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I don’t know about you, but I personally have six children at home. I work from home running my own business. I help my husband run our family business. We homeschool our kids.
There are many days that I am last on my list.
I mean, sometimes it is three o’clock in the afternoon before I brush my teeth and get a shower.
I can’t tell you how many times I have run errands in my pajama pants and the shirt I slept in.
Some days I look in the mirror and do not recognize the person looking back at me.
I lay my head on my pillow and crash within seconds.
There are certainly days I feel overwhelmed.
I hear other moms talk about mommy and me time. Sometimes I lock myself in the bathroom just to get a few minutes of time to think and clear my head. How about a little bit of mommy time?
Is this anxiety? Is there too much going on? Is the busyness in life taking over?
All of that may sound extreme, but it is my truth. A lot of days I just push through and do the next thing. I mean… I am in the mist of motherhood. Motherhood has hard days and hard seasons.
42,000 million American adults live with anxiety issues.
The sad news is approximately 96.5million Americans live in areas where there is a shortage of mental health providers. This is according to the US Department of Health and Human Services.
What if you could get confidential therapy on your terms? And what would that look like? Over the phone, in the comfort of your own home, where ever you want to meet, you name it.
Have you ever heard of Teledoc? This is exactly what they offer. Select a therapist you are comfortable with and they meet you on your terms any day of the week.
This means you could have 24/7 doctor, board-certified, licensed clinical social worker, counselor or therapist at our fingertips.
You can have scheduled repeated appointments or appointments on demand. I also like that you can speak to the same person through the course of your care.
I have been on this parenting journey for 19 years now. Just when we were out of the trenches stages, life changed when we adopted two littles and added them to our family.
One thing I have learned in my years of mommyhood is the trenches can be long a lonely. We get into this habit of putting ourselves last and thinking we are too busy to take care of ourselves.
We all get 24 hours in a day. Without a healthy mama, how can we take care of our kiddos?
I hope if Teledoc is something that can help you, you will hop over to lean more and to see if your employer or health plan provides this service for your and your family.