Do you ever feel overwhelmed?

Vernita - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Do you feel like you never have time for yourself. A moms day is never over. The only time I get a break is when the children are sleeping but by that time I am sleepy as well.

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Eileen - posted on 05/22/2009

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Girl, sometimes I think I'm lossing my mind. I feel as though I have lost myself. I'm trying to get myself back again and thanks to my husband, I force myself to take time when he gets home. Moms are amazing people and we can do anything

Tiffany - posted on 05/21/2009

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all the time! i snap at my hubby over little stuff frequently, and i get so frustrated that the house is not clean, dishes, laundry, I am out of diapers AGAIN, ext.. and will hubby lift a finger... uh no! at least he cuts the grass...

Christina - posted on 05/21/2009

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God yes! I have a *very* spirited three year old who would overwhelm me just on her own. Then add her brother, the dog, my husband, a job. . . sometimes I just have to cry. Finding out how much "down time" I needed was important for me. The couple of hours you get here and there when they are sleeping wasn't cutting it for me. I was short tempered and found myself shouting a lot. Now that I let them stay a couple of extra hours at the sitters after I get off work (I am lucky to get off mid-day) I am a much calmer person. I didn't do it for the longest time b/c I felt guilty about spending less time with them, but I finally realized that spending time with them was probably doing more harm than good in my current state!! You always hear the cliche that "mom's have to take care of themselves too" but I guess I just didn't think it applied to me.

User - posted on 05/21/2009

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Do i ever feel overwhelmed... between my 13month old, work, home, and just me (single mom) overwhelmed is not a word... but just a smile or a hug or a laugh from my lil man takes it all way... be patient

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Oh heck yes! I don't know how I was assigned the responsibilities of waking our son up, getting him dressed, making sure permission forms are signed, feeding him breakfast, finding shoes, doing laundry, preparing dinner, cleaning bottles and sippy cups, on and on and on and on. My husband, thankfully, at least drops him off at daycare every morning because I'm usually flustered and scrambling around before I leave the house! But then my son will give me a hug before I leave and all is right with the world again.

Anamari - posted on 05/21/2009

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I feel overwhelmed all the time. I feel like I have no rest time, or alone time and when my son is sleeping, its the only time I have to clean and put things back in order! I try to look at it as a virtue, not a strain and I try to tell myself how amazing the inner strength us women have to do this over and over day after day. I thank God for it, but, I could a day off!

Shannon - posted on 05/21/2009

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I am with you on this. We are Mothers 24/7 unless our wonderful husbands take over and give us a little needed break. I do love my role but sometimes I miss work (crazy hey) at least there we had break time, lunch time and the drive home to relax a little. Most days I definitely wouldn't give being a stay at home mom up but the days where I swear there is a full moon I am ready to pull out the want ads.

I am very thankful for my children and that helps me make it through those really rough days. I wouldn't get the kind of rewards my children bring to me anywhere else. I love my bear hugs!

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