Solo mum's life is 'lonely, scary, sad'
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Find effective ways to be a happier mom and re-engage the village around you. This post I, Alana, co-authored with best-selling author Rebecca Eanes. I had hundreds of online acquaintances, thousands of Instagram followers, and over a million followers on my Facebook page , but in the real world, I was just another lonely mom. Note: Mom is used throughout this article. However, most of the information applies to primary caregivers overall. We all know having a child takes a physical toll on your body, but it can take a mental toll too.
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Having a baby brings with it many changes. Most of them are obvious - think sleepless nights, dramatic changes to your routine, worries about being utterly responsible for another human being - but many don't consider the impact it will have on their relationships. And loneliness can end up being a big factor. In fact, a survey conducted by ChannelMum.
The anorak was olive green with a brick-red lining. The hood was pulled tight around my unmade face, recently exited from my unmade bed. It was 3pm on a Sunday.