Any Moms out there looking for their meaning in life?

United States
January 6, 2007 6:42pm CST
I'm a dedicated mom of 2 kids under 4 years old. I always wanted to be a stay at home mom - well, maybe that's not 100% true. I always wanted kids. We waited 8 years to have our first, all planned and pretty. 2 years before we got pregnant, I thought for sure I would be a working mom. So the time came, and to our shock and amazement, my husband got the "job". The job where I wouldn't have to work, and I could stay home and be a MOM! We were thrilled. So now, it's 4 years later, we have 2 beautiful kids, ages 4 and 2. I'm the stay-at-home mom I never thought I could be, and I'm feeling like everyday I'm losing myself more and more. My husband asks, "What do you want to do? What do you need to do? What do you feel like doing?" My answer is always, "I don't know." I don't know if I ever knew the answers to these questions even before I had kids. I feel like I'm on hold. Everyone is always saying to take time for myself - and I know I need to do this - and really mean it. (I'm considering time for myself now - grocery shopping without the kids.) Anyone else out there struggling with this? What are some daily things you do for yourself - I'm in such a rut right now - I need some inspiration!!!!!!!
2 responses
@vijethk (105)
• India
7 Jan 07
be with your kids.. coz its your duty.. which u cant fly off.. n kids need your love n afficianate
@nzinky (822)
• United States
7 Jan 07
You feel right now your job isn't very important but let me tell you being a stay at home mom is one of the most important jobs in the world......Chrildren who have mom's that stay at home isn't as apt to be in trouble with the law or do things they aren't suppost to when they know Mom is there to look over their shoulder.........I think your doing the most important job in the get yourself out of the rut your in and know you are one of the most important people in the world.....