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Census Bureau data from Pew Research Center. This phenomenon, called stay-at-home mom depression, affects more than a quarter of non-working parents. This might make you feel confused, angry, sad, and alone. Rachel, a stay-at-home mom from New York who left her job as an office manager, reflects on this feeling, "I struggle every day trying to figure out where I fit into this world now. My dreams and goals still run through my mind daily and I keep trying to think of ways I can make them work while simultaneously raising children. Plus, being a stay-at-home mom is completely exhausting.
You spend your days packing lunches, driving kids to soccer practice, entertaining a baby, folding laundrycleaning bathrooms… the to-do list is never-ending and unfulfilling.
According to a Gallup analysiswhich included more than 60, U. The poll also concluded that stay-at-home moms don't feel as many happy emotions. They smile less, learn fewer things, and experience decreased enjoyment.
Stay-at-home parents may hesitate to share their complaints, because society sees staying at home as a "gift.
On the other hand, you experience way more temper tantrumstoilet accidents, and crying babies than working parents will ever see. Should they only eat all-natural, organic products? The stigma around stay-at-home parenthood might leave you feeling resentful or misunderstood. You might even experience guilt over your feelings of depression. But for those who want or need to stay home, there are ways to work through your depression.
Having something to look forward to might help you get out of a rut. You also deserve some time off. If depression is affecting your everyday life, or if it feels like too much to handle, don't hesitate to see a professional. Depending on the severity of your symptoms, she might recommend talk therapy, support groups, or antidepressant medication. Remember that you need to take care of yourself in addition to your children. You may think you cannot hold both your babies and your dreams in the same hand, but that's why you have two hands.
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