Is it okay if I go out out once in awhile?

Justina - posted on 05/03/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have three girls. I have a 2 1/2 year old, 1 year old, and 1 1/2 month old. My two younger ones are not a year apart. Their 11months apart. Haha yeah I know holy! Two months after having my second I conceived with my third. But I literally went out twice after my second was born. And my boyfriend got mad and kicked me out because i didnt ask to go out.But we got back together because we found out we were pregnant with our third.
So basically I was pregnant all last year and only two months I was not and I just had my third daughter 1 1/2 months ago.
I'm a stay at home mom. Its probably still too early to go out but holy I'm on lock down 24/7 haha not a complete bad thing I love my girls Im always with them I just always stay to myself. I don't even hang out with any of my friends no more or talk to anyone or go out. Am I a bad mom to want to go out? I'm not saying I want to go out every night or every other night just sometimes maybe once or twice a month..

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Sarah - posted on 05/03/2014

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Why not find a play group. This way you are able to get out of the house and meet other moms and your kids are able to play with other kids.

Jennifer - posted on 05/03/2014

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Everyone needs a break!!!! Its not bad that you want to go out without the kids once in a while. I am a stay at home mom to my 1 year old and a full time live in nanny for my three nephews 8, 6, and turning 2. I would go out my mind without my days off once or twice a week when my sister watches the kids. Its a big job and just like others get breaks at work and get days off so do you. Don't feel like a bad mom for needing and wanting a break. Those breaks help you as the mom deal with the stress of staying at home with the kids. Happy stress free mom means happy stress free kids. And plus your going out for a few hours once or twice a month, not leaving your kids for days at a time to party like a rock star...

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Jessayy17 - posted on 05/06/2014

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I'm still pregnant but I'm pretty sure I will want to go out once in a while. I spent my senior year of college staying in because I didn't want to be around partying college kids when pregnant but I miss socializing for sure!

Also I know a rock star mom that goes away on vacation and has a nanny or sitter stay with her 2 kids while her and her husband or girl friends get away for an overnight. In fact, I think it's important to do this so that you can maintain your sanity

Find a trustworthy sitter and your good to let loose a little:)

Tanya - posted on 05/05/2014

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I don't think your a bad mom for wanting to go out. I'm a stay at home mom with 1 child. I just can't leave her...

I wish I could take a break but my emotions won't let me.

So I joined a play group and it worked miracles! I made friends and we all go out with our children. It's a lot of fun for me and my daughter loves it too!

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