how to be best mom you can with 2 toddlers

Robin - posted on 01/13/2015 ( 3 moms have responded )

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with working full time and trying to juggling 2 toddlers seems like there is never enough time in the day to get things right .I find myself feeling like i'm just trying to hold on instead of feeling in control .don't know if i'm being too hard on myself but just want to be the best mom I can be.

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Trisha - posted on 01/13/2015

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:) You will do great if you have a good partner willing to help out for sure. I love my no-commitment Sundays. Your family will forever remember them. Best of luck!

Trisha - posted on 01/13/2015

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I only have a 15 year old stepson and husband, while working full time, and running a side-business with my husband, and I can't imagine having 2 toddlers while working full time!
I have had to learn one thing though, ask for help when you have the opportunity. If you feel like you are barely holding stuff together you are not going to enjoy your life that much. Not to mention the fact that your kids are going to remember the activities you do together, and how patient and loving you are with them rather than how clean you kept the house.
So...Cheat. Once a week eat off paper plates with plastic utensils, or go out of dinner so you don't have to do dishes. Stay at home and watch a movie with your family, without working it around laundry. Do what you can to have one day of the week (we do Sundays) with little to no commitments. When you make dinner, once in awhile do a huge meal and put some aside for freezing, so it alleviates you on a day when you are exhausted. I do this with soups, pasta sauces and chili.
My brother and sister-in law have done something so smart with their toddler (3 yr old girl)! They have separated all of my nieces toys into clear smallish sized, organized bins. She is now only allowed to have one of the bins out at a time. She must put all her toys away before she pulls out another. This might help reduce the amount of cleaning you end up having to do.
Do what you can to make everything easier on yourself. Make everyone help out, and hold everyone to expectations that they can achieve.

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Robin - posted on 01/13/2015

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thank you so much for your advise I really appreciate it:) I will defiantly use some of your idea's .my husband is a big help he works nights to watch the kids while I work .we have no family close by so its just us .we tried making schedules and it does help some but with a 21 month old girl and 3 year old boy doesn't always stick to plan but we are trying we love our babies very much and just want to help them grow to be the best they can ,just feels sometimes you get a bit overwhelmed ,with my daughter wanted to do one thing and my son wanted to do other things and my husband and I wanting to get them learning and doing what they need to do. its like a juggling act lol.but im sure we will get it right .just pray everyday and try our best !!

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