7 Tips for Beating the Mommy Blues
Feeling down, anxious, fatigued, irritable, or extra clingy with your child? These could be signs of separation anxiety; A.K.A. “the mommy blues”. As work hours feel longer as the days get shorter, feelings of emptiness, sadness, and a longing to be home with your child can become overwhelming. New reports, however, suggest that stay-at-home moms may be more vulnerable to depression because of the isolation factor that working mom’s don’t experience. Here are some tips to help overcome both stay-at-home and working ‘mommy blues.’
Try a support group
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The mommy blues are quite normal and you shouldn’t feel you have to keep your emotions a secret. If you are a stay-at-home mom, join a support group of women just like yourself with whom you can share experiences. Some good options include: Mommy & Me and MOPS International (Mothers of Preschoolers).