Help... they have all started school!

Marjorie "Lee" - posted on 02/07/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am really getting worried. My youngest will be starting school next year. I am feeling lost. I have been involved in MOPS (a group for mother's of preschoolers). I am outgrowing the group. Most of my friends there have small children. My life is moving past that. I need new friends & interests. Being a military mom, I have not been in one area long enough to see what other moms do when their children all start school? I have thought of the obvious: finally have a clean house, enjoy the ease of getting daily tasks done, maybe join a gym? Where do you meet other people who don't have little kids and the need to meet at a places where little kids run around?

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Angie - posted on 02/08/2009

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I was really looking forward to the day that all my kids were in school and I could FINALLY, after 13 years, have time to myself. Now you will be able to volunteer at the school - which is a blast!!! My volunteering turned into a job that I loved. Now we've moved and I"m once again at home - alone. I am NOT enjoying it and I'm looking for a part time job that will give me the best of both worlds - time to volunteer, time to earn a few extra dollars and time for me!

Katherine - posted on 02/08/2009

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Hello Marjorie,



My youngest will be starting K'garden in the fall.   I am looking forward to having the time to do the things that I have put off for too many years.  Since you are  a "military mom", there must be other military moms who are in the same situation as you.  Try to connect with them. 



Is there something that you are passionate about?  A dream of yours that you have put off as unatttainable?  Start thinking about how to begin to work towards that dream becoming reality.  You'll never achieve that dream if you don't start moving towards it.  This will give you a goal to reach for while also helping you to adjust to all of your chicks being out of the nest.



You don't have to give up all of the friends that you have made at MOPS.  Sometimes younger moms need encouragement and a wise voice of reason to help them through the rough times that come with preschoolers.  Hang in there.

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