It’s definitely easy to feel the stress when you’re a mom! Right from the beginning, before you even go through the agonising pain that is labour, you feel the stress. It’s just knowing that not only do you have your own life and your partners life to try and keep in balance, you have a whole new human to protect. That feeling doesn’t go away, even when you’re old and grey and they have their own families to care for, that stress will still but there. But is there anything better than being a mommy? We think not. Some of you would have taken to it like a duck to water, and for some it might have taken you a little while to get used to the whole parenting thing. But now you’re in the swing of things, and hopefully enjoying motherhood for the majority of it, we want to try and take some stress away. If there’s one thing that can get in the way of any enjoyment as a mother, it’s the stress that comes with it. So keep on reading, and let us help melt some of it away for you!
When It Gets Too Much
It’s easy for everything to get on top of you. As a mom, you have more than just one job. You have the job that you have to go in the office for, you’re the maid round the home, you’re the cook during meal times, and you’re just the general protector of the family. All of this can easily get on top of you, leading to stress like you wouldn’t believe. If you feel like it’s getting to the point where you can’t cope with what life is throwing at you, then you’re not alone. There’s a whole community of moms using websites such as Supportiv to get all of the help and guidance that they need through stressful times. So don’t feel like you have to open up to the people around you, you could keep it all anonymous, and find the help you need on the internet!
Stop Taking all the Load
This is something that moms all over the world need to hear loud and clear. We really think that elements of parenting are old fashioned still, with the dads taking a back seat with all of the nitty-gritty sides of things, and the moms take on all of the serious side of parenting. If this sounds like the routine you’ve settled into, then it’s time for things to change. Parenting should definitely both equal, with both of you taking on the load. All you have to do is ask, and if your partner doesn’t help, then it’s time to get serious talking!
Focus More On Family Fun
Another important thing that you all need to do. Some of you will feel like all you’re ever doing is focusing on the serious side of parenting, and not getting out and doing some family fun. So every weekend, plan one thing to do. You don’t have to spend a ton of money, and you don’t have to feel pressured for it to be something incredible. Simply getting out of the house and having fun as a family is all you need to do!