I don't know why but today I'm questioning myself as a mother, I've never really experienced this and I am hating it. I feel hard on myself like, why can't I do it all? Why can't I have a great meal made every night and why can't I have more one on one time with my 1 and 3 year old even though I'm a sahm. I feel like I"m always making food or cleaning up something even though I do the bare minimum to get by. I feel bad that my 3 year old doesn't have any friends to play with because we're new to our area and she is not going to be in preschool this year. I worry if I'm getting them out enough to do new things. They are such wonderful loving kids yet have this totally nagging feeling of should I do anything different? My husband works long hours, I have no family nearby to help babysit ever... I'm just worrying my kids are with me 99% of the time, do they need more? I've never questioned this till today. Anyone feel this ever?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 5:10 PM on Sep. 16, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by elizabr at 5:17 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 5:36 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
I think it is pretty normal to question ourselves and our abilities sometimes....been there. I tend to get stuck in the idea that I should have a wonderfully clean home and a great nutritious meal on the table on the table every night while being 100% patient and understanding with my kids and partner. HMMMM not going to happen...sometimes my unrealistic expectations are really hard to live with not living up to. But in talking to other mom's I begin to realize that I am being too hard on myself and not realistic.
Sounds like you need other mom's to talk to...any Mom's groups in your area?
Answer by bookworm23 at 6:54 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by cardinal58 at 8:04 PM on Sep. 16, 2010
Answer by Carol936 at 8:06 AM on Sep. 17, 2010
Answer by salexander at 1:35 PM on Sep. 17, 2010