Mar 152016

We all have a hard time dealing with, well… Hard times. And after spending the last couple of days dragging my feet, I finally realized what was wrong.
I’ve been letting a certain situation in my life impact my everyday. 
Seeing The Light 
There are so many reasons to smile, starting with family. 
And little by little, I’ve been seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. 

To help me get out of the funk, I began to focus on happier things. Below I share three ways I regained my happiness: 
1. Got out of the house. 
I made it a point this weekend to not only go out with the boys, but to get out of the house. 
Sometimes being a SAHM can drive you insane if all you ever really go out to do is errands. 
2. Made my boys smile. 
Lately, I’ve been making it a point to do things they would each enjoy, including the pup. 
3. Made myself smile. 
I knew what was bothering me, so I started reaching out to different people, learning the things that worked for them and molded their strategy into my own. 
I had to have a pep talk with myself on what’s more important — my family, and their happiness. 
How do you get yourself out of the funk? 

Fatima Torres

What's life like with three kids and two pups? It's entertaining, that's for sure! MTME breaks down family fun ideas and shares personal insights from a former B2B editor and digital marketer turned mom running a business and a household -- all under one roof. With her husband as her #1 fan, there isn't anything she can't accomplish. Read on to learn how she breathes in fire and exhales success.

Reader Comments

  1. I 100% agree about getting out the house! I am a SAHM and we didnt even have a second vehicle for the first 3 years of my daughter's life. Besides little walks to the park, I was stuck. Once I could get out every day, I swear I totally changed! Not only is it good for you as a mom, it is great for your kids!

  2. I'm glad to hear that things are looking up for you. I find that whenever I feel down, getting up and getting out always seem to help me, so getting out the house was a great step!

  3. Dear Fatima,

    I don't know the exact reason, but your blog is very close to me. I don't have kids yet, and sometimes I wish the time could stop for another 5 years so that I could do all those things I have planned without having kids. But when I read your blog I feel that having kids is the most sensual thing in the world. Thank you

  4. I can relate to this so much. I work at home with kids here all the time and there are days where it's just exhausting. It's so important to get out of the house. Good for you for figuring out what was going on and doing something about it!

  5. I agree. I've been home with a chronically ill child and sometimes I feel like all I do is go to doctor's appointments and run errands. You have to get out of the house and do things for you.

  6. It can be so difficult as a sahm because you are often stuck at home. I joke that the girl at the market is my best friend, because I see her more than I see any other adult. I like your tips for getting out of the funk!

  7. I personally quit 2 out of my 3 jobs because I realized I was down and out all the time because I was always working and had no time to actually enjoy life outside of work.

  8. I'm not a stay at home mom. But, I sometimes get so caught up in my home projects I forget to go for walks or just hang with the kids (young adults) and I have to remind myself to do this more often. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Totally agree with getting out of the house!!!! I go crazy more often than I would like to admit and getting out and doing something, even if it's at trip to a store by myself usually works!

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