'I'm so deep in the trenches of motherhood I don't even know who I am anymore'
I came across this post by a mother in a Facebook group and it really struck a cord with me.
In a lot of ways motherhood is like we have gone to war and have found ourselves in a battle, at times I have found myself on edge, alert, second guessing, forward planning to out smart my opponent. Never being able to relax just a bit, because if I do my kids would realise they out number me and it would be game over!
Despite feeling this way I can't employ the usual tactics of war, kill them, have no mercy and take no prisoners because well they are my children (you know I love them). Yet in battle we can act in ways we never thought we would, when we are activated and triggered we will respond with instinct and this is when angry, snappy, irritable mumma rears her head 😠😡, she is fierce and unpredictable. This would be kick ass on the battlefield BUT my opponents are two young children, they are small, vulnerable and scared. 🙍♀️🙎♀️🤦♀️ If you find yourself feeling out of control with your emotions, activated and primed for war please come and spend some time with us. In our workshops we address the taboo of anger, of being triggered and screaming at your children. We have strategies to self sooth and self regulate to help reassure your brain and your heart you are not at war, you don't have to live in the trenches and you most definitely do not have to loose yourself.
For more info about our workshops head over to our website 🌐 www.riseandthrive.org.au
Or shoot us an email 📬 firstname.lastname@example.org
#inthetrenchesofmotherhood #riseandthrivemelbourne #selfsooth #selfregulate #angrymum #beingamum #mumlife #helpishere #dontbeafraid #workshopformentalhealth #findingyou