I See You, Moms

I see you, moms.

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I see you, mom behind that stroller…

I see you, mom hoisting that toddler higher on your hip…

I see you, mom shepherding kids, spouse, and dog into the car…

I see you, mom making 11 phone calls during your lunch break trying to get an appointment with that specialist for your kid…

I see you, mom considering whether to take a job you don’t want because it offers the flexibility of working from home…

I see you, mom pretending that everything is just fine…

I see you, mom hiding in the shower for just a few more minutes to yourself…

I see you, mom taking an involuntary second glance at the mirror because you barely recognize yourself anymore…

I see you, mom wishing that your spouse would simply notice how much you do every single day…

I see you, mom proudly hanging your special needs child’s artwork on the refrigerator…

I see you, mom who can’t sleep at night for all the loose ends running through your mind…

I see you, mom in the bleachers…

I see you, mom reaching over to brush his hair out of his eyes…

I see you, mom wondering how many more times you can say you just have a headache…

I see you, mom who has NO idea how you’re supposed to get everyone into a consistent sleep schedule...

I see you, mom who had to abandon the expectation of milestones met on a timeline according to anyone other than your kid, if at all…

I see you, mom who might have just one more glass of wine…

I see you, mom who really can’t imagine that anyone else would get it or how anything can get any better…

I see you, mom...and it's time that you know what it's like to stop feeling alone, like you are just surviving another day. If you want help, to be heard, to figure things out, to have a place that is wholly yours and for you to be cared for, contact me here to schedule an initial consultation. Let's talk about how counseling might help you be able to see yourself, again, too.