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Honest video reveals lonely truth of being a stay-at-home mum

Becoming a mum is supposed to be the most joyous time of our lives. But what no one really shares is how incredibly lonely it can be. We keep that part close to our hearts in fear we will be judged.

Increasingly more mums are staying in the comfort of their own homes instead of heading out into the real world. As such many hide behind their computer, portraying a ‘perfect’ life online while being incredibly lonely in the process.

Honest video reveals lonely truth of being a stay-at-home mum

Mum felt lonely around ‘perfect’ mothers

One UK mum has spoken out about how she felt her loneliest when she was around other mums at a mother’s group.

She said all the other mums seemed so incredibly happy and had a ‘perfect’ life, while she sat in the corner thinking; “I’ve had only 2 hours sleep, I’ve had a rubbish night”. 

Expect joy, love and tiredness – but what about loneliness?

While pregnant, I was told to expect so much love and joy, and obviously expect to be tired. But no one really prepared me to be as lonely as I did.

Why do you think you always see a bunch of mums sitting in a cafe for four hours on just one cup of coffee? We don’t go for the coffee. Although needed; we meet for the company.

Talking to a baby all day, putting all of your focus into a little blob who just sits there, can be very lonely.

Most of us count down the seconds until our partner walks through the door. Then we explode with so much verbal diarrhoea they can’t comprehend what’s going on.

What it’s really like at home with your baby

So often people tell mums that they’re lucky to get to stay home all day and just chill with their baby.

But what they don’t realise is that it can be an incredibly lonely time. This is especially if you’re without a car or not ready to leave the house with your newborn yet.

We’re sure this video (below) will touch a nerve with some mums who’ve been there or are feeling lonely right now.

Fake online world

We could be having the world’s worst day, but for a split second, our baby cracks a smile. We take a photo and we post it online and we portray that our life is ‘perfect.’

Maybe it’s time we started being honest with one another. Let’s not portray our life as being perfect. If it helps just one person, why not be honest about how miserable your day is.

Here’s a great post about how to stay sane at home with kids and 9 ways to survive the witching hour.

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  • has 11 times more iron than red kidney beans.
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written by:

Krystal Haddad

Krystal is a writer from Sydney's Northern Beaches with a passion for tattoos. When she isn't chasing her 3 kids around, she's on her laptop pretending she's Carrie Bradshaw.