Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Flavour of the Day with Noora

Salvation in a Book

I consider myself to be a strong woman. I never shied away from a challenge, accepted very demanding jobs and usually made choices in my personal life that I knew will need so much commitment.

That said, motherhood for the past 15 months has completely thrown me off balance. I felt so depressed and unfulfilled with the new demands of my life. In theory, I believed that what I was doing (having a baby and staying at home) were the right things to do. In reality, I felt trapped; I lost sense of who I was.

The problem didn't stop there, whenever I tried talking about it, it was like I was speaking nonsense. Everyone around me expected me to live in "happy motherhood land" and have only happy and loving thoughts towards my new life. That made it all worse.

My salvation came a week ago when I picked up a book called "I Was a Really Good Mom Before I Had Kids" by Trisha Ashworth and Amy Nobile. It talks about the exact feelings of anxiety and doubt a mother feels with regards to her personal and professional decisions.

If you are a mama who is struggling to find peace and balance in your life. Get it!


reem said...

hay noora OMG im going the exact same thing, my kid is 15 months old too i read ur post & its like me who wrote it, if you're living in amman it would be great if we would meet, hope thats ok with u, u can contact me on or visit my page
i'd really looooooove to have a friend who can relate to what i feel :)

lost myself too said...

I have 3 and still feel that way.many days overwhelmed not knowing what I'm doing and if I'm even making a difference. Before kids I had aspirations and my goal is getting through the day! Where can I find this book? Before I used to be an an avid reader now I barely have the time but it sounds like chicken soup for my soul...

Noora said...

The book was a gift but I'm sure it was from Readers. Let me know if you end up getting it and what you think!

Good luck :)