Ask Amy: Overwhelmed mom wants to pack it in
My husband and I were both offended.
Lately, I feel even more aware that SAHM moms are looked down upon (even though I thought the pandemic changed that perception).
I feel exhausted, hurt, and resentful. I feel like quitting.
I feel like packing up and leaving. And I've never admitted that to anyone.
– Stuck SAHM
Dear Stuck: You have admitted your darkest impulse.
And, with that, I want to welcome you into the fold.
Every full-time parent (especially those with multiple young children) will reach moments where they want to pack it in.
Stay-at-home moms feel judged. Single moms feel judged. And every mom working outside the home also feels judged.
And who is doing the judging? Other women are.