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

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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