How other mom do it

Kristina - posted on 10/26/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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i stay at home with my 4yr old and 2 yr old sons. I am with them all the time and have no time for myself. I am stressed and overwhelmed. How do other mom handle it. thanks

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Crystal - posted on 11/05/2009

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Yeah my family members would never be so nice. My husband and I just try to help each other out. We are each other's support team really. When he wants to do something I take care of the kids and when I want to do something he does the same for me. We only have the grandparents watch them if we really need them to. (Dr. Appointments, weddings ect.) Other then that, it's just him and I making it work. As far as us going out together and doing things with just us .. well needless to say the kids are generally there with us.

Amanda - posted on 10/28/2009

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When I feel myself get overwhelmed my mother in law will take my oldest son, Tyler who will be 4 this December for a sleep over..so I only have my daughter, Shayna who is 13 months old. It's hard, and we need help from time to time...reach out to family members to watch your children for a few hours so you can catch up on a good book or take a nice long bubble bath. Do some shopping, clean the house in peace.

Christi - posted on 10/28/2009

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i don't think that there is any one way to handle it. my son is only ten months old, but he gets so whiney when my husband leaves for his second job that it is often hard to handle. i find that when we go to the park or the mall, i can just kinda stoll and destress. i am also trying to start a group of mothers in my area so that the kiddos can play and i can have adult interaction because let's face it, talking to a baby all day can be maddening.

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yeah my husband travels A LOT for work, while im thankful that he has a descent paying job, we all miss him here.. my boys are 2 and 1, great kids thank God.. but i have a mothers group that helps that i joined through my church.. and neighbors that will babysit.. i try to take them out once a day whether its outside, walmart, mall.. playdates.. you have to break it up , the kids get bored and cabin fever also

Crystal - posted on 10/26/2009

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Ha ha. I don't think there is one simple word for how to handle it. Everyones children are different. Well I have a 2 and 3 year old. How good my days go depends on how good my children were that day. lol. Some things I do to unwind is, one night a week I soak in the tub. I make my husband watch them for an hour so I can get that time away. Sometimes I go to Wal-mart because it's open late so I can just stroll the isles and let go of stress. I do alot everyday. I cook , clean , organize, and teach my children while trying to keep them entertained, it's hard work. My husband knows how hard I work so he allows me to relax to myself once in a while. If your husband doesnt let you do things for yourself then demand it. He will adjust. Good luck.

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