Working Moms, A Pandemic, and Mental Health

Working Moms, A Pandemic, and Mental Health

A few months ago, I woke up with a feeling of dread and deep sadness in my chest. My alarm had gone off at its usual time, 4:30 am, so I could have some alone time before my husband and the kids woke up. Even my alone time felt sad, and it’s usually the part of my day that energizes me the most. I cried on the couch as I drank my coffee and did my morning scroll, planning the day and answering emails. I couldn’t kick the feeling of dread in my body.

I did my morning workout, but the endorphins just didn’t help.… CONTINUE READING

The Change Jar

The Change Jar

Back when I was in college at Western Kentucky University from approximately 2003-2007, I was what...

This Is Life As A Boy Mom

This Is Life As A Boy Mom

Life as a boy mom is having that sweet baby boy placed in your arms for the first time and immediately falling in love, but also secretly feeling guilty because you think he kind of looks like a potato.

Life as a boy mom is soccer balls and baseballs, but also having to remind them to keep THEIR HANDS OUT OF THEIR PANTS AND OFF THEIR ACTUAL BALLS!

Life as a boy mom is literally chasing a naked baby around the house while sweating and cussing because he doesn’t want to put on his diaper, then getting the best baby snuggles on the couch before bed time.… CONTINUE READING

Jamie Johnson

I am a full time working mom. I write about real life, and real life gets messy. You can read more of my writing on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Her View From Home, Motherly, Scary Mommy and others.

 


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