Shevaun - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )
Hi there! I'm looking to chat with other moms who have husbands who work for extended periods of time away from home. My husband works about seven hours north of our city for ten day periods and is home for four. I've done stretches everything from 10 to 28 days and it's not always easy! I have a four and a half year old and a 19 month old and it's constantly busy and noisy around here. I know that I'm incredibly lucky that he's not overseas for even longer periods of time, but given his line of work, it's a possibility in the future, he's still working on finishing school. I'm curious to hear from other moms who deal with this same situation, regardless if it's for work, army, or other reasons beyond their control, about how they deal with the time apart, cope with the children and their needs daily on their own and any activities they participate in during their time with the kids.