Log In Sign Up

overwhelmed


Forum: Children with Special Needs

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Children with Special Needs LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
July 25th, 2011, 06:53 AM
Ditzzy's Avatar Stupid Lamb;)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: OH-IO
Posts: 9,023
Send a message via Yahoo to Ditzzy
How do you avoid feeling overwhelmed?
__________________




Thank you, tasha_mae, for my siggy!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
July 26th, 2011, 10:50 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Knoxville,Tennessee
Posts: 3,593
Send a message via AIM to i3ai3ydanny
Right now...I'm not doing so well. Normally I just promise myself that it will get easier. I will adapt and we can keep moving forward. I am having a really hard time seeing the light at the end of this tunnel though....
__________________

Thanks .:Shortcake:. for my GREAT siggy.



Reply With Quote
  #3  
July 26th, 2011, 08:18 PM
Ever's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 4,236
I try to get some time to myself as often as I can and go curl up with a good book. Sometimes a glass of wine too. It doesn't really cure my feelings of being overwhelmed but it helps me escape for a while!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
July 27th, 2011, 07:54 AM
SarahBethsMommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 4,847
Hmm, I think my faith is the only thing that helps me. I'm not sure if I would even be able to function without it.

I also enjoy just having some silly play time with all my kids. Those moments when Lil Buddy just smiles his biggest and sweetest smile at me can get me through a lot of bad times too.

And sometimes I just have to go into my bathroom and have a nice long cry, wash my face and go face it again.
__________________
VIEW MY BLOG



Thank you to AlexAiden Mommy for my beautiful siggie!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
July 27th, 2011, 07:58 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Knoxville,Tennessee
Posts: 3,593
Send a message via AIM to i3ai3ydanny
Quote:
Originally Posted by SarahBethsMommy View Post
Hmm, I think my faith is the only thing that helps me. I'm not sure if I would even be able to function without it.

I also enjoy just having some silly play time with all my kids. Those moments when Lil Buddy just smiles his biggest and sweetest smile at me can get me through a lot of bad times too.

And sometimes I just have to go into my bathroom and have a nice long cry, wash my face and go face it again.

__________________

Thanks .:Shortcake:. for my GREAT siggy.



Reply With Quote
  #6  
July 27th, 2011, 12:35 PM
greenchild's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: MN
Posts: 15,839
cuddling with Kaiden - although that's getting harder as he's well into the terrible twos and doesn't want to cuddle a whole lot.

I usually just take a deep breath and tackle one thing at a time, then move onto the next.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
July 28th, 2011, 09:48 AM
C&K'sMama's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 6,150
We take breaks. Sometimes it's just too much so we dont go. I know that taking a week off isn't going to hurt her in the long run and I gt to pretend we have a "normal" schedule. Typically we take about 2 weeks off a year that I get to just be with my girls. Also I make sure to make "wants" take priority over some therapies. Not that we'd skip PT to get icecream, but we don't avoid the zoo because we have no time to make it, we cancel therapy or rearrange it to fit it in.

Sometimes I need a good cry, but for the most part I make our therapies and such fit into our lives rather than feeling dominated by them.
__________________





"Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious way to live."
Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:39 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0