Art Markman, Ph.D. YouBeauty Psychology Advisor replied almost 2 years ago:
The situation you are describing is quite common. The first thing to realize is that you're in good company. Surveys make clear that parents experience more stress, get less sleep, and are less satisfied with their relationships than people of the same age without kids. So, you're definitely not the only one going through this. There is an added stress of being a stay-at-home-mom, though. It can often feel like taking time for yourself is the least important thing to get done. If you were working, then you would know that you 'had' to get to work. But moms who stay at home often report that they put their own needs last on the list. It is important that you take time for yourself. Take a class at a community college, join a gym, go to yoga, go out for a daily walk, sit in a hot bath, go to a coffee shop and read a book. Whatever you choose to do, make sure that you take some time for yourself. You'll find that it helps make all of the other aspects of your life better.