'Today, I lost it' - Mum writes about when mental load of motherhood broke her
I think we can all relate to this.
As mums, we often to try to take on everything and that's just not possible. It doesn't stop us trying though. It also doesn't stop u from beating ourselves up when we can't do it all.
I don't know how many times I've allowed myself to become overwhelmed by the mental load of motherhood and I know that I am far from alone.
Parenting blogger The Whine So I Wine recently took to social media to share a post about a day when the mental load of motherhood broke her.
"Today, I lost it. The mental load of motherhood broke me. Finito. Buh-bye. GONE."
The mum went on to talk about a day that she just couldn't handle it anymore. A day when everything fell apart and how she just wanted to throw in the towel.
"I cried. I lost my patience. I slammed cabinets and scraped plates filled with uneaten dinner. I took away privileges and declared mommy law. Every ounce of me was tired. Tired of fighting.
She went on to talk about how we all have days like these but we pretend that we don't. We pretend everything is perfect and she asked her readers why? I'm completely with her on this one. There have been so many times I've felt like a failure comparing myself to other mums that seem to be able to do it all.
The truth is none of us is perfect and we all break down sometimes but we don't talk about it but we need to, for our own mental health and that of others.
We need to support each other more and stop focusing on trying to keep up with each other and our idea of being a perfect mum.
The original Facebook post is a long read but I would recommend all mums to read it and realise that we are all only human and that we need to cut ourselves some slack from time to time.