Amanda - posted on 05/30/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )
I have been diagnosed with depression with anxiety and insomnia dating back to when I was about 10 years old. Right now I am in the middle of a life style transition from military to civilian life. I'm single, I'm jobless, I'm supposed to start school soon, I'm depressed, I can't sleep, and I'm with my child so much she's driving me nuts! I don't have a lot of money so it's hard finding people to watch her. My family lives far away, her daddy is in egypt with the army, and his family is dealing with a series of very sick relatives. With their family having so many people with severe demanding health problems I almost feel selfish telling them I feel like I'm not getting much support. What are some things I can do to 'de-stress' or possibly get some time to myself!? How do you find temporary babysitters when you are new to the area, don't know a lot of people, and don't have a lot of money? I would love to just have someone keep her for one day a month so I can just sleep by myself for a few hours, take a hot bath, or look for jobs in peace!