Have you ever wondered about the secrets that other moms were keeping? Thought, does this mom really have it as together as it seems? Questioned whether or not the way this mom acts in public is really the way she acts in the privacy of her own home? I know I have!
Recently Parenting.com and Today.com released the results of their 26,000 mom strong survey revealing the hidden secrets that moms kept. What moms were most unwilling to let others know about them and their parenting. The number one secret that moms shared surprised me. It was the secret of feeling “overwhelmed.”
Don’t get me wrong, I feel overwhelmed MANY days. More often than not in fact. Parenting is hard work and sometimes I feel accomplished just to have survived the day! What surprised me about the results was that moms in this survey believed that feeling overwhelmed needed to be kept a secret. To appear perfectly together and accomplished on the outside, but be completely falling apart on the inside.
Moms who feel like it’s all too much don’t have to carry that burden alone. It’s not healthy for the mom, the kids, or the family to keep it a secret. If you struggle with feeling overwhelmed the best thing you can do to help yourself is to tell someone. Share your feelings with your husband, a friend, or a family member. Ask for help if you need it. And remember that you are not alone. More moms than you realize feel exactly like you do, me included. It’s okay to feel overwhelmed as a mom, join the club!
To learn more, check out my Tips For Reducing Parenting Stress.