Feeling Overwhelmed Sometimes.....

Sarah - posted on 04/14/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Well this is more or less just to vant a little and find out if there are any other moms who feel like this sometimes...
I have been home with my kids since they were born, they are 4 and 2 years. Last year i also had a daycare for a year and now i am just home with my kids again. Lately i am realizing that i don't have as much patience as i did before. I feel tired and fustrated alot. It almost seems like it is starting to get to me....not the fact of being a mom, of course not. I love my kids with all my heart but its just sometimes i feel like i dont even have time to breath. My 4 years old i think is borderline ADHD, i cannot be sure because he has not been tested. And my 2 year old is extremely active also. I am constantly doing activities and crafts with them, playing outdoors, etc. When i go places they usually always come with me. I love doing this with them but i geuss sometimes i just feel a little overwhelmed because it seems like they don't know how to ammuse themselves. It seems like i can't even look at a newspaper clipping without hearing MOMMY!...MOMMY!!..And if they don't have my 100% attention they get into badness just to get my attention, Climbing things that are dangerous, getting into things they know they can;t touch. So i have to stop whatever i am doing. It's impossible to try to call someone because i can't listen to anything the other person is saying. And then when i do get upset and tell them to amuse themselves i feel guilty and i feel like i am being a bad mom. Are there any other parents who feel like this??...

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Sarah - posted on 04/14/2011

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thank you ladies...it's nice to know i'm not the only one who feels like this. I think if i had a little time to myself even if it is only an hour during the day i would feel better. I just need to stop feeling guilty about wanting a little mommy time. Thank you ladies..:))

Mayra - posted on 04/14/2011

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Hi,i know how you feel and what you mean.I am on the same boat I have a 4 year old that i love with all my heart but can be terrible at times and makes me yell.she can be very loving and happy little girl but she demands alot of my attention,if i go out she also has to come with me practicall everywhere i go.on top of that i live with the inlaws and its really frustrating, and overwhelming i get depressed at times because i just lost my job and its very hard to find one to move out of here.you are not alone

Louise - posted on 04/14/2011

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You are not alone I can tell you that all mums feel like this at some point. You have to factor in some you time into your day. My time is bath time my husband always bathes our daughter giving me time to read the paper and have a cup of tea. Just 20 minutes to myself to do what I want with. I think I would go around the twist if I did not have this time because children are demanding and at the end of the day I feel drained.

Don't feel guilty you are a good mum if you are playing with your children during the day. You can't keep that up forever they need to learn to amuse themselves and not have there day filled completly with organised events. Try and get that chill out time it will help.

Chairettie - posted on 04/14/2011

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I have 9mth old twins and right - with a traveling husband and right now all three of us are sick :o( I guess we are all bound to be over whelmed and frustrated from time to time. It sounds like you need a mommy break!!!

Shannon - posted on 04/14/2011

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Its very easy to get overwhelmed especially being a SAHM, It WILL get better i promise, my children are now 15,12, 6 and 4. I babysit 3 days a week now that my children have gotten to the "easy" ages, there are still days when i feel like my 4 yr old needs caged just so that i can have a moment of peace, and i have noticed that the days i feel overwhelmed are on the days before i have something important coming up, i.e: a family dinner, a holiday, a birthday... when i am expecting too much from myself, trying to spread myself a little thin by adding hours of cooking or baking to an already jammed schedule. Just relax, take a deep breath and remember that these moments with your children will never happen again.... they are only young once.

Ashleigh Jade - posted on 04/14/2011

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Yes! Im a young sahm of 3 under 5 so i also feel like most days i cant even go to the toilet bymyself!

Never feel guilty or feel like a bad mother fir wanting just 5minutes of peace! You deserve it!

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