I've never done this before, but reading this article this morning, I found that the author has put my heart on paper. So I am sharing it here.
In the Absence of a Village, Mothers Struggle Most.
Every day the struggle is there. For a long time I have been saying that our society with it's insular family set-up...one house, two parents, x children, a dog and a cat...where they have only each other most of the time; it is unworkable. The stresses from trying to manage alone are overwhelming. It's a fairly lengthy article, but well worth a read.
Sharing with very much love to all the people out there who might not even realise it is a village they need. This is to let you know that you are not a failure but have been doing life in an impossible situation.
Be gentle with yourself.
Find a village or make one.
Everyone needs you.
And you need them.