Being a mother is hard. No matter how much you love your children, raising a human being is a big responsibility. With the endless demands of child care, mothers are at high risk for physical & emotional exhaustion.
Whether you are a working mom or a stay-at-home mom, you may be at risk for getting burned-out. Childcare needs can escalate when kids are ill, out of school, or one child is demanding or has special needs. Household duties are a constant chore & lack of help from your husband or partner adds to your sense of overwhelm. (Single mothers have to do it all!)
When mothers get burned-out, they tend to distance themselves from their kids to preserve their energy. Then they notice a loss of fulfillment in mothering, feel guilty, or feel like they are a “bad mother.” Moreover, for working mothers, they may lose compassion in their work and their co-workers. They feel unhappy, grow cynical, & ultimately feel less accomplished. My personal and professional experiences can help you.