\im a young stay at home mom to 2 children my daughter is age 4 and my son is age 2 and he is also autistic my husband works in the oilfields and travels alot we currently only have one vehicle so i stay at home ALOT more than i want to but its hard to leave the house with my son anyways. i try to keep myself as busy as possible during the day by cleaning regularly wich my son makes sure i have plenty of work to do in that area. i paint when i can i love doing DIY projects right now im trying to really buckle down and loose some weight and i dont know anyone in this town so when i go somewhere its mostly with my husband or if i get lucky alone. i do have alot of challenges and wish i could meet someone that faces the same challenges as me i could talk to i wish i had a friend here but my hometown is 7 hours away from where we live. i cant wait to start talking to some moms ! -Ashley

Ashley - posted on 04/10/2014 ( 6 moms have responded )

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just trying to start conversation with some fellow moms and basically giving my about me :)

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Eden - posted on 04/12/2014

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Well wow lol u poor dear. I hope ur close to town, having two kids n no car can be kinda dangerous.3 years of just being in the house can make anyone feel crazy n like ur life is being wasted in the house, humans weren't meant to spend thier whole lives inside. As far as ur son goes, I was in college for psychology n they miss diagnose people all the time n they r always coming up with new things or different versions of the same illness, so he may very well not be autistic, I used to babysit an autism boy (he was 9) and he never talked! How many people did u take him too to get diagnosed? I understand that being in the store can be challenging n im sure its not easy for ur daughter either. Im wondering if seeing another psychologist about ur son might makr a difference. Have u tired talking to a social worker, sometimes when children have issues n mom is in a hard boat they can help or find way n people to help u with ur personal needs.

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Ashley - posted on 04/12/2014

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I'v mostly been a SAHM for the last 3 years I tried working but with my husbands schedule of him never knowing when there gonna send him on jobs makes if hard and we don't have a lot of help or family support I don't go outside as much as I should mainly because we live in a townhouse that has a small closes in patio and I just feel so isolated we're looking for a house with a fenced in yard that would help a lot because we could get a pool and a trampoline and probably spend a lot more time outside. Also with just having one vehicle makes it tough too but I'm just greatful we have something . Sometimes I do feel like I'm going a little crazy almost like I'm waisting my life away sitting in the house the only place I go is to get groceries. I try to take walks with them and if I have the chance to even take my kids to the park but my son it seems is so out of control they diagnosed him with autism at 18 months but I don't think he has autism he might have some traits but he's starting to talk more it's like his behavior I just don't understand it he's 2 and he wakes up and just starts beating his sister up if she has a blanket he takes it just to make her mad I make them the same exact thing to eat and put it at the table and he takes her food he bites her hits her he bits me and hits me I mean I don't just let him get away with it I try time outs and I do spank my children. But I feel like it's really not working so it's hard for us to even go in public with him taking him to the store is a nightmare I have the whole store staring at us like I'm "that mom" because he's throwing himself trying to get out of the basket screaming wanting me to hold him so I hold him and he starts kicking and trying to wiggle to get down and he runs away from me I'v had to chase him at least 10 times in the last 2 months because he runs off and he's even got hit by someone's shopping basket cause they didn't know a wild 2 year old would be running around the store. I did go and get the harness leash thing but he lays on the floor kicking and screaming that's another reason why we don't really leave he's only 2 so I don't think his pediatrician can give me any advice. Thanks for replying !

Eden - posted on 04/11/2014

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I recently just became a stay at home mom n I feel for ya, I moved away from my town before I got pregnant so I know nobody nearby haven't talked to any friends in forever. Have u been a stay at home mom this whole time? Sometimes being home all the time can really drive a person nuts. Do u at least get outside in the yard with some sun? I dont go outside enough myself but the sunlight can help.

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