Updated: Mar 24
Moms work 24 HOURS in a day if you ask me. We are always on the run whether we are working moms, stay-at-home moms, working from mom, traveling moms, etc. Overcoming the hurdles and struggles of motherhood is nothing new.
Everyone has a story to tell, and we are all on a journey of writing it. I took on the challenge of comparing what I or most moms struggle with in motherhood and decided to write about it and to share my own experiences as well.
So how do we overcome the hurdles and struggles of motherhood? What has your experience been? Please feel free to ask your questions or concerns in our FORUM section. I would be happy to help you!
“Motherhood is a rollercoaster journey of trials and error, not perfection!"
1. FEELING OVERWORKED
We are always feeling overworked as a mother whenever we have to take on the responsibility of being a mother. It's a part of the reality we face as moms each day. Feeling overworked, however, is something we may complain about but it doesn't have to be that way.
Take a general census of what is happening in your life at the moment and try to see exactly where the sense of being overworked comes from. For example is it the housework, taking care of the kids, food preparation?
Try to pinpoint the areas that create the most stress and then look at ways to reduce that particular area. Housework is a heavy stressor for many moms, especially trying to keep up with cleaning and laundry for example.
Look at ways to break it down into smaller tasks, like doing a little bit of folding each day for 30 minutes increments. If it's not done then wait for another day to continue. Trying to do all the laundry one time may seem overwhelming.
However, breaking it down into smaller time slots is more manageable. Housecleaning another task that moms tend to complain about can also be done in small increments each day. For example, keep the common areas clean with quick wipes each day instead of waiting for 1 day to do everything.
When that day arrives it is overwhelming to get it done. Keep cleaning up as you go especially right after meal preparations. If taking care of the kids may become overwhelming as well, try to communicate that with your partner or even close family members and see what ways they both can help to reduce any stress that you may feel.
2. NOT HAVING TIME FOR YOURSELF
As a mom, I can completely understand the feeling of not having enough time for yourself. Day in day out you may be constantly bombarded with the responsibilities of motherhood along with work, and household responsibilities as well.
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or working mom etc, the challenges are the same no matter the situation. Finding time for yourself can sometimes be challenging and you may get stressed to the point of being frustrated.