“When a mother starts a conversation, that opens up the floodgate for other mothers to speak.”
Are you open to having a conversation about the hardships of motherhood and sleep?
In this episode of The Tough Mothers Podcast and Tough Mothers TV, I speak with my friend Jacqui Joe, who had two non-sleeping boys, and knows all too well the effects of severe sleep deprivation. Jacqui very openly discusses her internal thoughts and mental health during this time, how she felt she should be doing better as a mother and why it is so important to have a conversation and ask for help, even if that seems hard.
Key takeaways from this episode of the Tough Mothers Podcast and Tough Mothers TV:
♥ Having the perfect motherhood journey is a MYTH. It is not your job to fulfill society’s standards of you.
♥ Becoming a mother can shake you to your core and may not be what you expected nor planned. Learning to accept that you are having a difficult time and that your struggles are valid are the first steps to recovery.
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In this episode you will learn [Timepoints for Podcast, TV]:
“Motherhood can rock you to your core and you end up being a different person.”
“Our kids are the most important thing but after us.”
“Saying ‘I don’t have this sorted’ or ‘I’m not doing so good’ is a really hard thing to say.”
“As a mum, you often don’t sleep because you worry for your child. You need to ask for help and take the help.”
“Most of the time, the negative voices inside your head lie to you. Ignore them. Be discerning.”
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If the topics in this episode are triggering for you, or if you need support, please contact your doctor or local mental health service. Simply Google “mental health help”.