in a bad mood funk and are stuck at home with the kids.

Michelle - posted on 06/11/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )

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I am home all day with the kids. I can go around town and such but when I am in a bad mood and the kids are acting up I hate taking them for walks or to the park as it just makes things worse. What do you do to get out of the bad mood.

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Lady Heather - posted on 06/13/2011

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I usually schedule a family outing for later in the day or week to break things up. Like we were having one of those days so I called my husband said we were all going on a picnic for dinner. It gets us out of our rut and isn't so bad to deal with any problems if both of you are there. Just what works for me. I also have my mum night once a week where I just go read at the coffee shop.

√v^√v^√♥ - posted on 06/11/2011

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Me, I'm a nut job in that when I get stressed I clean. It helps me burn energy, but my boyfriend thinks it is unhealthy because I default to it automatically when I'm really angry.



Other than that, I pull out a stack of my favorite movies I know by heart that I can see parts of but don't have to watch the whole thing. Usually, Pride and Prejudice, 27 Dresses, Devil Wears Prada and then I'll sit around and try to focus on just being a girl. Eating munchies, taking old nail polish off (even if I don't have time to re-apply). Rub my feet with lotion...... Put lotion on period? Lol all the small things I don't think about much on a day to day basis that helps 'take care of me' all of a sudden.

Stifler's - posted on 06/12/2011

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Can you drive? Usually when I'm not recovering from a caesarean (GRRR) I take Logan for a drive or just cuddle and don't do any housework, or run a bath and let Logan play and soak.

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Ghada - posted on 06/14/2011

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spending all the time at home is so bad,u can do it take ur kids go out ,once after once u ll feel better,try it im sure u will over come ur bad mood.

Michelle - posted on 06/13/2011

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Thank you ladies, I know that everyone has a bad day and its nice to see how some of you deal with it. Being a stay at home is rewarding but bad days happen to everyone.

Gina - posted on 06/13/2011

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I make time for myself to workout! It keeps me sane and let's me feel good about myself, and it's good for my health and a good example for the kids.

Barbara - posted on 06/13/2011

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Honey when you put them to sleep take a bath put on your music drink a cup of coffee and pray. tell them no park no toys when the act up and mean it, say i love and now you need time out because mom is not in the mood,

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i usually keep a couple of his favorite videos and toys hidden away for days like that. i will also bring him to my mom's for a visit and so then she will mostly watch him for an hour and take some of the pressure of me

Melissa - posted on 06/13/2011

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your right. It is very hard to take care of ourselves with young children. We dont get the time with our husbands that we need. But me personally I just am a mother so I sacrifice everything for my kids. I figure theres time to sort myself out later :) Honestly it doesnt bother me I deal with it. Life goes on. When I am not breast feeding in another 6 months or so I intend to have some "me" time. Your a wonderful person for taking the time to talk to Michelle and myself. I for one appreciate it thankyou

Dale - posted on 06/13/2011

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Yes, Melissa, I read your post that stated, "I dont. I struggle". Which caused my response. We have to find ways of making time for ourselves and even though our children play a major role in our lives, we can't forget to take care of ourselves. Without Moms, what would the world do?

Melissa - posted on 06/13/2011

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I am a little different to the OP I just mean when I am in a bad mood it means my patience level is lower with my kids that is all which isnt great but Im only human :) I suppose I could say its usually just with my kids. I am guessing you were reffering to me Dale?

Dale - posted on 06/13/2011

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ok, I can see that you are possibly in one of those moods right now, but I want you to understand that you are important and you matter. In today's economy it is hard to make ends meet, but try getting a part time baby sitter. Make an allowance for a once a week person to come into your home while you do what ever it is that you want to do. When you feel down,, you have to push yourself forward. Keep moving, keep doing, and keep you in front of you. Say to yourself that at least once a week you are going window shopping/or just shop. You don't have to buy the whole store, just get out so you don't have to hear those little people. And try very hard to make new friends to socialize with. I have been away from work now almost 8 years and it is hard to have little people running around all the time and no adult conversation, but through it all, I find my moment at least once a week. I have a young teen (daughter) who keeps my little one for me. She even keeps my neighbor's children and she is enjoying her piggy bank savings.

Michelle - posted on 06/12/2011

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Most of the time that I do get to myself is when my youngest is napping which is not often and my oldest is at school. My hubby works shift work is is gone all day or night when working. I just get in a bad mood funk every once in a while and everything bugs me and makes is worse. Most of the time I can loose myself in a book but when the bad mood hits it seems nothing can get me out of it.

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Do you have a any time to your self during the week? If not, try asking your husband to give you 4 or 6 hours during a certain day each week where only he watches the kids?

Michelle - posted on 06/12/2011

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Thanks, most days are good its just the ones when you wake up and everything bugs you. I try to read but the kids just keep coming up to me to talk, I ask them for a bit of time but whats that right. I do try to t6ake them to the park we walk as its a way to relax more but that does not always work. During the summer there are very few mommy groups and such as we are from a very small town.

Elfrieda - posted on 06/11/2011

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I go visit my friend who has a daughter my son's age, so that they can play together and I can get a break. I know you said you don't want to go out, but it's not really "out", it's more a new location.

Or I call my husband and see if he can please please come home sooner than usual and take the boy so that I can go for a bike ride all by myself or take a nap.

Dale - posted on 06/11/2011

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You have to find what works for you. What makes you smile and what gives YOU a little sunshine on a dreary day. I have hobbies that I do such as sewing, love reading books, and I often send my little one outside or to her room while I cook (cooking is another hobby that I like). Remember that life is going to throw you lemons, it's up to you what you do with them and most of all...your children will not be little long, enjoy every day with them, one day at a time.

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