I’ve suffered with anxiety and depression for most of my adult life.
This is something most people don’t know about me. I’m pretty good at putting on a happy face when dealing with the general public when my depression is rearing it’s ugly head.
Lately, it’s been affecting me pretty negatively and created a lot of self doubt, lack of motivation and general unhappiness. My depression makes me doubt myself in my decision to dedicate time to this blog. It makes me doubt my ability to be a good mama and in turn, question the parenting choices I make on a daily basis.
I’ve seen so many articles and posts in the blogosphere related to this topic. The openness from other moms about their struggle inspired me to do the same. Depression tends to jumble up my thoughts and makes it difficult for me to write down a cohesive post, so I figured I would just ramble about it, instead.
I hope my ramblings help some of the other mamas out there who are struggling feel a little bit better. Please know you’re not alone and that your depression doesn’t make you a bad mom! Your kids love you no matter what.