Dear Anxious Mama,

You're not Alone.

I know you're in the trenches just trying to make it one day, one hour, one minute at a time.

You're not alone.

I know somedays you feel like you just can't do it & you want to cry. You want to cry hard. It's ok, Mama.

Cry. & Cry Hard.

I know you think you're failing your kids, your husband, even yourself.

But Mama, you're not failing anyone.

I know public places can be overwhelming. What if you lose a child or one gets taken? I have been there too, Mama.

You're not alone.

I know sometimes you dislike you're kids.

Somedays, I dislike mine too.

I know it is hard to get out of bed sometimes because sleep deprivation is pure torture and it has sucked out every ounce of energy you may have in you. I know this form of exhaustion all too well Mama, especially when my babies were first born. Sometimes it turns into a depression. I know you love being a Mama, but some days are just covered in clouds. It's okay Mama.

You're not alone.

I know you may need to see a Doctor, get some help, and get on some anxiety or depression meds. It's okay Mama. You need to care of yourself.

Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just recognizing that you can't do it alone.

Mama, sometimes you have to take the first steps to be the change you want to see.

I know most days you have not a single clue what you're doing Mama.

You're not alone, that is truly what Motherhood is.

Love yourself a little more Mama because you are in the trenches taking it one day, one hour, one minute at a time! And you're not alone, Mama.

Sincerely, I'm in the trenches too.

If you need help, please reach out to the following people who WANT to help you. The hardest part is asking for help. Going to your local GP is a great way to start. 

Lifeline: https://www.lifeline.org.au/ Ph: 13 11 14

PANDA: https://www.panda.org.au/ Ph: 1300 726 306

Beyond Blue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/ Ph: 1300 22 4636

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