Does anyone get depressed over staying at home so much?

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Zenab - posted on 11/20/2012

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i get tired, and annoyed and depressed, then i get all sad that i only have one baby and sometimes she becomes annoying to me. All in days work, i try to work out everyday, take out some time for myself. As we r expatriates living in Saudi Arabia, i cant go out alone, so i hound my hubby as soon as he comes back....thank God for my husband :D

Lisa - posted on 11/20/2012

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No, I don't. My previous job was in shipping, stressful and alot of heavy lifting! I LOVE not having to go to work. Oh plus I had to commute 3 plus hours per day!



I live in Edmonton, Canada and our libraries run really wonderful programs. I take my daughter to mum and baby/toddler programs on mondays and fridays, I take her out for walks, the mall, swimming, now that there is snow on the ground we play in the backyard and make snowmen. She is also good at entertaining herself for a little while with Dora in her room so that I can have a cup of Tea and watch a movie or show that I missed. My husband is also great. If I want to go out by myself to the mall or whatever he doesn't mind but I always give him notice, I don't just wait for him to get home and then leave :) ... although I could he just needs 20 mins after work to unwind!

Megan Karrle - posted on 11/20/2012

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It does get frustrating staying home all the time. My car quit running the day I went in to be induced (dr recommended induction as my daughter was 10 days late at that point), that was 8 months ago. We have had it worked on and have one thing, that we know of, that needs to be replaced but we can't afford it and it's almost not worth it. Aside from that, it rains quite a bit where we live and we moved here only a month before I had my daughter so I don't really know anyone. I've noticed that I get very excited when I get to take my husband's car and go to the store. My husband always asks if we're all going or if just him or I am going and he knows that at least once a week I'm going alone and that I will most likely be gone for a minimum of one hour. My daughter and I also go for a walk on days it's not pouring and I stop and talk to various people along the way if I can because even a mundane how's the weather conversation is a nice respite from the all day baby chatter. I very much want to move back to California and be near our families again - I've never missed them all so much in my life! Not to mention, we could simply go out and play more often without worrying about the rain and gray skies. Also, you can constantly move your furniture around to break up looking at the same space all day.

Bethany - posted on 11/19/2012

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I don't do paid work outside of the home, but I certainly don't stay at home. I have a car, and we're out everyday, doing something, usually of a morning. and rest and play in the afternoon. I think I was actually depressed, and so did get out, to shops, library, park, anywhere, each day, and that really helped through the first few years. Now we're out every day too, but like to stay home when given the chance for a rest and catch up on bits and pieces of random housy stuff that doesn't need doing every day. I have a nearly-4 year old, and will have a newborn in 2 weeks.

Lyn - posted on 11/19/2012

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Sometimes that's why i decide to babysit for me to have extra income and I love kids but I only have 2 both boys and they are all grown ups so most of the time they're all in school. Now I'm babysitting a 5 yr old boy also :) he's been with me since birth and now he's schooling too. I love him I think im his 2nd mom :)

Jennifer - posted on 11/12/2012

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Sometimes I feel like the really low points in my day help me to see just how wonderful the rest can be. My partner works full time and then some so I am here alone most of the time. I have learned that you have to try and take the good with the bad. It helps alot when my little girl looks at me and smiles. Remember to them we are super heros. :D

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i do and plus my husband is deoployed so i decided i'm going back to finish school in the spring

User - posted on 11/07/2012

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I dont get depressed but I get very tired and agitated and sometimes in ruts. Just doing the same thing over and over again gets annoying! We live out in the country so we dont go into town as often as I like, but we do hav a big yard which is nice in the summer to play in. I try to find different things to do but I always end up cleaning something. lol My son likes to play in repetition , I get bored of course but I keep goin for him. We do different activities and stuff but just being inside all ay expecially when its cold out, I go nuts! Our budget is tight so I dont go out with friends or on dates as I should so its also something to hold me inside. After a while I get used to it then my cycle statrs over again. I think its would really help any SAHM to just get breaks every now and then away from the kids!

Rebecca - posted on 11/07/2012

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Oh my, so you are unable to leave the house at all? If so, I would recommend trying to find ways to raise your spirits a bit while at home. For example, I do simple arm weight lifts, a 20 minutes yoga DVD during naptime, and scrapbooking our precious family photos.



Good luck, and remember what a hard job you have. I get depressed also, but then I remember the positives. sometimes it takes some work just to do that!

User - posted on 11/03/2012

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YES! I'm constantly looking for reasons to need to leave the house. At least I was before we brought baby #2 home. Now I want to leave, but know its going to be too much work. I love being at home with my babies, but I hate not having any friends or other moms to talk to. When I first started staying at home I had a friend that did too and I enjoyed it. Now.. Not so much.

Kassie Lynn - posted on 11/03/2012

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I wish I could work but I cannot. Because of my health issues. I am home 24/7 except when we go to church or grocery shoppin and when the kids need some things. But most of the time Im here with our toddler. While everyone else goes to work and school. I really need some help.

Rebecca - posted on 11/03/2012

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yea I do and then my husband lets me go out with the few friends I have left for an evening. I just keep remembering that if it wasnt for me my house would fall apart and I would be crazy crabby when I would get home from work cus I was the only one that cleans and does all the stuff around here and that was more depressing to me then the depressing side of being home all the time.

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