‘I don’t even recognize myself. I look tired. I look like I’ve let myself go. I look angry. I look really rushed.’: Mom realizes ‘there is only so much of me and I need to find balance’

“I feel like I wasted my education. I feel like a housekeeper, a cook, a chauffer, and a ring leader. I feel like I always have sick kids and I can’t finish the laundry or squeeze my butt into my fat jeans. I know I’m a good mom. I don’t doubt myself in that department. But I also feel like all I am is a mom sometimes.”

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