New staying at home mom......am i going crazy?????

Lanette - posted on 04/05/2011 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I use to be a working mom for years, now staying home with my 2 1/2 yr twins b/g.....it is driving me crazy....we can only go to the park when weather permits..if i try reading to them..daughter will only listen while son runs around.... i find my self alter yelling at them to listen.... going to the bathroom....closing door crying my eyes out and praying..... then taking a deep breath and going back to hug them.... any suggestions???? i enjoy my walks.... try to do zumba at home but tooo dang tired after dealing all day.... I tip my hat to all stay at home moms... you are angels???

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Ashleigh Jade - posted on 04/06/2011

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Ive been a sahm since my eldest child was born. So almost 5years!

My advice is take me time, as often as you can
Dont stress about housework too much (it will still be there!)
Join a playgroup in your area (maybe even 2!)
Find a group of mummy friends

Im a sahm now of 3 under 5 and all of the above have helped me!

Heather - posted on 04/05/2011

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Being a stay at home mom is tough I have been one since my son was born 19 months ago. Sometimes you have to walk away, it's better for you and them if you do. Maybe if they nap take one when they do, I find myself doing that alot. Find some arts and crafts to do with them, I wanna get finger paints and a garbage bag and take my son outside one day and let him have a blast, Finding something fun is always a good way to bond with your children. My son loves going to the park when its nice out, and we walk down, he enjoys it, and he gets outta our place (which is too small)

Angie - posted on 04/05/2011

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I am also a new SAHM, and it was a hard adjustment for me. It has taken a month for us to find our groove and set a new routine. Try getting out of the house to do things, even if it is just grocery shopping or running errands. Try finding things in your community to do, like story time at the library or toddler/parent classes. We attend a few ECFE classes a week, so check with your local school. They might offer something similar. Do whatever you can outside of the house, b/c they can get bored of the same surroundings, too. Find other SAHMs and set up playgroups.

Hang in there!!! It'll get easier.

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Beth - posted on 07/01/2011

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I do the same thing and I only have a 22 month old daughter. I freak out everyday on myself, thinking I am a bad mom because I have to say no all the time to her. I cry almost everyday and pray too. No, you are not alone. Stay strong.

Lanette - posted on 04/06/2011

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Thanks everyone I am going to try a playgroup, my cousin is in one and keeps telling me to come out, i may just give her a call and do it....

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