Some of the teachers and I were talking tonight about the different medications we all take and I'm astounded to learn how many of us (all moms) are on the same basic "cocktail" of medication. Anti-anxiety and anti-depressants with anti-anxiety components. I posed the question: "Do you think this is common for most moms who are trying to do it all?"
The group of women looked around at each other and all nodded. Yes...that does seem to be the case. No doubt about it, being a mom is hard. Being a mom trying to do it all is even more so.
Is it the lack of energy that sets it all into motion? Maybe. I was reading something about acetyl l carnitine which is a natural chemical in our bodies which help increase energy levels and clearer thinking. As we age, the natural chemical tends to decrease which can set us up for depression, forgetfulness, lack of energy, etc. I admit I am intrigued by what I read. Wouldn't it be awesome if you could take a natural supplement to get back all your youthful energy and well....let's be honest...memory?
Being a mom is hard work. For the most part it's a thankless job but those rewards, when they do come around, are so very sweet. Like right now. I have a sleeping daughter curled up next to me and looking at her sweet face makes all the struggles I had with her today worth it. I feel calm and peaceful....but then again, maybe it's the anti-anxiety pill I took earlier tonight. :)