Do any of you ever feel like you have lost yourselves? Do you ever feel like you let yourself go just so you can raise your kids? Most of the time all I ever feel like is a mom and a wife and a maid! How do you stay your own person too?Answer Question
Answer by DancerMomof2 at 1:25 PM on Jan. 8, 2009
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Answer by Mommy2Bx32008 at 2:24 PM on Jan. 8, 2009
I have had to think about this because I am now at home and not working. I have my Masters in my field of practice and I identified myself strongly, and still do, as a professional - just not working at the moment with a paid salary. Oh, I work now. But I am also happy to be my child's mom. I'm assuming we all are. It is okay to want to be more in addition to that. I have made peace by volunteering, working PRN in my field, and taking classes and workshops in my field as it fits into my new schedule. Which is not easy. Also I'm trying to make new friends - and I'm not the social type of person in general. I'm good with a good book. But I guess taking care of you and who you are makes us a better parent in the end. I hope. Only time will tell.
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