Kendilynn, I don't think you would get in trouble with anyone for feeling like "just" a mom and housewife. I think it's normal for SAHM's to go through this. It's lonely, nowadays, to be home with the kids - not like it was even as late as the '60's, when there were more SAHM's than working moms.
I agree: it's important to find an outlet to give yourself some "me" time, just to feel like a grown-up. Getting involved at your gym, church, kids' school(s), mom clubs or play groups can get you connected with other mamas that you can befriend.
I also agree that DATE NIGHT is really, really important. Hubby and I have been married for 22 years. When the kids were little and life was stressful - at one point we had 3 children aged 6 and under - those date nights were a huge blessing for me. If you have family nearby that can pitch in and babysit for you every once in awhile, so much the better. If not, hire a babysitter. And if that's not affordable, reach out to some mom friends and see who might like to participate in a babysitting co-op!
It can be fun to take a personality quiz or relationship quiz with your spouse, just don't take it too seriously. Playing games is a relationship builder.
You could also do a book study or Bible study together, with topics to discuss.
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