what do u do when u feel like running away from it all


Brandi - posted on 04/17/2010




I agree with Laura about Laughing. It always seems to help (at least a little). My husband lost his job yesterday and I'm a stay at home mom, so we are both a little stressed out to say the least. BUT we still try to make jokes and keep a positive attitude (for our kids if nothing else). Things will work themselves out. they always do. And we have been in similar situations before and we always pull thru. Take a deep breath and hang in there. One of my favorite things I ever heard was this: It will all be ok in the end. If it isn't ok, it isn't the end. :-) It helps me to see that any moment we are in is just that. . . a moment. And each moment is barely a blip on the radar in the grand scheme of life, so this time right now, though difficult will be over soon and will have made us stronger, more determined people (as a family and as individuals). I think if you make the hard times make you closer and more tight knit as a family, you will be able to endure anything.


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Bethany - posted on 04/18/2010




Dress the kid up completely gorgeously. put on a bit of blush, and get out and go to the shops. Take some coins for a coffee. Just wander about in a place that someone else has cleaned, and sip a coffee that someone else has made and someone else will clean up. Or, for free, go to the library or the park. Just get out of the house when those walls start closing in.

Bugger the housework and make a cake or some muffins. Just diddle about with the kid all day. Do some colouring in. Sometimes I just need to change things around a bit, and not do anything productive at all, all day. It's very refreshing.

Catherine - posted on 04/17/2010




I agree with Kelina! I usually feel better when I scream in my pillow or here's something i've been doing lately lol i go outside and when no one is looking i stomp the ground as hard as i can for as long it takes for me to feel better!! lol usually for at least a good 5 minutes! Yes, it's our version of a tantrum but we have to do it to feel better!! And laughing works too!

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first, dont feel bad for feeling this way lol.. its not bad or uncommon.. try to have a good routine everyday.. kids usually behave easier when they're in a good routine.. second, you need to make sure you get breaks here and there.. need a good support system, if hubby isnt diong enough, tell him..find a reliable helper or sitter to take some me time.. pray girl!

Kelina - posted on 04/17/2010




Cry, scream into a pillow,. throw a right little tantrum while our kids are sleeping, then get up and say, that feels better! And go on with our lives. WE are mothers, we keep on doing what we have to do, even when we don't want to cause men can't, and when it gets to be waaaaaaay too much and temper tantrums don't work anymore, we ask for help! When we get stuck between a rock and a hard place, sometimes we gotta step off the beaten path and it sucks. Be strong!

Amanda - posted on 04/17/2010




dear i just think dont worry your body should tell you if your to "old", if you go to full term and all goes well there shouldn't be any trouble but i would think that the doctor would want to do regular check ups any way, but good luck

Nina - posted on 04/17/2010




Dwell on the positives in your life.. don't sweat the little things...And don't be afraid or too proud to ask for help!

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