Does anyone else feel overwhelmed as a mother and feel like somedays that you have just lost your entire sense of self?

Anne - posted on 07/14/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




I am the mother of 3 daughters (ages 5 and 10 month old twin girls) and the stepmother of a VERY challenging 9 year old girl. There are days when I am so drained. I feel like I have lost my entire sense of self. My babies keep waking up every three hours still, my 5 year old is starting to test limits and develop this new personality and the 9 year old stepdaughter makes our home feel like hell. I feel as though there is no reprieve. There is NEVER a good day in our house. It's ALWAYS something. I love my kids but I literally cannot breathe somedays. My twins cry when I even so much as use the bathroom. If I walk by them to bring something in the other room they go nuts. I obviously cannot hold both of them all day. I looked in the mirror yesterday. I used to be so beautiful and always looked so put together. Now I just look run down. I don't have any time for ME anymore. Not even to so much as tweeze my eyebrows. I am so depressed at who I have become but I am so exhausted that I don't know what more I can do at this point.


Katherine - posted on 07/14/2011




I feel like that almost every single day. It's overwhelming being a mother. Maybe if you get out of the house with them it will take the pressure off. Join a moms group, you'd be surprised at how much this helps. Moms are so willing to help you. Plus, you know they would be magnetized to your twins. That way your 5 year old can run and play and you have a hand free.

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