New stay at home mom...HELP!!!

Brittany - posted on 03/03/2015 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I just officially became a stay at home mom. I have 2 daughters, 7 and 9 months. I am TERRIFIED!!! I just have this overwhelming "now what?" feeling. Any tips?

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KeepingupwiththeRobles - posted on 03/05/2015

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Hi

I felt the same way you did. Enjoy it, relax when you can, and always enjoy time with your babies. The housework can be put on hold for an extra hour. Treat yourself to lunch( even thought you will have your baby with you), take a long bath everynow again while the baby naps. Watch your favorite TV shows while you fold laundry. Dont beat yourself up if some days you feel like a failure, or extremely tired. You will realize with being home all day that your house will not stay as clean as you would think it would.. but this is ok!! Do a few different chores everyday and tiddy up as you go along through your day. You will be just fine, enjoy it. Sending you lots of best wishes on your new journey at a SAHM!!

Chana - posted on 03/04/2015

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It gets easier and more rewarding once you let yourself relax and that is hard because you think you need to do everything in one day. It's not going to happen you are one person and regardless of how well you can multi-task you can still only get so much accomplished with little ones around. I have a picture hanging on in my kitchen that my mother in law bought for me when my husband and I decided that I was going to be a stay at home mom; it says "Good Moms of Dirty Ovens, Sticky Floors and Happy Kids". I know it makes it sound like I slack on doing housework but I don't. It just reminds that sometimes you have to let the little things go and enjoy your babies.You will be fine.

Brittany - posted on 03/04/2015

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Yes, my oldest is at school most of the day so that leaves baby and mommy. It's overwhelming but I am going to just try and take it one day at a time. The only person putting so much pressure on me is me so I guess I just need to relax!

Chana - posted on 03/03/2015

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As a stay at home mom I can tell you it is a very rewarding job but it is also very hard. You don't get sick days or vacation days and you are on call 24/7. I tell people all the time that this is the hardest job I have ever had and I love every minute of it. I am assuming that the 7 year old is in school most of the day so it gets easier with the 9 month old as she begins to be able to do more things. My girls are 2 and 4 and they love anything with paper so we have a constant supply with crayons and stickers, glue and markers but only when they have my undivided attention. Cooking activities are also a lot of fun for when she gets older. Empty diaper boxes make great toys too. Relax and enjoy it!

Stacy - posted on 03/03/2015

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Wow! Sounds like you have your hands full, huh?

Can take alot of work to be watching them, nurturing them, and keeping them entertained all at once. I like the philosophy behind this: http://singlemomfinancialhelp.com/get-cr... i.e. the whole "it doesn't have to cost money to keep the kids distracted."

Is the 7 yr old gone for most of the day?

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