I’ve read so many times that being a stay-at-home mom can have you feeling like the loneliest person in the world, yet it’s satisfying to know you are blessed to be able to stay home and hold down the house. Some struggle with the isolation from others, from your spouse when they have to work, from your family that’s busy, from your friends that have to work and take care of the house after…from multiple things. Finding the balance in your mind first can be a challenge.
I had a guest mom who wrote Managing The Loneliness of Being A SAHM her story on how she was lonely and the ways she channeled it. Its always refreshing to see and hear of other moms that have similar moments you may be having. You don’t feel like an alien or an outsider out of touch with society so much, because some times just being home while your spouse goes to work and network and socialize can have you feeling like you are a loser with nothing to do. It’s sad, it’s not true, but your feelings and emotions can have you feeling that way.
Trying to look at the positive when feeling alone and isolated will help elevate these emotions. It’s a task…and one that may take time, but with determination to keep going and be the best version of you, it can happen. I read from another mom blog that taking the first step in to not feel isolated is necessary, even if it takes time. There might be struggles, confusion and questions, but there is a village of other mothers out there trying to figure it out to.
I know that sometimes even when our son is at school or sleep, my husband is working, at meetings or networking, I might feel lonely and isolated and maybe a loner, but I’m truly not alone in my feelings as a stay-at-home mom. It’s ok to go through the motions as long as you know you are truly never alone, and even when you know you are truly blessed in the position you are to be able to stay home and hold down the house, it’s ok to feel the way you feel.
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Love this!! Wonderful read and I even joined the PEANUT app to meet other moms in my area. I can’t believe I didn’t find this sooner!
Good for you for all that you do- I truly wish both types of moms (SAHM and work-outside-the-home moms) were equally appreciated and valued. I know how hard it would a SAHM, it’s not something all mothers could do (certainly not me) so I definitely respect you for your sacrifices and challenges! 💓