How does everyone like being stay at home mommys?
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Maranda - posted on 01/23/2010
I love it. It was stressful at first but he is 9 months old now and so much fun. I am actually sad cause I am getting back into the dental field and he will be going to daycare (I guess we will see if I can afford it) I will miss being a stay at home mommy but then again if I can't afford the daycare, I will be back home with him. I look forward to waking up and him standing in his crib with a big smile on his face. We plan on having one in a couple more years when he is out of diapers and then I know I will be home full time since two in daycare is gonna be costly.
Heather - posted on 01/23/2010
I absolutely love staying home with my kids! That way I know I am doing the best I can and not relying on a daycare to shape my children. I never really feel stressed as far as staying home with them, but it does feel good to get out once in a while. We all need a break once in a while when you stay at home home with your kids. It really helps if you have a good support system as well.......husband, family or friends who th kids love to spend time with so you can run out to the store or a minute, or out with the girls for while. I also want to comment on the homeschooling issue someone mentioned, girl if you can do it.....do it. It makes a world of difference. Your kids learn at their pace and you can control their social interaction(for the most part). The range of personalities of kids that your children could interact with at school can be wide, and when they can be devastating depending on how your child reacts to them. Schools are so diffrent now. Don't get me wrong....I had some of the most caring and awesome teachers.......but now days it is har to find a teacher that truly cares for the kids and is there for the kids.
I am a huge fan of homeschool! It is well worth your time and investment.
Sorcha - posted on 01/23/2010
its definately hard being a stay at home mom, like everything it has its pros and cons, you just have to weigh them up. i know in my heart and soul, there isnt another human being that will take care of my kids the way i want to, because they arent theirs. i dont have someone else telling me their likes and dislikes, or they took their first step today.
but it is hard when you are tired, feeling blue, the housework is mounting up and the kids are sick and you have no help. sometimes a cup of coffee and a chat with another adult can do wonders for your mood.
another mom recommended a mother and toddler group to me when i had my first son, my first reaction was im not that sad!! but its brillant. i go there once a week and if i have any concerns or worries, i can ask one of the other moms and someone always knows what your talking about! they have first hand experience, and i always come away in good form.
if any other mom is struggling, id definately recommend a group, its hard at the start, but after a couple of weeks, your part of the furniture.
Natasha - posted on 01/23/2010
well its not always easy being a stay at home mum.You work 24/7 when you become a mum but it is very rewarding. Just remeber that you need time to yourself aswell.you still need to be you,without the pressure of making sure your list of to do things are done. It helps to have people,family and friends that support you and do thing with you. Im glad that i can be a stay at home mum,otherwise i would mss out on all the precious moments that as a mother we cherish, be it the first time your child realised he farted :) its is stressful but its how we deal with stress that makes all the difference.im glad that i get to spend as much time with my kids as possible,before we know it they will grow up and off to school.
Meagan - posted on 01/23/2010
i have 3 kids and i chose to stay at home cause i didnt want to miss anything its very stressful but well worth it but there are some people that cant stay at home cause there single mums and they have to workso unfortuanally they miss out on a lot
Richelle - posted on 01/23/2010
I think it can be a mix of stress and great joy at the same time! I homeschool my daughter and work from home, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! I missed a few years because I had to work 3 jobs as a single parent and usually just got to watch my daughter sleep... that was a whole lot more stressful than being at home ever has been!
My husband is a great guy & loves my daughter like his own... so I like being able to keep up the house, somewhat anyways!. LOL! My daughter & I really enjoy cooking for him after he comes home from a long 12 hr day!
Chelsea - posted on 01/22/2010
well, its something i PRAYED, WISHED, and hoped for... and its one of the.. no the hardest job i ever had! 24-7, no breaks, even when i get a break i'm still around and hearing crying, and very anti social. i'm just hoping that it gets better and less stressful and life challenging (spelling). very thankful i can even be a stay at home mom, and very thankful that i can even tend to being one, managing mother hood, personal cook, house keeper, and child ententainer, and a lover for my huz. and with all of this, trying to lov emyself and take care of myself as well. i believe it will turn out just the way i was thinking of when i said this is what i wanted to be, just got to get organize, and keep my spirits up, which resently i've had to go to the doc. to help me with =/ but i rather do that then never have a smile on my face for my daughter and huz. good luck, soon we'll have this job under our belts, and regular paid work will be nothing to us, if we go back, because its easier then this life lol. we will conquer!
p.s and, i made a personal chore list for myself, and husband, that we strictly go by, and it keeps the house clean through out the whole week. i figured, when i was a kid the chorelist my parents made their house stay clean, why not do it now, minus the golden stars, maybe replaced by some love making cus the husband is happy with the house being comfy and clean all the time haha.. if anyone wants to try it, i'll be more then happy to send it to them if they send a message requesting so. so far one other mom that asked for it swears by it to.
Therese - posted on 01/22/2010
I've been a stay at home mom since my 13 year old was like 2 months. I went back to work and HATED it! Now I have 5 kids and it is totally rewarding, totally exhausting and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! I love knowing that I am making the right choices for what my kids eat, wear, etc. and not some random daycare.
Michelle - posted on 01/22/2010
I love being a SAHM. Though there were times when I was stressed from moving, getting things done and stucked in the house sometimes but I tried my best to avoid getting stressed again. I'm glad I have 4 friends that are also stay at home moms. We go out sometimes for our ladies night out (eat dinner at any resto and drink coffee at starbucks) while the husbands babysit the kids. It feels good after spending time with friends though most of the time my mind is thinking if my baby is doing ok without me coz she's a mommy's girl. It's nice to know that my friends have the same experience about unending chores, messy house, sometimes sleep deprived and etc. We talk about problems, solutions and how to make things better and support each other. In the end, we're lucky that we don't need to go to work. I have all the time taking care of my baby and do chores if I want to or just play with my baby if I don't want to do anything at all in the house. The smile, laugh and tricks of my baby is very rewarding and gives me joy. Hearing my baby calling me mama melts my heart. I'm proud of raising a "happy baby" as what strangers and friends told us. ^_^
Susan - posted on 01/22/2010
The worst part of being a stay-at-home mom is trying to convey to your significant other EXACTLY what you do and getting him to really understand what that means! There's nothing worse than someone saying "well, all you have to do is stay home and watch the kids". I mean, do you REALLY want to know what we do guys, or what???
Chantelle - posted on 01/22/2010
I wouldn't have it any other way. This way I can see when my daughter takes her first step and says her first word. Not some stanger. Who cares if the dishes don't get done, or the washing for a couple of days. You are taking care of something that is amazing and important. I'm only 20 and my daughter is only 6 months. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm not saying that I don't get stressed, because I do and it is natural. But I couldn't imagine being at work and thinking every minute what my daughter might be doing. But then some mothers don't have a choice. I'm one of the lucky ones that can be at home and enjoy it.
Ashley - posted on 01/22/2010
I enjoy staying home with my twin boys, but it does get busy.. Right now my family lives with my dad and his wife, my other mother. I couldnt keep up with everything without them. My husband works all the time and I am the one that stays with the boys. My first kids too. So I am trying to get use to everything with them.. Dont get much sleep either, trying to get them on a scheld...
Rosa - posted on 01/22/2010
i love it! i couldnt imagine having someone else raising my kids. there IS always something to do and i know my children are better off having me with them. my husband loves knowing that he is "the man' the sole provider (finacially) and we dont have to work around 2 schedules. being a stay at home wife and mom is my dream job, what i've wanted since i was a little girl. i couldnt imagine doing anything else. and yeah, there are days that aren't so dreamy. lol. but we all have days like that. whether we stay home or have a job elsewhere.
Tina - posted on 01/22/2010
I was a stay at home mom until mine went to preschool and then I worked part time at a hair salon. I have 3 children, twin boys and they are freshmen and a daughter that is in 4th grade. When I stayed home with them I loved every minute of it because I could see all their first movement and experiences. I did take them to my best freind once or twice a week just to be able to get away a little bit and also to get them use to staying with someone else and not just being with mom all the time. They still are very quite and now the boys are in band and go go go all the time. Enjoy them they grow to fast. And befor you know it they don't want mom around in front of their friends. I get tickeled at them all the time.
Kristina - posted on 01/22/2010
I know what you mean. I love being a stay at home mommy. But there is always a down side to it. For me its the fact that no matter what happens or whose around if my son is upset he always just wants me. Doesnt matter if Dad is home or not. I know it sounds selfish but some of the times it would be nice if he wasnt so attatched. And being a stay at home mom personally is a lot harder than any job someone can have. Children are hard to take care of and on top of it you have to clean the house, have dinner made, have the kids bathed and dressed. Its an all day job. But as much as Id like to go to work I dont think Id want to give up the best full time job of all though it doesnt pay in cash (though it would be nice) it pays off in so many more ways!
Brenda - posted on 01/22/2010
My children are now grown but I was a stay at home mom. I just made sure that at least a couple of times a week I got away from the kids and spoke to someone who was over 4 feet tall. I was a much better mom after a short break. Sometimes I would take an entire day or evening but usually just an hour or so and I was good to go again. When my kids started school I went back to work. Eventually we got disgusted with our public school and started home schooling. Schooled all 3 through high school. Son works for the railroad. First daughter is a small business manager and second daughter loves her job working in a pig nursery. Both daughters now have one son each and are happy with life. Grandma is happy because I get to watch quite often.
Tanya - posted on 01/22/2010
Well when i worked with my first daughter i thought it was hard but really the work is at home when you are at home you cook 3-6xday and are always moving its hard you just need lots of friends and me time...hang in it gets better.(I hope) But I love it and would never go back I am blessed to be at home it does get stressful but no one can take care of a baby better then its mommy...
Ariadna - posted on 01/22/2010
Hi Katy Stevenson,
I saw your post about being a stay at home and a Pampered Chef. That's great. I am also a stay home mom and a Cookie Lee Jewelry Consultant and I also make hair accessories for girls from home. It's wonderful to be able to do something for yourself and earn your own money and be a stay at home mom. I wish you best of luck.
I am a Bow Making MOM
& Cookie Lee Jewelry Consultant
Ariadna - posted on 01/22/2010
Hi Kayla Calahan,
I just joined this group and I read a few of the post. I relate to your comments the most as my husband also work shifts as a firefighter. I always feed my 2 children by 6:00 and they are both in bed btwn 7 and 8:00, regardless of what time my hubby gets home. He usually gets home around 6:30, and he helps me out with the bed time routine, which is nice and we also have dinner together after we put the kids to bed. Is nice to be a stay at home. I really enjoy seeing my children grow and at times I felt like I was being taken for granted, but now I work from home and have to leave for a few hours at a time to do a home show, my kids get to miss me. Is so nice to get home from my show and have my kids tell me the next day how much they missed and it's nice for my husband to do the bedtime routine all by himself. He understands now how challenging being with the kids all the time it can be on me. Anyways, I just wanted to share.
I am a Bow Making MOM &
Cookie Lee Jewelry Consultant
Ariadna - posted on 01/22/2010
Hi Yvonne. I love being a stay at home mom. And yes it can definitely be stressful and crazy, but so much and rewarding. But I also enjoy working and doing something for myself, so I started two businesses from home that that add so much spark and life and joy to my days. So, I have the best of both worlds, although it can get really stressful at times, when time is limited or when children are sick.
I am a Bow Making MOM &
Cookie Lee Jewelry Sales Consultant
Kelly Louise - posted on 01/22/2010
i do and i don't ..... with today financally times i feel guilty that i am not out there to help my hubby, but other times i am quiet happy and staying at home with my kids.... i have done part time work and i was always feeling rushed and my time is to the watch...like every minute was accounted for.. but now i have given up my work i feel really guilty for not pulling my weight so to speak but i am finding other ways in bringing in money to the house hold like taking up ironing or doing house work for others....
Carah - posted on 01/22/2010
i love bein a stay at home mom...cuz i can see my little girl do things and not miss them when shes growin up...sometimes it is very stressful....but i really dont care as long as im spendin as much time with my daughter
Deveika - posted on 01/22/2010
I'm studying as well as having to tidy up , get my son ready, get myself ready, pay bills etc so I feel overwhelmed alot and isolated by the overwhelm and i don't really nvite people to where i live because ireally don't like my flat and i don't knw where to start to make me strt liking my flat or just not caring and inviting peple over ayway.(guess thats th perfectionist in me getting in y own way)so more isolation there haha but I love seeing my child grow into such a nice young man it gives me joyand makes me feel like i'm not doing all bad infact i'm doing alot of thngs right and that thought keeps me going.
Katy - posted on 01/22/2010
I love it, love it, love it! I adore my 6 month old to bits and really enjoy watching him progress each day. It's so rewarding.
However, I've not worked for the last year and it was starting to really get to me. I didn't want to go back to working for someone else, holed up in an office somewhere. Therefore I've just become a Pampered Chef consultant. (Let me know if you are interested in doing this too by the way) It's great! I get to be Katy once a week, not just mummy. I love doing the cooking demonstrations and socialising with everyone. And I'm earning my own money too. Defo a good decision. And I do it once my son is in bed, so I'm not actually missing out on anything :-)
Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2010
I love being at home with my son. After the last 12 months I think I can say it is both the toughest and most satisfying job i've ever had. Its true that there are really no breaks, and I like to remind my husband that even though he has to go to work every day, he at least gets to leave work, while mommy work never ends. My two biggest challenges, I think, would be the sudden lack of interaction I have with other adults, and the ease in which I can fall into a rut with our daily routines. During times when I am frustrated or bored with my days I just have to remind myself how lucky I am to be able to spend this time with my son. And sometimes that means putting the dishes or the laundry aside to make time to just enjoy baby time.
Mirdza - posted on 01/22/2010
It can be stressful at times, but that is why it's important to take the time to do something for yourself, like for example exercise, or do scrapbooking, or build a business an hour a day.... It's necessary to have some ME time to keep us sane. Overall, I enjoy being a stay at home mom. I love watching my kids grow up and enjoy the opportunity to homeschool them. I worked the first two years of my first son's life and hated having to leave him. I am so blessed to be able to now stay home; I never have had to leave my daughter in order to go to work and she is now 6.
Tonya - posted on 01/22/2010
I have 2 agree w/ u Yvonne. while I like bein home w/ my son, I sometimes wish I had a reg outside job. it's alot harder 4 me since I dont drive so, I'm stuck here at home while my husband is at work. my daughter goes 2 school so, it's just me & my lil guy M-F during the day.
Denica - posted on 01/22/2010
I like that I'm always there for my children, but there are days when I think I might go crazy. Sometimes theres too much to do and then theres nothing to do and I'm bored. So I guess it just depends on how your day starts. Always being there to see everything your kids do is a blessing though!
Vicki - posted on 01/22/2010
I like it, but miss the adult world and conversation I have 3 boys 5,3,and soon to be 2yr old.. I love them and love spending time with them and seeing everything, but the house seems to never stay clean and I feel like I cannot get nothing done untill nap time.. and by the time they get up it's all a mess again and is very stressful at times.. sometimes i'm like I need me time.. might sound selfish I know.. so it has it's ups and downs but I love it and love that I don't miss anything..
Maria - posted on 01/22/2010
I am a stay at home mom of two boys ( 4 and 3 years old). I think it's the hardes job out there - and I consider it the most important job. I am very proud to be a stay at home mom. I am fortunate enough to have been a stay at home mom from the very beginning because of my husband who works hard so I can do my job. There are times when I think that I might want to go and get a job - especially when money is tight. But I think about my friends who have to work to support their children - there is just so much time that they are away from their kids. I cant imagine how hard that is. I am so grateful that I was there for every moment of my boys being infants. I was their when they lifted their heads, first smile, when they learned to sit up, when they started to crawl, first words, when they learned to walk, and watched them grow and learn. Now that they are toddlers times are a bit more difficult and challneging but I'm still enjoying watching them grow and feel very lucky that I get to see it all. My oldest started preschool and it was hard on me because I was so worried about him. I know as they get older they will spend less and less time with me so I'm enjoying it as much as I can now.
Being a stay at home mom is not easy. It is demanding -especially mentally. But it is worth it. I think it is important to have some time for yourself and time with your husband. It's a big balancing act and not everyone can do it. I take pride in my job and I love that I can be there for my boys.
Karalyn - posted on 01/22/2010
Its time consuming and stressful at times, but to me, having a baby and raising it yourself, instead of a daycare is the best thing you can do. Just take 1 day a week for yourself. Or get a gym membership to help releive stress. Find other stay at home moms you can relate to. Stay strong, and remember you are the best mom for your own baby!
Sara - posted on 01/22/2010
"Cabin Fever" is something that comes to mind :)
I love my son and I couldn't be happier to be the one that gets to raise my son. Not some people I don't know at a daycare. On really bad days i remind myself that I could be at work with a bunch of people I don't like or i could be home with my son who I love unconditionally.
April - posted on 01/22/2010
I love it. It's all about finding balance. First of all, any psychologist will tell you that staying home for the first six months of your child's life does wonders for their development which is a big plus. Also, it makes things like breastfeeding much less stressful because you don't spent any time having to build a stock of breastmilk. You also don't have to deal with separation anxiety that occurs when you do go back to work. The things that you need to consider are where you will get your adult stimulation from, how you will be able to deal with the fact that you can never escape your job, and whether or not you may feel guilty or have a bitter husband who is having to "bring home the bacon". I would suggest joining a play group so that you get to be around other moms. I also think that it is important to give yourself a break. Don't freak out if you don't get everything done and don't overschedule your day!
If you can do it, it can be a great experience but don't forget that you are more than housekeeper/child care provider and you need to spend part of your time being an adult and an individual.
Amanda - posted on 01/22/2010
I love being a stay at home mom. While I was working fulltime I could not imagine what I would do all day at home with the kids....thought I would go a little crazy. Turns out I am myself again, no stress. We are fortunate enough to live out in the country so there really is not a lot of pressure here. I have found that I can keep myself completely busy cleaning and doing household chores that I used to just rush through. It is awesome to be able see your children grow and mature. However, I do recommend that stay at home moms find time for themselves also, to keep you feeling yourself. Go out with your girlfriends once in a while, have date night everynight after the kids go to bed, meet other moms at the park, etc. Being a stay at home mom gives you the freedom to raise your kids by yourself the way you want them to be. It is extremely rewarding and I believe can make your family stronger.
Diana - posted on 01/22/2010
I have been a stay at home Mom for 21 years, and now I have to find a job because my youngest is 12. It's been challenging, rewarding, educational, fun, crazy, overwhelming, exhausting and fantastic all in turns.( I'm sure I left out a lot of things that I'll think of as soon as I send this Haha)
The biggest challenge has been fitting in all the things I'm ''supposed to'' do. I honestly don't knw how I'm going to fit a job in as well. I thought I already had one! :)
Sanitra - posted on 01/22/2010
I love being a stay at home. My daughter is 7 and I have a baby on the way. I know my schedule will change when the baby gets here. But I'm looking forward to the change. I love having dinner ready for my husband and my daughter when they get home. I'm able to run errands, clean house and help my husband. My husband is a minister so I'm able to make phone calls and take calls for him while he is at work. Sometimes it is stressful financially, but I've learned that there are more important things than material things. We have everything we need. I'm able to give my husband all the love and attention that he needs. I'm able to help my daughter with her homework and really be there for her and volunteer at her school. So I consider it a blessing to be able to stay at home.
Tiffany - posted on 01/22/2010
I completely understand. I have 4 girls- 8, 6, 3, and 2. I love being at home with them. But there are days it is very hard to enjoy it. I would rather stay home than to let someone else raise my kids and see the things they accomplish. It would break my heart. Last year I had to put my 2nd oldest in pre-k. I didn't put my oldest because I knew she would be ok going to school. But my 2nd oldest, she was really attached to me. I knew that I had to put her in pre-k. Luckily, it was just half a day. That way she could get use to being away from me. Most of the year was extremely hard. She missed a lot of school because she would not get dressed to go to school. Unless, I physically held her down to dress her myself. I had talked to the school counselor. She had told me to send her to school in her pajamas if I had to. Now, though, she is doing pretty good. She could not read when she started kindergarten. But it didn't take long and now she can read. I tried and tried working with her when she was younger to teach her stuff. She just had a very short attention span. I kept thinking that she had ADD or ADHD. Something. She seems to be doing so great now. The teacher has no complaints with her. Oh, about the house being messy. I had my oldest two with my exhusband. So, when I got with my current husband and got pregnant, he couldn't understand why the house was messy all the time. I got morning sickness with every pregnancy and would last all day for 5 months. Didn't have any energy to clean. I had to get up with two kids, feed them, get one off to school and by that time I couldn't even stand up. I would start shaking. He even told me he could have his grandmother come over and clean. Boy, that made me mad. That made me feel like I wasn't doing a good enough job for him. He also told my many times that he would love to stay home and he would actually get stuff done. I just laughed. That's what he thinks. He can't even stand it for 5 minutes when they cry or fuss. Much less deal with it all day. He has no idea what moms deal with at home while the dads work. I've had to tell him so many times that he gets to leave his work, I don't. I'm at work 24 hours a day, every day of my life. No one takes care of me when I'm sick. No one takes care of the kids when I'm sick, just me. He could not do that. Plus, grocery shop, pay bills, doctors appointments. It's just funny! I know it's hard sometimes. Just laugh! When you feel like crying, laugh. Laughter helps a lot. Trust me, nothing is easy being a stay at home mom. See, with me, I have none of my family close to me. I moved here with my ex. Then got divorced. I stayed here so my kids could be close to their dad. And I really don't have any friends to come over or to go to their house. I have my current husbands family here. So, I'm at home all the time with my kids. Unless, I go to the store or doctors. That's it for me. Home is where I'm always at. That gets to me a lot. When the weather is bad and we can't go outside, that's the hardest. Then you have to try to entertain kids in the house. And hope they don't fight too much. Anyways! Well, hope I helped some.
Andra - posted on 01/22/2010
I am a stay at home mum i have 2 daughters aged 10 and nearly 4 and a 9 month old lil boy.. i was a single mum for the first 5 years with my eldest daughter.. my partner and father of my 2 youngest suffers depression and we have had some really hard times when he was'nt working due to the depression and that was really hard as i felt like i had an extra child (him).. but we have come along way and he is doing really well now and has a job where we live on site which is great... however i do find it stressfull at times when the kids r having a bad day and he comes in and starts complaining cause they r whinging and i think thats pretty selfish as he has'nt been listening to it all day like i have or when he makes comments about how the house is a mess and what have i been doing all day... and i notice when and if i go out and he is at home with the kids he does'nt seem to b able to accomplish any housework at all lol!!! but i would'nt change it for the world!!! i have only just put my 2nd daughter in daycare for 2 days a week and the only reason i have done this is because where we live she has no contact with other children her age and she is going into prep next year and i felt that she needed some time with other kids and to get used to being away from me.. it was sooo hard for me to do this and i came home and cried for weeks after dropping her off but now i see that she really enjoys it and is benefitting from it and im taking the time to get a few more things done around the house and spend some one on one time with my baby boy... i really do luv being a stay at home mum as i feel i had my children and i dont want anyone else raising them for me and seeing all there milestones and me missing all that... 2 incomes would b great however i think the children benefit more from me being at home with them and lets face it if i had to go out and work and then come home and clean the house as well the house would be even more of a mess and i would b even more worn out and cranky then i am now ;)
Selina - posted on 01/22/2010
I have enjoyed being a stay at home mum for 10 yrs now.
I did have a bit of the stressful times when she was a baby and used to just pass her to my husband when he came home from work and take our dog out for a long walk....
I have enjoyed being here for her all the time, to help her to grow into a happy,confident and friendly person.
The only thing we miss with me being a stay at home mum is the money that we're missing from me not working.... but that is nothing to the years I've had with my daughter, I wouldn't swap it for anything....
Steph - posted on 01/21/2010
i love being at home watching my son grow up but it does get stressful because i crave other adult attention my partner is never home and when he does come home he stresses me out more, i miss working but i wouldnt miss watching my son grow up for the world :)
Sarah - posted on 01/21/2010
i love not missing stuff with my children, but it is very stressfull and my hubby seems to not give a crap that i need a break at times. he is no help at all. i can never have my whole house clean. that is the only part that sucks it just seems like i am everyones maid and people dont apprehciate me enough. maybe i just have the wrong husband.
Cyndi - posted on 01/21/2010
I feel blessed that I actually got to choose to stay home. Before I had my oldest (7 yrs) I had always assumed I would work, but when I brought him home, we decided completely last minute-- and there I was a stay home mom. Now I also have a 3 year old. I love getting to stay home but it is not all peaches and cream. I have good days and bad days just like anyone. But I do feel very strongly about being my young ones main influence before they enter this big bad world to inluence them!! It's fun, exhilirating, fulfilling,and stressful and exhausting as well!!! No one said motherhood was easy:)
Wendy - posted on 01/21/2010
I found it hard to start with. I have always worked and I have now been a stay at home mum for over 12months. I have 2 girls, 7yrs & 2yrs. They are definately a handfull, especially the 2 yr old. Some weeks go smoothly with a routine, but then something simple happens and I am again out of wack. But I would not swap it for anything......