The Motherhood Center recently came out with a PSA which follows graduates of their Day Program. This is a wonderful resource for moms needing more support. Watch the video here:
If you were to design a crack method to break up happy couples, you’d probably include sleep deprivation, financial insecurity, shredded erogenous zones, a third person in your bedroom and stress. In short: a baby.
This Vogue article, What Having A Child Does To Your Relationship, describes clearly how having a baby adds stress to the relationship but can also get you to a new place of becoming a family.
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