BeckyLynn - posted on 07/27/2012 ( 12 moms have responded )
My husband and I decided to move our family 220 miles to provide a safer enviroment. My husband worked in the oilfield 1 week on one week off for the past 12 years. I am a Registered Nurse and enjoyed a very active busy life. I kept busy with chidren, family, work and friends. Once we moved into our HUGE house with a HUGE (4 acre) yard,my husband was offered a promotion which entailed him be back in our hometown for 25+ days a month. We have a 10 year old son and a almost 4 year old daughter. Here I know very few people and feel like I never leave our country home. I would love to join a gym or a book club but I can not count on my husbands days off and do not have a babysitter. Not to mention that costs money. I love my children but do not feel like a very effective parent right now. I spend my days mowing lawn, scrubbing floors,and laundry. I take the kids to the park but and nit really being an active participant. I feel lost. I could go back to work but I feel like my children shouldnt have to sacrifice both parents. My husband thinks life at home consists of watching Days and eating bonbons and that lawn fairies and laundry fairies magically take care of the house. I feel worthless right now and would like to have something to look forward too. I want to be the outgoing and active mother I was only a year ago.