Why are you overwhelmed?

Go ahead — let it all out!  Tell us why you feel overwhelmed at this moment. Come back as often as you like — for every comment posted, we will donate $1 at the end of the year to an organization benefiting a mom in need!

In the comment box below, let us know what’s on your mind — and then take a look at what other moms are saying!  Sometimes, it just makes you feel better to vent a little…

A new challenge this year (click here to see how it was inspired by my overly optimistic husband): after you have vented, try to find one small “victory” in your vent, one little way that your problem can be seen in a positive light. Trust me, I know this is hard and downright annoying at times, but I have found that this small change in my perspective has really helped my overall outlook. If you give it a try, you get bonus points: we’ll donate $2 instead of $1 for your comment! (And hey, if it’s one of those days when nothing seems to be going right and you just don’t feel like trying to find the silver lining, that’s okay too.)

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I feel overwhelmed because I am a single mother, full time student and feel horrible for not being able to devote all of my attention to my toddler I’m a stay au home mom and we spend a lot of time together but when I have to tell her no our mommy has to study I feel totally guilty and get frustrated with myself for not being able to do both. I’m three closes at from my degree and curtly taking very hard classes in top of studying for these teacher certfication tests so that I can get a good job and provide a good life for my child and me. I’ve been struggling with the tests ave everytime I get an answer wrong feel like I’m never going to pass and get my own place. I’m 27 and really just want a stable life. I’ve been incredibly stressed out with balancing everything. And I don’t want to take it out on my kid, I’d snapped at her a few times because she just doesn’t understand that I can’t hold her and play with her twenty four hours a day as much as I would love too I have to study and make a life for us. I’m just overall burned out and feel like I’m suffocating under everything. I want to do what’s right and best for my family . I don’t talk to anyone so it ends up taking a large toll on my mood and perspective. I don’t like complaining. I’m grateful to have this at home time with my toddler.i wish I didn’t feel guilty for wanting a few minutes to myself once in awhile. We do everything together. It isn’t her fault I feel stressed out and overwhelmed. I hope she remembered when she gets older that I worked my ass off to make sure she has a great life and is provided for. I’ll afraid that when I tell her no or not right now she will feel like I am neglecting her. And when I raise my voice that she will be hurt by it. Because she doesn’t understand why I’m not available for her all the time.

    • Just wanted to say I’m incredibly impressed that you are taking classes and have these great goals of getting a good job and providing for your daughter. She is going to be extremely proud of your hard-work and sacrifices and all that you have done to make a good life for her!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Today, my toddler was fascinated with dumping over every cup of water he could find! Somehow, it never got old to him — and I was amazed/discouraged by the amount of half-full water cups my other children leave lying around!