Unhappy Moms

I had too much to do but I was sucked in spending more time than I had to spare reading a blog I stumbled upon. It was a very popular blog with an unbelievable number of followers. The more I read the sadder I became, reading countless comments as well as multiple blog posts.

The blogs were about the challenges of being a mom, but the sadness came from hearing about the unhappiness of so many moms as they complained (and that is putting it in a nice way) about their kids and their husbands.

Maybe I need to pop my head out of my bubble, because I had no idea that moms felt as strongly as the posts and comments I read. Yes, being a mom is tough, real tough, and sure, I’ve had days that all I could think about was that Calgon commercial years back with the tagline “Calgon take me away.”

But the honest truth, I love being a mom. I loved when my kids woke up in the morning, I liked picking them up from school, and I didn’t spend most days angry at my family and my husband. I am crazy about the man…but that would be another blog post!

Come on, can anybody out there relate to me? Please someone tell me I am not living in my own fantasy world.

The more I read, all I could think about was, “This is why the divorce rate is so high and this is why we have so many estranged families.”

Yes, being a parent is the hardest job anyone can do. And, yes, I have wept over difficult parenting circumstances. And, yes, I have messed up way beyond my quota, but I wouldn’t trade my family for all the wealth in the world. I’d rather focus on my blessings.

Be sure to read next week’s blog as we discuss how to be content as a stay-at-home mom.

4 thoughts on “Unhappy Moms

  1. Lu, you are not living in a “fantasy world”. I totally agree with you! I was a stay at home mom until my kids were in elementary school, and I loved it, loved it! We had a lot of fun together. In fact, I actually became too much like the kids, and I had to learn to act a little more “mature” in social settings. LOL However, I think i know why some don’t agree. It reminds me of those who volunteer…the ones who volunteer with the children EVERY weekend….love it. The kids get to know them, and they come up and hug them and open up to them. The kids will tell the volunteer all about their day (or week). The volunteers who only come every other weekend or so…..well to them….volunteering is a “duty” or “draining”. When a mom is spending 9 or 10 hours a day focused on her job that’s outside the home….that becomes her “life” or “delight”. Her children can seem to be just a “duty” or “draining”.

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