About Moms in Scrubs
Being a mom and a nurse can be extremely challenging. We give so much of ourselves at work it can be challenging to continue to give of ourselves at home. I know that this is true for me. Often times I feel like I am letting my family down but I am so overwhelmed and tired that I feel like I’m barely hanging on. This is why I wanted to create this blog. I wanted to create a resource for other moms who are also nurses. A resource for moms who are overwhelmed and need encouragement. A place where they can feel understood. Even a place where new friends can be made.
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Wife and Mother
I have been married to my husband for 7 years. We have 2 sweet kiddos, a 6-year-old daughter, and an almost 3-year-old son. My daughter has autism with developmental disabilities. She and my son are close to the same level and almost like twins, often getting into trouble together and making messes. They are so sweet and fun though too!
I have been a registered nurse in a hospital for about 3 years. It is a tough but rewarding career. I work swing shift so I have mornings at home with my kids but because of the late schedule, I am often too tired and unmotivated to do much. I work random days that change each week so I never know what day it is and often feel like my life is total chaos.
Becoming Better, day by day.
My social life is near non-existent due to my random schedule and young children. I also have never outgrown my shyness despite my career choice and other attempts to overcome it. I also suffer from mild depression/anxiety which compounds the problem. Like many of you, I am overwhelmed by all that I must accomplish in a day.
As I have begun to set goals and accomplish them, I am becoming happier. I am accomplishing more in a day that I used to accomplish in a week. I am eager to share how I have done this and offer help to my readers. Thanks for reading!
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