My Mothering has taken a hit. Meaning, as a Mom, I feel hit. Beaten down psychologically, so to speak. Parenting a strong willed child...the hardest task I've ever had in my life.
I'm actually starting to implement some stress relief techniques to help me freak out a bit less. I can do a nursing plan on relieving stress, wanna see it?
Assess: Huh, the Momma's tearing her hair out and has a wild look in her bloodshot eyes.
Diagnose: The Momma is too stressed
Plan: We are going to lower some stress with calming techniques, more rest, some Momma breaks, choosing your battles and pumpkin chocolate chip cookies.
Implement: Do all that stuff in the Plan.
Evaluate: Is Momma less stressed? Getting there slowly but surely.
See? Don't have that RN license for nothing. Putting it to excellent use.