Laurel - posted on 01/31/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )
I am a stay at home mom to my 6 month old and she is definitly a high need baby, she will hardly even let my husband hold her without crying, I love spending time with her and try to balance it with doing work around the house. If I am working around the house she is either right next to me so I can play with her or in a sling. When I am not doing work around the house though I find myself running out of things to do. It's to cold to go on a walk in our neighborhood so I read to her, sit on the floor with her and play with toys, let her sit on the crib and I'll play with her, get infront of the full length mirror with her, read to her, play little games, but i seem to run out of things to do with her. I hope when she can crawl it will get easier but it will also get harder in certain ways. I don't like her watching tv and I made the mistake of asking this question on the stay at home moms site and had someone tell me that they can watch tv and it's not a big deal. I also try to get out over to my families house atleast once a week so she can be around other people than just me. If anyone has any ideas of things to do with her or any ways to find support in your area. I'm from nashville and have just learned not to talk to certain people about how I choose to parent. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. I also feel guilty if I do to many chores around the house even though it seems like I never get anything done. Anyways point is I guilt myself too much and need some support and ideas.