Every Mom has a lightly frayed moment. And many others when we feel very frayed and do not remember how to find the lightness we crave.
You are not alone.
When I had my first three kids so close together, I didn’t realize I was suffering with post-partum depression. Mine didn’t barge in as sadness, but rather snuck in disguised as frustration and anger. I simply didn’t feel like myself.
It didn’t make sense. I had a supportive husband and family. I was part of an amazing MOPS group. Yet I still wondered if anyone really understood the depth of my anger or the pain of losing my patience regularly.
But I was frayed. Unravelled. Doing my very best but wondering if it would ever be enough.
Can you relate?
If you feel like you are having more messes than wins, I understand.
If you could use some hope in the midst of the chaos or shame, I’m your person.
Or maybe you have the BEST Mom story you are bursting to share with someone who understands. I live for Mom stories – the crazy ones, the tear-jerkers – all of them.
I’d love to hear from you. Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be patient while I tuck my little monkeys into bed, sweep the kitchen and reconnect with my husband. After that, I will do my best to respond to emails within 24 hours.
need some funny? sure you do
This may be too solemn of an intro for the craziness you will typically find here at lightlyfrayed.com. Here’s a recent quote from one of my cheeky monkeys.
I firmly believe that laughter is essential to thriving as a parent. And chocolate. Preferably at the same time. I will do my very best to make you smile, to help you feel understood, and to offer the hope you need for your journey as a Mom. Hope these make you smile.
And since we now have 2 teens, 1 tween and a little bean, you will find articles about parenting older kids as well. Such as:
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