Are you a mom with school age kids?
Does this sound like you?
Are you struggling with the details of day-to-day life? Do you feel like you’re running on a treadmill that never stops? Kids today are busier than ever, and the more structured activities they have, the more stressful your life becomes. You may feel pressured to volunteer at the school, and be made to feel guilty when you can’t. Moms today are competitive, and social media heightens the competition to another level!
42% of stay at home moms describe themselves as “struggling.”
A recent study found stay-at-home moms (SAHMs) more likely to report depression and worry than employed moms or employed woman without children. Why? Caring for kids is hard work. It’s emotionally exhausting, physically demanding, and socially isolating. It’s a 24/7 job that goes unpaid and largely unappreciated.
Moms today spend more time involved in “managerial” activities than recreational or educational activities with their kids. This includes organizing and planning for children and attending events and activities. Kids spend an average of 5 hours in structured activities per week. This creates a family life that may be frazzled, rushed, and disorganized.
Take care of yourself. Counseling can help you get control of your life.
- Evaluate what’s really important and learn to prioritize those things.
- Cut back on things you SHOULD do and focus on things you WANT to do.
- Learn techniques to manage stress and anxiety.
- Improve communication with your partner so that your family can operate more smoothly.
- Create a healthy work/life balance.
A calm and organized MOM will lead to a calmer, more organized FAMILY.
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