This NY Times article describes one woman's experience of becoming a mother.
I felt stifled by these rigid ideas of what it meant to be a mother. The books’ goal was to turn me into a better, more useful vessel to carry my children’s needs and desires. I refused to be a vessel. I wanted to be a person.
Mothers are often seen as vessels to contain and nourish children. I never once felt like that.
By Olga Mecking
Jan. 18, 2019
This GLAMOUR article describes the struggle that SAHMs can feel.
. . . that panicky, helpless feeling that sets in when you start to believe that you exist only to help others exist. Or feel like you might want to be doing something more but can't talk about it because you're "lucky" to have the option of not working. Or when every small thing in your life feels like a struggle—from brushing your teeth (see: toddler climbing up your leg), to trying to cook a meal for yourself (oh wait, the baby is hungry right now and feeding her is more important), to even getting dressed (why bother?).
BY CHAUNIE BRUSIE
DECEMBER 19, 2018
Inside the disturbing thoughts that haunt new parents.
By Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow
“Intrusive thoughts,” as psychologists call them, are common among new parents. What distinguishes them is the way they jump into our heads and feel beyond our control.
Attending a group with other moms dealing with similar issues can be very helpful in the first few months of being home with a baby. Parent Craft Collective in Park Slope is now hosting a few different options of groups. Here is the website that gives more information.