I love being at home with Violet and I did the same with Zoe till she was over a year old and she then went to play school. But lately I have been feeling lost.. lost at home, alone.
There are days where I feel like the whole world just goes on without me, like I am here at home with the baby and when my husband leaves for work in the morning I get forgotten. Forgotten about the whole day until they return expecting a happy mommy, clean house and cooked food.
Some days are frustrating, all day with the little one and no one to help for 5 minutes while I have coffee of go to the toilet, I know this is something that stay at home moms sometimes struggle with. It can be frustrating doing all day with a crying baby while juggling house work and possibly work too if you work from home.
Before I fell pregnant with Zoe I worked a nice 8-5 job, I was independent and earned my own money. I enjoyed working and socializing with others during the day at work and was happy with my life, I had always dreamed I would be a stay at home mom like my mom was with me so when it came time to have a baby that is what I did. I left my job and started my journey as a stay at home mom, I took on doing my husbands bookkeeping for his business because I could do it from home and so it has been for the last almost 5 years.
The thing is, before Violet was born I had developed a routine, I went for a jog every morning, went to our office and did our admin and got time to go to shops and just do stuff while Zoe was at school in the morning. When I fell pregnant with Violet I thought I was ready to be that stay at home mom again but it now turns out I am struggling to adapt to it.
My situation has not been ideal, I am stuck at home with baby all day and that is basically all I do. We do try go for walks and all but its not satisfying me, I feel like I want to get back into my routine and go jog or something. I know it is hard being a working mother and not getting to spend time with your children but stay at home moms do not have it entirely easy. Mostly all my friends work and with my hubby at work, then during the day its basically just me and baby and the house chores.
It is so easy to get stuck in the lonely at home and frustrated with baby routine. Most days I am feeling frustrated, depressed and lost. I find myself going crazy and simply seem to have lost my fire for life. It can get very overwhelming at times.
But in all the frustration and chaos there is still my beautiful baby Violet and I am just doing what needs to be done to give her the best up bringing I can.
I want to know from other stay at home moms, what do you do to relieve your frustration and have you come up with a routine or life hack that makes it easier?