Where do you even start when looking for a good counselor?
Growing up, I never did counseling nor knew anyone I did.
When I thought psychiatrist, Kelsey Grammar came to mind.
Seriously. Tossed salads and scrambled eggs.
Postpartum depression sneaks up on you and strangles your grip on the present. Instead of feeling excited for the future, you’re overwhelmed by dread… counting down the minutes until your baby moves out. At least, that’s how it was for me.
I’m telling this story in parts since it’s pretty long. If you feel like you’re struggling, I hope it makes you feel less alone and nudges you towards getting help.
Have you ever had this dream?
You’re around the campfire with your family. It’s 8PM, the night is clear with little pinpoints of white.
You are skewering marshmallows on sticks and roasting them to that perfect gooey brown.
As everyone nibbles on their s’mores… you pull out your guitar and start singing.
At the beginning of the summer, we have this ideal view of what time with our kids will look like. We imagine them engaged in fun activities, happy and us as moms enjoying ourselves. What happens is slightly less perfect. Here’s what mom life really looks like.
When you’re a mom who works outside of the home, you have two full-time jobs. Not only are you expected to accomplish all of the things you need to keep your home and family running smoothly, but you also need to perform your best at a job that may or may not be empathetic to your dual roles.
Time management is always an issue.
There’s no doubt that finding a balance can seem overwhelming – if not impossible. But with a little effort, you can find small pockets of wasted time and use them to maximize your efficiency leaving you with significantly less stress and more time to enjoy your family.