Did you find your mom crying in bed? It can mean so many different things, from stress to having just a good cry. Or did that sappy movie get her again?!
Personal Time is Important
Let’s be real. Moms have a nonstop, hefty schedules. Sometimes they become exhausted and want some alone time, so they stay in bed. It’s all about some self-care, plus eating, drinking, watching a great chick flick and maybe some crying or laughing. But sometimes, moms do not get enough self-care, and then you find mom crying in bed.
Time Demands are Nonstop
Children bring us the greatest gifts. We are so grateful for our children. Caring and nurturing for another human being from infancy through adulthood creates additional time burdens and stress. Majority of mothers feel like they are pulled in a thousand directions all day, from spending time playing with the kids, to laundry, to cleaning the house, to dinner, to the hundreds of items that are a constant stream of thoughts in her mind. There is simply not enough time in the day.
Financial Stress is Rising
Caring for your children and your family is a big financial commitment. Money, bills, finances, etc. is a constant on one’s mind and budgets are squeezed daily. Kids are expensive and need a lot. It’s no surprise that you may find mom crying in bed over whether the household finances are in check.
Relationships Need More Attention
As mothers invest the necessary time into their relationships with their children, sometimes other relationships take a back seat, especially when children are young and need more attention. Mothers of young children often feel torn between meeting the needs of their little one and still having the energy for stimulating conversation and even sex with their husband or partner.
They may also find it more difficult to make time for their friends as they juggle all the responsibilities on their shoulders. Mothers need friends, but where is the time?
Anxiety and Worries are a Constant Plague
When your kids are young, you worry about their development and growth. Moms are constantly analyzing their actions and their kid’s behaviors and checking it all against other children. There is not one approach and there is no right and wrong. It’s no wonder that mothers continuously question themselves and have constant anxiety over “am I doing it right?”
Mothers need to take time for themselves. A depleted mother is no good to her partner/husband and children. Try to be the best self you can be. Even if you take a five-minute break, do it. It may save you and your children from finding mom crying in bed.