Becoming a parent brings with it a whole host of new challenges and can at times make you feel like you're in the unknown or you've lost control. Parenting also brings it a whole new source of joy and ability to love which can be a great place to focus when things feel tough. As you learn how to handle the phase that your child is going through, they then grow and develop into a new phase from baby to toddler to "Terrible Two" to "Threenager", etc to "Teenager" to "Teenager" to "Young Adult" and each comes with new parenting skills to learn. Whether you feel like you're a supermum, a failure or somewhere in between, there are lots of resources out there to help you enjoy parenting and give you the information you need.
If you feel like parenting has meant that you have lost who you are and you don't have time for proper friendships, with some help and focus you can change this to feel like you've found a fun new phase of life.
Don't feel like you're on your own, being a mum comes with lots of positives - for one its actually very easy to make friends through the connection of your babies/children and it can give you an excuse to press the pause button on your career and hobbies and see if they are still what you want. There are lots of resources available and places like www.netmums.co.uk have a wealth of resource all on the one site.