Kristin - posted on 08/29/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )
Hi! I am sahm to my son who will be 1 in October with another one (Due March 7) on the way. Our "plan" was for me to go back to work after Christopher was a year but with our new bun in the oven it is just going to be more cost efficient for me to stay home, I will probably go back to school after they are a few years old for my Masters so I can help support us.
Let me start by saying although it took a bit of warming up for me, I really, really enjoy being here with my son. I have had the privilege of personally watching him grow and hit every milestone-mental and physical and I LOVE it. But...I could really use some pointers with the domestic part. I never dreamed I would be staying home with children and I'm not sure I have a domestic bone in my body. Also, my husband really doesn't care much. This is a blessing really. Because of work he is rarely home for dinner and knows I take good care of our son. The rest of the stuff he has told me he does not care about. But I do care and feel guilty that he is working and I can't seem to keep anything but our son running smoothly. Also, since there is another one on the way I really need to find some organization. I would like to hear how other moms (especially the ones who have young children or have done this for years) get things done.... Do you have a chore chart or system? Do you take care of the finances as I do? If so when/how? How are meals/groceries and other activities planned? Tips please ladies!! I want to enjoy my days instead of feeling like a failure by the end of the week! I am forever chasing my 'tail.'