I am so thankful to find this forum. I have been a stay at home Mom for almost 9 years! I can't believe it 9 years, when I write it down I can finally see the number, it makes it more real. I am feeling burnt out, not happy with my life, not happy with my Husband, wishing my life was different. I am sure it is because I am just spread so thin, I never have any time for myself. It is always about everyone else, it just feels exhausting.

Debbie - posted on 03/19/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I want to feel better, but I am having trouble putting one foot in front of the other. It feels harder now that my kids are 3 1/2 and 8 then it did when my youngest was a baby. I have no time for myself, everything is a mess all of the time, I don't feel appreciated at all. My Husband always makes comments about having a REAL job, when we chose together for me to stay home for the betterment of our family. Where we live makes it impossible for me to back to work because we live too far away. My girls love their home, even though it is too small and impossible to keep clean because you can't put things away, there is no place to put them. This gets me down and lately I feel like I am giving up..... I really need support, I have nobody to help me. I need some idea's on how to put one foot in front of the other to get past this... Right now it seems like there is no end in sight...

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Nikki - posted on 03/19/2012

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Hi Debbie, I really feel for you. I have two kids age 13 and 5 and I too feel like the house is always a tip, there is not much storage and our house is on the small side. our kids love where we stay too as does my husband. I would like a bigger house but we rent from the council and it is really good rates. I can't work because of an illness I have,

One thing I did start was excercising at the local gym, gym fit, pilates aerobics, using the creche for my youngest. it really helps having some time to myself and boost my mood, which it sounds like yhou could with :) Also I made myself a rota for certain jobs on certain days, and try more to stick with it. I also make sure i have time for a coffee once a week with other mums. And i recently started weight watchers which gets me out and meeting people.



Also get the girls to start picking up after themselves even just a little.they are old enoughto get some jobs.i think???



Sounds like you need to sit down with your hubby and tell him how you are feeling. You DO have a full time job, mummy and wife!!!!



Good luck Nikki x



p.s this is how i plan to do things, it doesnt always work out this way lol, i have found myself in tears overwhelmed, bored, or lonley lol..... hopefully coming on here can help us eh? xx

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