reminder from stay at home moms

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Elizabeth - posted on 04/17/2014

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I Have Some Advice:
I am a stay at home mom of two boys who are 19 mo. & 3 mo. My husband works and we live in his home town in Louisiana. I am from Virginia and that's where my family is located. I'm not very close to his family and used to cry because I my family was so far away; however, I have learned that as long as I dwell on what I don't have, I'll never make the best of the situation. Facing challenges that we don't necessarily want to face is difficult...
10 Tips

1. Find a hobby
2. Start your own non profit or business from home
3. Join a church or community center to meet new people and fellowship
4. Take this time to cater to your children...time flies by fast
5. Put the kids to bed early and plan a date night with hubby in the dining room
6. Get outside and enjoy the weather...fresh air is essential
7. Pray and encourage yourself...you might have to be your own cheerleader.
8. To whom much is given much is required. Be responsible and suck it up for those precious little ones.
9. Eat healthy and exercise...it makes you feel good about yourself
10. Visit nursing homes, playplaces, make playdates at the doctors office or park. Visit an area of passion...if you have no support, a lot of these people don't either. Lean on each other.

Jess - posted on 09/16/2013

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Mums mix plain flour, Sault n water plus food colouring n u have homemade paint!! Print ur babies foot n hands, u can make cards n giv them to family n friends, there great for gifts too or make some wrapping paper with ur babies special touch xx enjoy

Tami - posted on 05/02/2014

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Alicia ! I wanted to reach out and say " you are so strong" ! I have raised my son alone since I was pregnant (he is 7 1/2 now) so believe me I know how hard it is and I know how much courage it takes to reach out and tell people that you feel alone , overwhelmed and all the other emotions that come along with single motherhood.
PLease feel free to connect with me , I am happy to offer words of help and inspiration if you want them.

I can offer some advice that helped me through when I was home ALL the time alone with my son as an infant and toddler.... join groups - mommy and me , mom and baby yoga ...whatever you like , even connect at the park with other moms. I know when you feel down it's hard to find the motivation but trust me it will shift once you start being able to be you - you will always have to honor yourself and your needs. Easy said , harder to do ...this I know but believe me , even the small things like making yourself a nice bubble bath or a treating yourself to good book (what ever interests you) , coffee with a couple girlfriends - it will take you out of feeling stuck.

Be well !
Tami

Gretchen - posted on 04/24/2014

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Look for support groups that you can join for free, a lot of them are held at church's but only for the reason "it's free". Hope this helps.

Fatima - posted on 04/19/2014

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Hi there! I'm Fatima and my little girl is 6 months old. Yes I'm a first time mom living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the cool thing about here is that there's always something to do with kids and me and my husband just love this area, he down side for me is that I'm 25 years old and all of my friends are still single or they don't plan on having kids so soon. My husband still hang out with his boys and I still have my girl friends, they come over and they love my daughter we plan activities together, but sometimes is just hard to keep the balance between been a mom and just been a woman, if you know what I mean? I haven't go for a drink since pregnant... And I don't feel too social I gain a lot of weight and is just hard.. I would like to make friends with other mothers I think we're the only ones who can understand what we're going trough. :)

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Ashley Starr - posted on 10/20/2014

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Anyone around leesville or deridder, la with a one year old looking for a play date

Gretchen - posted on 04/24/2014

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Hi I have to say your doing a lot more then I have when it comes to having friends over. My friends won't come over so we have to go to them. I'm a stay home mom and today I finally started a new journey with my 8 month old and joined Gymboree. It's alot of work yes to be home all the time. Hopefully you can find support groups to make friends with and get out more. Good luck

Gretchen - posted on 04/24/2014

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This is such great advice and so true. We have to start by taking good care of ourselfs before we can take care of our precious angels. Today I joined Gymboree for my 8 month old and I so we can meet other mom's and make friends.

Doris - posted on 04/19/2014

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Yes, but Sophie is doing all these things, I think we should keep an eye on Crazy103.

Alicia - posted on 04/14/2014

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Hello, my name is Alicia. I have a 18 mth old son I raise by myself. I'm currently in Ohio, which I'm new to. Things are getting extremely hard to make it day by day. I don't have any support here in Ohio so that makes it more depressing. I cry everyday because I feel stuck and don't knw where to start to change things in our lives.

JM - posted on 03/30/2014

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Hi I'm a stay at home mom of a 7 month old which has been hard on top of almost all the responsibility of my step son 4. My husband goes out with his friends gets invited to things and I am expected to just stay home 24/7. I'm starting to feel resentment and jealousy even though we need our own lives too he is having one and I'm not. I'm not quite sure what to do because I'm now starting to take it out on my husband.

Katie - posted on 03/26/2014

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Hi am a mum of a 10 month little boy and prengant again with another boy due in augsted just looking for other mum a don't hAve any friends am a full time mum love it but it's hard going :-))) am from Scotland Stirlingshire

Summer - posted on 03/11/2014

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Hi,

I am so sorry to hear about your loss of friends. It's heartbreaking to think that they left you in your time of need. :( I am a stay-at-home mom with time on my hands if you ever feel like talking. Of course I have a toddler & a littler one on the way due May so I will do my best to get on here as much as possible!!

Dimakatso - posted on 03/11/2014

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Hi,I would love to be ur friend.im dimakatso n my little gal is 8months and im 23years of age.im also new here.thanx

Kourtnee - posted on 03/04/2014

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Hi I'm new here and in search of friends. I have a 3 month old little girl and she's amazing although I feel I need to make friends because we don't go do anything. In a first time mom and I'd love to find mommy friends with babies around the same age:) I'm also 21

Hiesel - posted on 02/22/2014

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Hi I'm a mom of 3 kids..all of kids was boys and was verry energetic and smart kids. one of this kids has a Wilm,s survivor I was really thank like this blog..I was expressing how I fell especially I'm staying at home caring my kids.

Jodie - posted on 01/26/2014

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Hi Alice!
I'm new here too and I just read your post about making new friends, I am disabled and have lost A LOT of friends since I got sick 8 years ago ( you really find out who your TRUE FRIENDS ARE, when you get seriously sick!) so I'd like to meet new people on here and make new friends also, so .... Would you like to be my 1st new friend????

Cassandra - posted on 12/02/2013

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hi i am a stay home mom i have a son is 4 months old going on 5 months on dec 12 and i am kind of new being a mom and be home all of that. can i get any of adivce to keep myself busy when my son be sleep but sometime i be out of energy all together what to do?

Darlene - posted on 11/24/2013

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Hello there Jennifer, my son is is going on 3 in January and he is a skinny Minny himself. He is only 30 lbs himself and he is extremely picky with what he likes. He also has my metabolic rate, which Is very fast. You don't have to worry, he will not starve himself, because even at that age they will tell you that they are hungry. You also have to remember, that you cannot give him something different every time you cook something. He we will be a whatever he wants to make him happy kind of eater. I'm not trying to tell you what to do, but I'm still going thru it. I'm learning this slowly but surely. Hey what are moms for if not to help one another. Its gonna be hit and miss until you get bingo. Don't worry, your not alone in this. He will put the weight on and, he is just short of 2. Take care sweetie and don't beat yourself up, lots of moms are going thru the skinny tot stage.lol

Michelle - posted on 11/23/2013

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Chelene: There are a couple of communities dedicated to work from home opportunities. All you need to do is search under "W" and they will show up.
We won't be relaxing the policy in here though.

Michelle,
SAHM Admin.

Chelene - posted on 11/21/2013

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I just joined and just now reading this message. However one of the members requested ideas to work at home and it appears this message has been up for awhile with several comments.. In this economy moms do need the help of earning income, so I hope this rule changes so we can all continue to stay at home with our children instead of leaving our children to work outside the home. The last few years have not been kind financially to most American families. Perhaps have an area that is only for work from home options and prohibiting these topics on any other section of the site? Anyway I am thankful for stumbling upon this site today based on a google search today. Many blessings.

Rose - posted on 11/21/2013

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thanks for the reminder! I just posted but I didn't put a link to my site so I hope it's ok, I was asking for opinions that I might use on there. I'm glad I read this so I don't post a link or even the name of it :)

Jenflo2012 - posted on 11/20/2013

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Hi I'm new too my son is 23 months old I'm looking for some advice from other moms on here my son only weights 21 lbs I've been trying everything pediasure making shakes smoothies for him anything I can get him to take since he refuses a lot any advice or has any other moms gone through this I feel pretty alone thanks lady's

Darlene - posted on 11/20/2013

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I'm new here too and am willing to learn from those who have the been there done that mindframe.lol

Christine - posted on 11/12/2013

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Hi everyone:-) I'm new as well and I'm from Auckland, New Zealand I have three children two boys 9 and 7 and a little girl who's 4. Looking forward to making new friends!!!

Tertia - posted on 10/18/2013

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Hi. I'm new to this site. And happy to be here! Looking forward to making new friends!

Amber - posted on 09/16/2013

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Hi im new in dis site looking forward to learn from others expiences good things for my family life n for my kid..happy to be apart of dis site...

Alice - posted on 08/28/2013

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im New to this site :) I'm looking forward to getting ideas and learning New things for.my son who is 17 months. I work 12 hours a week and am running out of things to do with him. I don't drive and the.train.station.here doesn't have a ramp for push chair etc. Help! Lol! I am also a young mum of 21 and would like to.meet new people with children. None of my friends have kids! X

Grace - posted on 08/14/2013

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I'm new at this site, thanx. Wish to learn a lot from other stay at home moms.

Erlyn - posted on 07/31/2013

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Hi! I am also new in this site. I wish to meet more moms out there. Homebased mom, single moms, new moms and exchange ideas over a cup of coffee.

Teresa - posted on 07/29/2012

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Glad I found this - because I saw that many moms were asking for work from home ideas, I thought they were allowed to ask for work from home ideas - and I also saw many replies where people have asked those moms to email them or visit their website for work from home ideas. Of course I also noticed that many of the ideas were not free to join or do, so ultimately, the person being contacted (who left their website address or email address) may benefit from the communication. I didn't like that as I don't join anything (to try work from home) that costs anything to join.

Before I saw this thread today, earlier today I joined other moms who have asked people to email them for more info - but my ideas are free, so I don't feel toooo bad that I did. I was only trying to help some moms who sounded really desperate.

Will not be posting my email address or inviting people to send me their email address anymore though, to help cut down on these problems across the entire site. However, I do think it will be difficult for moms to stop asking for work from home ideas when work from home categories/communities exist on the site.

Perhaps it needs to be more widely broadcast (somehow) that moms are not to ask other members for work from home ideas, and that members are not to give links or emails or invite members to send them their email address, so that they can all more easily stop doing this.

Jhoanna - posted on 06/20/2012

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hi i'm jhoanna and i"m new in this community...i just want to say "HI! EVERYONE!"

Marissa - posted on 05/06/2012

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Awesome! I was on another mom site before this and everyone was always fighting and calling people names and being rude. I hate that kind of thing so I left.

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