Posted in Mental Health, Parenting Culture

Does anyone feel alone now that they haves kids ... I do

  • Cathy
    May 19

    Extend your Mama tribe! Join a MOMS Club in your area it stands for moms-offering-Moms-support). The more you isolate yourself the more alone you will feel. momsclub.org

  • Kelly
    May 19

    Thank you Cathy I had applied and waiting for a email I appreciate this a lot

  • Jenn
    May 19

    I feel that way too, and I'm even part of my local moms club. I work part-time so I feel like I don't go to many moms club events because they are when I work, but I don't spend a lot of time with my colleagues because of getting home to my LO. I have decided to just be okay with it for now. I am a teacher, so I'll have more time in a month or so to hang out with other adults.

  • Kieli
    May 19

    I just had my second baby 2 weeks ago, and I forgot how isolated the newborn life is. It’s even worse with an almost 2 year old now. I want to so badly get her out to run around and interact with other children, but if she does then I risk getting my newborn sick. Thankfully I have family in town visiting until a little after June, but after then I will be home alone.

  • Kaitlyn
    May 19

    My son is 9mo old and I experienced something similar. I didn’t recognize how lonely I had become and how isolated I was until recently. I believe I had a bit of delayed postpartum depression because I was fine initially and then got progressively worse. I felt as though nobody cared and loved my baby as much as my family and I did and felt as though nobody wanted to be around us once he was born. It was difficult for me but as soon as I was able to put a name to this issue, I discovered that communication is extremely important. Communicate your concerns and feelings. Talk to your SO and/or someone you can trust. Reach out to those folks you wouldn’t have before. I promise you, it will get better. It is tough and as a first time mother I didn’t realize /how/ tough until it happened to me. Keep your chin up! It will be alright. (: