I am pregnant with our 4th child im freaking out and thinking can i really handle being a mum of 4? the stress atm is ridicolous im constantly yelling at my 2 sons who drive me up the wall..every wk i have a think and pray i will get stronger and be a better mum for my kids i feel as though what i do for them isnt enough?.. i did struggle with depression as a teen so i know that can creep up on me and things seem alot worse then they really are..i love my kids to death but sometimes i would love to just walk out of the door lol i just hope my kids give me a break and not fight all the time life would be alot easier lol wishful thinking…

Posted by carmenhopkins40, 10th April 2013

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  • I have 2 kids myself and 2 foster kids in permanent care and have regularly 1 or 2 kids extra in temporary care. I’ve learned to let go and relax even if it’s messy and chaotic at certain times, it doesn’t matter it’s not the end of the world. And yes, ask help if you need it or think about getting a housekeeper and talk about it with your husband.


  • Lucky you! You’ve been coping just fine with 3, you won’t even notice 1 more! Hopefully. I would love to have a big family


  • You can do this. I come from a family of 5 and I have serval friends who actually have 6 kids. It can be tough but, there can also be a lot of joy. Having a good support network will help you heaps.


  • Might be you need help from your family to look after your kids.


  • Do you have anyone to help? if you do, make sure you make use of them. Don’t worry to much, the first few years are the hardest, but then things get easier. Make the most of kinder or school time for the older ones to get a little rest, and don’t worry to much about housework, just do what you can each day. Good luck.


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