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Normalising Therapy: My Journey as a Mother of Three

By September 28, 2023No Comments

Today, I’d like to share a new chapter in my life – I’m getting ready to start therapy. Join me as I delve into a form of self-care and acknowledge its importance in our roles as mothers.

Why Therapy Now?

Being a mother of three is A LOT. As my children grow more independent, I’ve realised the need to care for my own well-being more than ever. Seeking therapy isn’t a sign of vulnerability; it’s recognising the necessity of prioritising my mental and emotional health.

Let’s take a moment to think about why we should embrace therapy and integrate it into our busy lives:

Self-Care Is Important: Just as I nurture my children, I must also care for myself. I am hoping that therapy will offer a space where I can explore my thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment.

Navigating Midlife Challenges: Middle age brings its own set of complexities – teens, changing family dynamics, and more. Having a therapist will mean that I can talk to someone about that who isn’t my friend or my partner.

Prioritising Mental Health: As a mother, I’ve been know to put myself on the back burner. Therapy is a valuable resource for addressing anything that may arise as I navigate motherhood and all things middle age.

Strength In Seeking Help: Seeking therapy isn’t a sign of weakness; for me it is a sign of strength and wanting to grow. It also sets a good example for my children, showing them that seeking support when needed is a good thing.

As I prepare to begin some therapy, I feel good about it. I’m not looking for a quick fix, but rather an opportunity for personal growth, self-discovery, and improved well-being.

I invite you to join me on this journey. I’ll share my experiences, insights, and the wisdom I gain through therapy. Together, we can diminish the stigma surrounding therapy and create an environment where it’s celebrated as an essential aspect of self-care, especially for mums.

To all the wonderful women and mothers out there, no matter how many children you have, remember that your mental and emotional health are crucial. Seeking therapy shouldn’t be a luxury; it should be a necessity. Let’s collectively eliminate the stigma, make self-care a normal part of our lives, and create a world where therapy is seen as a means for mothers to find peace and resilience. Stick with me on this adventure; it promises to be an enriching experience.

I’d love to know more about your thoughts on therapy – drop me a line here 

Take care.

Lucy aka Geriatric Mum

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Lucy Baker

Lucy Baker

Lincolnshire-based Lucy Baker is the founder of Geriatric Mum blog and mum to three children who are age 12, 10 and 3. Lucy had her last baby at 43-years-old - which is why this blog was born.

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