I am Tired

Photo by littleseed.us (this is not me)
Photo by littleseed.us
(this is not me)

I am tired.

Not just physically tired, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually as well. I read tons of blogs and hear tons of moms talk about how wonderful it is being a stay at home mom. That nothing could possibly make them happier and that they are satisfied beyond belief at the ‘blessing’ of being a stay at home mom. In the beginning I was right there with them. I loved not working and getting to stay at home with my baby. I loved having the freedom to go where ever we wanted and walk around town during the day and going to mommy and me play dates. It was great.


Now, four and a half years and another child later, I am over it. Not over being a mom but over that “new mom glow”. I do not go to bed feeling content with my life. I do not feel satisfied doing the constant mundane tasks everyday that are never completed.


I just don’t. I realize that I might get called a horrible mom by some for admitting this. But this is how I feel. I think that I am not cut out to be a full time stay at home mom. Society tells us that we, as women, should either have a full time career or be a stay at home mom with our entire world revolving around our family. Yes I am a wife. Yes I am a mom. But I am also something else. I am an individual with interests and needs too. Staying at home these past four plus years doing the same things everyday has me worn out. I feel suffocated. I feel lost. I feel lonely. I feel like all people see is the mom title when they look at me. None of the people I interact with on a regular basis have a clue that I like to write, or that I like to sing, or that I have any other interests other than the daily lives of my children.


Because of these feelings I have started taking out my frustrations on my kids. I Yell and explode with emotions at random times just because I am stressed and worn out. It’s not their fault. I shouldn’t be feeling like this. I love them and I want to be the best mom I can be. I think that maybe it’s time I find something to do outside of the home. I think a part time job might do me some good. Give me something to split my energy on. That way when I am home with my kids I won’t have to resent the fact that all I ever do is stay home.


So does this make me a horrible person? The fact that my whole life doesn’t revolve around my kids? No. Does this mean that I think that stay at home moms have no personality and need to get a life? No. It simply means that I personally need to do what’s best for both my family and myself. I know I am not cut out for the full time stay at home mom job. I am not strong enough. I envy the women who love staying at home. Who get enjoyment out of cooking and who have the energy to clean their house. I have respect for the moms who don’t fall apart when they get interrupted for the twentieth time while doing dishes to break up a fight.


I am a good mom, even though sometimes I don’t feel that way. But I do know that if I want to continue to be a good mom I need to get out of this house and do something different for a change.


5 thoughts on “I am Tired

  1. I have been playing with the possibility of being a stay at home, and I have been wondering about the same thing: Am I really cut out for it? Will people judge me if I don’t want to stay home with my kids?
    You are right, we are individuals. In the end, you should do what truly makes you happy, for yourself, but also because it will affect your family life. A happy Mommy is a happy family 🙂 hang in there!

    • Thank you for your kind words. I very much liked being a stay at home mom at first. I tend to take things in seasons. What is good now might not be good in a year or two. I am constantly changing so why should I sick to one thing. I hope you can come to the right decision for you and your family too. 🙂

  2. I guess we are the same! You have written everything I have been thinking and feeling.. I hope that you can find something outside of being a mom!

    • Thank you. I hope so too. It’s refreshing to find other mom’s on the same page as me. In my small town I am surrounded by moms who “seem ” to have it all together. The feeling of loneliness as a mom can sometimes be overwhelming. Thanks for taking the time to view my stuff. 🙂

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