do you ever get to stressed at home with little ones and worrying about bills? Need recommendations

Dana - posted on 01/08/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I stay at home with my 2yr old daughter while my 4yr son is in school. Sometimes I just get so stressed worrying if I'm doing the right thing for my kids and if my husband is going to make enough money this week to buy groceries or pay bills. Then I have to make sure I do the dishes, the laundry, the cleaning and the cooking. How do some of you other moms do it? This is my first time staying at home. I worked the first 3yrs when I had my oldest.

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Emma - posted on 01/11/2010

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Relax we all have the same worries but in the end they all work out,enjoy the time you have with your youngest child to yourself and have quality time with the older one when he gets home from school.Part of your stress is that you no longer have the destraction of work outside the home ,take the younger child out of the house it will do you both good,as for the hose work make it into a game that you can both do and when your son comes home let him join in kids love this i know my three did and still do,that way you have quality time ,fun,the work gets done,and you teach your kids life skills and responsability all in one go.As for worrying about your husband earning enough for food and bills set a tighter budget if not esential do with out,im in the reverse to you now 8 years at home money is tight and now i need to find myself again now my kids are all in school,the main thing is dont stress,if laundry not done will the world end,dishes take 5 mins,cooking can be a family job all join in.

Tally - posted on 01/11/2010

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Being a stay at home mom is very important in my opinion. I am also a stay at home mom of 5, but I found a way to contribute financially.

Working from home allows me to stay with my kids and enjoy them, be there for all the important moments in their lives, avoid the cost of daycare of course, and flexibility to set my own hours.

You can ask for the information by visiting www.MommyEarnAtHome.com

Best Wishes,
Tally

Eva - posted on 01/11/2010

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JOIN THE CLUB! I THINK WE ALL FEEL THE SAME ALL OR MOST OF THE TIME. WHAT I'M PLANNING TO DO IT'S MAKE CAKES TO SELL. I LIKE TO MAKE CAKES THERE IS A WAY FOR ME TO RELAX AND EARN A LITTLE XTRA MONEY. YOU CAN TRY TO FIND SOME FREE TIME (I KNOW IT'S EXTREMELY HARD) AND DO SOMETHING YOU LIKE TO DO. IT CAN HELPS RELAX YOU AND GAIN A LITTLE XTRA MONEY. BESIDES, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE AT HOME WITH THE KIDS.

Leah - posted on 01/11/2010

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I understand! I am at home with my 17 month old, however I worked through her first year of life. Not only am I new to staying home all day but the family income has become half of what it was. I feel like I am doing the right thing by being home with her but that nice feeling will not pay the bills.
Just remember that you do have an extremely important job, with the #1 responsibility being the wellfare of your children. The household chores come 2nd. I make sure that I do not stay in the house long enough to make me crazy. Sometimes just getting out will help. Having a somewhat permanent routine also helps. Knowing your next step can help you feel like you have more control of things. The biggest help for me is the constant loving environment. Make sure you and your husband are on the same page and offer each other the support you both need at the time.

Carrie Jo - posted on 01/08/2010

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I am a mother of 6 ages 14,12,10,8,7,&6 i can't keep a job i got a routine down, but by afternoon I'm bored outta my mind! you can never have enough money and it is very stressfull. being home constantly cooking and cleaning lead to my depression that and i have no friends. The hub and I fight alot over money issues we make it but good luck if u find a way

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