Taylor - posted on 03/04/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
I'm a SAHM of an extremely energetic 2 year old boy and another extremely energetic 8 month old boy. I love my kids, I can't imagine having a full-time job that would require me to be away from them 40 hours a week-- Not that we could afford the day-care costs anyway. Recently I have found myself really, very, EXTREMELY stressed out. I feel like every word out of my mouth is, " NO!" or, "DON'T TOUCH THAT!" The endless laundry, cooking, dishes and diapers is really starting to get to me. I hardly ever leave the house to do anything. I certainly never go out by myself. I've reached a point where the stress and frustration from one day just rolls into the next, I never have time to unwind and I find myself constantly yelling at my kids and snapping at my husband. I feel like some me time would make me a better mother and wife.
That being said, I need reccomendations for things to do outside of the house. I'm still nursing my little one (Stubborn boy will not take a bottle) so I can't/don't feel comfortable commiting to a job that will require I be away for long periods. Money is tight so preferably something that is very cheap or free would be great. As pathetic as this sounds, I don't really have any friends to go out with.
I would really love any advice/words of encouragement from anyone who has felt or is feeling this way. Thank you so much!