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  1. Such good advice!
    I’m so glad I found my “person” who is a fellow mom and we can vent about how our kids make us INSANE. Love them to death, but man do I love a break from them too ?

  2. I don’t have any kids yet but I can imagine I’ll feel similarly when it happens. I remember my aunt making a big deal of me dressing my cousin “out of order” and yelling “she don’t know nothin about babies”… Sigh. Correct but I still felt slightly shameful. Glad to know you’re feeling better.

  3. Shelly

    “No one told me you could teach them to be respectful, but they will still be disrespectful at some point.” Yes to this! I can’t tell you how many times we teach them one way and they go out and act like wild animals!

  4. I don’t have children but i do think as a mom it is ok to have certain feelings about your children because before you were a mom you were yourself! As a parenting instructor i would often as my parents and the first thing they would say is a mother or father. I would reply i know that but who are you. This was a difficult question for them to answer because they are always in parent mode often forgetting about the,selves in the process.

  5. Antoinette

    I love this post. It’s important to know that we have support as moms. It can be challenging, mostly because we are so hard on ourselves.

  6. Thanks for this!! I don’t know what I would do with out my mom friends to laugh, cry and complain too!!! That support is invaluable and keeps me sane and grounded. The truth is we aren’t perfect, but sometimes its hard to extend grace to ourselves with all of the “perfect” mom personas thrown at us my the media!!!

  7. Yes! Motherhood definitely isn’t one size fits all, and it’s easy to judge when “our way” seems to work but, everyone has to figure out what works best for them! Great post!

  8. Sometimes I feel that way too why wont you stop crying? why are you doing that again after I told you not too! makes me greatful for my mommy group! we’re all in this together!

  9. I’m not a mom, but this will help me in understanding what moms may go through. Especially those who are single parents.Support is definitely needed.

  10. I definitely remember the feeling of being alone when I had my first baby. I felt less alone when I had my second one. But with having more kids, I’ve also needed to take time away from them and just be a woman and maybe even pretend I don’t have kids for a few hours while I go shopping or to lunch with my friends. 😉

  11. Great article and great advice. You always need a mom friend or two or three because they know what you are going through when most people don’t.

  12. Hello you had me in when you said we are not alone. That we can ask for help. I agree you can read but nothing prepares you for the things that can happen or do happen. Then you said we are not a bad mum. Thank you for that. I do sit in the car sometimes before I go inside to face whatever has happened or is happening inside the house. There is always something and it is like the car is a breather. It gives me space for a small time. Then I take a breath and open the car door and go inside and face my children. Oh I love them but as I said there is always something…
    Thank you for sharing this. It touched me today.

  13. thank you for this post. I am a dad and i do spend quite a lot of time with my kids mainly because I work from home and to be honest. YES!! i do hide a lot of times behind my office door with not do not disturb sign.

    well at least now i have a bit more of an understanding what mum goes through, when i am in my own world.

  14. Parenting is the most interesting journey any adult could ever undertake, One that no book will ever get you ready for..and I love it! I went through days wondering what the heck I was doing, but somehow with the lil bundle with me I never felt alone. In fact felt more alone while pregnant but not after.
    Thanks for sharing yours MomJonz 🙂

  15. Excellent post! Thanks for sharing your story. I can relate from many years ago when I was a stay at home mom with my 4 children, including homeschooling them.

    Now my daughter is a stay at home mom, with 2 girls (ages 4 and 2 ) and a third on the way in December! I’m sharing your post, because I know she can relate (she actually just published a post herself on isolation!) I’m going to put her blog link in the website field with this post, in case you would like to check out her blog.

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