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Why is it that I keep missing my not-mommy days, if I love so much being one???

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Asked by Laly777 at 6:00 PM on Jul. 4, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Because you're human.

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:21 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I love my son very much, but I miss the freedom I had when I didn't have him. I sometimes miss the freedom I had when I wasn't married, even though I'm happily married!

    Answer by tinamatt at 6:38 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I think its completely normal. Are you getting any time to yourself away from baby etc? If your not getting any "you" time that can make those feelings worse.

    Answer by Princess_s21 at 6:58 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • I miss my not mommy days too, where I got to go out and have a girl's night out with my friends. The only time I have ME time when my daughter is taking a nap or sleep for the rest of the night.

    Answer by TashaStar81 at 7:08 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • You just need to take more breaks away from being a mommy so that you can enjoy your children more when you are with them. It's normal to think the grass is greener on the other side sometimes. :)

    Answer by ChicaThis at 7:09 PM on Jul. 4, 2011

  • It's totally normal and I think every mom goes through a phase where they feel so depended on that it seems impossible to have alone time! Every now and again on a weekend my husband will take our little boy out with him for a little while grocery shopping or to the park or whatever, and give me a few minutes to myself. Unfortunately I usually just use that time cleaning, lol... but it's still nice not having to worry about a dirty diaper or snotty nose for a few minutes.

    Being a wife and mother are both full times jobs and overwhelming, so it's normal and healthy to want to turn the "mommy mode" off for a minute and just worry about you! Someone has to take care of the one who takes care of everyone else, lol!

    Answer by 1st_time_mom23 at 12:11 AM on Jul. 5, 2011

  • Maybe you need a little down time.

    Answer by Jerichos_Mommy at 11:43 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

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