Feeling Down?

Tiffany - posted on 12/04/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I was just wondering if any other mothers that stay at home ever get the useless or let go feeling and what you do to fix that?

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Stefie - posted on 12/06/2009

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I think staying at home can be the hardest job because it is easy to get down and lonely. When I get a little sad I try to get my self up again by doing something to put me in control again. Sometimes this is getting back on a work out routine, cleaning out a closet or ignored area, finding new activities for me and my little girl, calling an old friend, or just making list and feeling in control. I have to admit that all of these things get started a few times a month. It is hard keeping up on everything when you are chasing a toddler. I make it a priority to get out of the house and spend time with other moms. It is a hard thankless job. But, know that you are not useless! Your family appreciates your sacrifice (even if they don't know it).

Kim - posted on 12/06/2009

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I have good days and bad days, but I remind myself of all the jobs I've had that I hated. Staying at home might get mundane but at least I don't have to deal with cranky customers or bosses. And there is always nap time to get things done or have some "me time". Best wishes!

Alyssa - posted on 12/06/2009

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Hello! I totally understand how you feel. Before I found my work at home business, I felt like I was just lonely and useless. Now, the girls that I work with, I talk to them on a daily basis so it's like I have some girlfriends that go through the same thing I do. Maybe you can find something to do from home or maybe find a play group to go to each week. Just so you can get some adult interaction! That will help a bunch I bet!!!

Hope this helps!
Alyssa M.
www. 4theLoveofMyFamily.com

Jamie - posted on 12/06/2009

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Absolutley!!! First how old is your child 0-4 play dates inside play structures we budgetted for it once a week it cost $4.00 for the child adult free when accompanied by a child (lol that's so cute), local community swimming class, also talk to Dr. make sure all your hormone levels are okay...

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Know that you are providing the best possible care for your children. I try to make ONE goal for each day. Some include: do all laundry, vaccum and mop, go grocery shopping. Not all goals have to be chores. They can be: go to the zoo, go to a program at the library, go to the mall (when the little one outgrows her clothes!). You can't expect to get too much done when taking care of little ones, but having a goal helps me feel like I am pulling my weight in the family. Also, when I get out of the house (even for grocery shopping) I put on all my makeup and wear something nice and that makes me feel fabulous!

Carol Jean - posted on 12/04/2009

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Totally, what i try to do is look for ideas to make things, make new recipes, make a dessert, go for a walk. Or just observe the little ones they always make me smile.

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