Going a bit crazy at home!

Lisa - posted on 06/29/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am a SAHM to wonderful 21 month old girl. I am struggling to get a balance between being completely focused on my daughter and having very little to do myself. We go to toddler groups a couple of times a week, I see friends and take her on errands with me but it's at home that I struggle. I want her to be able to play at home a part of everyday, not becoming too reliant on going to groups etc. but I really struggle to find enough to do myself. She helps with all the housework but our house is small and it doesn't take long. We paint, colour, read, play etc. but still the time seems to stretch out in front of me. I suffer from depression and really struggle not being busy but I know she needs to just be able to play at home. Does anybody have any advice? Thanks xx

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Nina - posted on 06/30/2013

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I decided to be a SAHM when my daughter was born. Enjoyed the time when she was born and also after that. But soon depression was settling in when I saw my other friends working and keeping the baby in day cares. at around the time she was 19-20 months I was feeling I am just wasting away. Then some one gave me the idea of joining American Red Cross. I was skeptical at first. Then I took my first step and contacted them. That was the best thing I did . Now I am an active member and get the maximum mental satisfaction from working with my team and helping others. These work is far satisfying than the job I used to do before. My daughter is also very excited and she loves to hear about the work that I do which is very different from what daddy does at office. And the best part is I can schedule my work at my own wish. No compulsion from anyone . If i want to do less days I can do that.

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Have you considered volunteering from home?
When J was little, I did a lot of fundraiser organizing for charity. I could do it at home while J played, but it kept me busy and gave me a purpose. Offer to help with a gala, 5K, or some other event. From home, you can contact sponsors, organize or put together decor, design marketing materials, network through social media sites, etc. You can also use skills from your former career. I have a web designer turned SAHM who updates several charitable websites and helps out in myriad ways.

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