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This Goes To All Stay-At-Home Moms Out There: You Are Not Alone

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Stay At Home Moms depression

This goes to you: The stay-at-home mom who sometimes feels lonely although she is never alone. The mom who sometimes wants to run away from the people that she can’t imagine living without. The mom who gives everything to her children and husband and who does everything in her power to make her family happy although she sometimes feels like this is slowly killing her.

Yes, you are a stay-at-home mom and you’re grateful that you stay home and take good care of and raise your kids, but you don’t want this to be all you become.

You don’t want to live your life struggling with frustrations which result from the emotional challenges of caring for children full time.

I know you feel like no one understands you. No one understands that being a stay-at-home mom is just as much a job as any other job, except for the fact that you don’t “leave work” at 5 p.m. every day. This is a non-stop job.

 Stay-At-Home Moms

No one understands why you are exhausted. No one understands why you easily get irritated by small, unimportant things and problems. No one understands why you sometimes feel like you’re losing your sense of self. No one realizes that being a stay-at-home mom was not what you dreamed of when you were a little girl.

No one realizes that you live a silent life even with all the children-shouting going on around you. No one realizes that you sometimes struggle with feelings of loneliness although you’re never alone. No one realizes that you’ve spent many nights crying on the kitchen floor because your day was too tiring and overwhelming.

No one understands why your house is still in a mess after you have been home all day long. No one understands why you often compare yourself to other parents. No one understands how awful you feel when someone says to you that being a stay-at-home mom is not a “real” job or that it’s great sitting at home all day. No one understands why you sometimes feel like a failure.

No one bothers to realize that you, too, had a career at one point in your life. You, too, went to work and contributed to your family finances. You, too, felt important.

But, you know what? You still are! You are still important!

Why?

Because you take care of your toddlers and spouse. You fight for their happiness. You do your best to make them feel protected and safe. You teach them what genuine, pure, selfless love is. You teach them how to love others wholeheartedly and unconditionally. You teach them how to treat others with compassion, respect, and dignity.

You teach them that family always comes first. You teach them that having a family is life’s greatest blessing.