I am a stay at home mom and always feel like I'm not doing anything with my life.

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Deborah - posted on 10/17/2013

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Raising a child is so important. You are a teacher. You are a nurse you are a cook you are a maid (not meant to sound demeaning in any way) .Do what you want /need to provide for your child. In the end as long as you are happy and your child has fond memories of their childhood should be all that matters.

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Helen - posted on 10/18/2013

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Many woman find that being a stay at home mom is not as easy or fulfilling as they thought it would be. I enjoyed every minute but my daughter needs the stimulation of working too. This means I get to spend time with my grandchildren which I love. For the children, it is a win/win situation; they have more family connection and a happier mother.

What makes it so hard these days is that many young moms are a long way from their families and so have little help. If this is the case with you, try to find friends in the neighbourhood to support each other.

It could be that a part time job would make a huge difference to the way you feel. Or doing some study or a course. An evening course at a community college might be fun and a way to feel more connected to the world of grown ups. Regular exercise will make a difference to the way you feel about yourself too.

Many stay at home moms become depressed that is not a good situation for either mom or child. If you feel depressed get help from a doctor.

Dr - posted on 10/18/2013

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You are doing good you are looking after your family remember that you are playing a big part being a mom and your family will be proud.

Krystal Nicole - posted on 10/17/2013

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I am the opposite of these post. Feel blessed that you are able to be a stay at home mom. I would give anything to be. I have had to work ever since my son was 6 weeks old and every moment I walk out that door to go to work I hate it but know I have to do it for my son. Just some opposite advice be thankful the opposite is not so shiny. But if needed join or Voulnteer at a non profit organization to help.

Waymansam - posted on 10/17/2013

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Thanks ladies that makes me feel better :) I am looking for other moms that can relate to what I'm going through. I'm a first time mama and could use some social interaction since I'm at home full time now.

Conquista - posted on 10/17/2013

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You are doing something. You are raising a child! Theres lots of things that u can do while being at home. u just have to find out what interests u that can keep u occupied when not busy with the baby

Waymansam - posted on 10/17/2013

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I am in the same boat! I am 29 years old and I am going to school full time but online since I had our first son 3 weeks ago and I don't know if it is because I am use to working full time and now I'm not or if I don't have a routine down yet but I feel like I'm not doing enough. Any advice mommies?

Isabel - posted on 10/17/2013

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i feel the same way too! im so lost! im 23 and i cant bear to be apart my son. yet on the same time, i want to finish school and start a career. :(

Gigi - posted on 10/16/2013

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Raising a child is doing something! And it's something very important!

I feel like this sometimes and I remind myself that I'm doing good for my children and will never regret this time spent with them.

Sonih - posted on 10/15/2013

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that is the feeling usually when do don't do other thing apart from house chores and taking care of the children. you might want to try some home based business or network marketing. email me: sonihfidic@gmail.com

Gretchen - posted on 10/14/2013

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I know how you feel bc I am the same way. You just have to remember you ARE doing something with your life. And not only yours. You are raising a child! :)

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