So today the kids had to wear yellow for Mental Health Awareness Day!
This picture is a couple of years old but it was at a time where I felt GREAT.
Either side of this photo are many photos over time where I've not felt as good.
Today the kids had to wear yellow for awareness of mental health, they were also asked to write a note to bring in if they wanted.
I didn't bother with the note...as my boy is 5 and I felt the note may sound a little something like this:
My mum is one of many who has suffered from stress and stress induced anxiety. She has sh*t on her plate right now and she feels extremely overwhelmed!!
My mum can be shouty mum at times because she has too many spinning plates to keep held up at the same time. Her head hurts alot, her body aches, she's mentally and physically exhausted most days.
She can forget things because all the time she is responsible for... us kids, cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking, working, organising, gift buying, birthday arranging, Father flipping Christmas and the rest!! However I don't actually understand any of this because
I AM ONLY 5! . . .
Yet everyday I get up, I smile, I worry but I smile, I wear my iron suit and get on with it. Some days are hard, really bloody hard but other days are more plain sailing!
Being a mum has a huge impact on your hormones and mental health and I know, like with anything, it all takes time.
I take very little selfies and not many family photos with me in because I pick at myself in them so much I feel sad.
The struggles are real...it's crazy really I'm not alone but doesn't it feel rather blinking lonely!?!? To those who fight their own minds everyday 👊😘 you are stronger than you know!! #strongerthanyouthink
Do they ever listen!?
No!! My husband included 🤣
I feel I talk to myself 90% of the time so my voice can be raised... occasionally! (Maybe alot some days)
I'm not a bad mum (even though I can feel it at the time)
I'm not a perfect mum either!
My kids are well looked after, fed, watered, clothed, given manners, rules and even a bed to sleep in!
Lucky Ducks 🦆