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Emily - posted on 02/20/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi! I'm a stay at home Mom to a 2 1/2 year old little girl. This is the hardest job I've ever had in my life. Sometimes I envy my husband when he goes off to work. I'm reaching out because I feel incredibly isolated in my role. A car wreck had left us taking the bus, so travel is much harder, I happen to be Bipolar, and though it's well-controlled it is always a challenge. Finally, my daughter is dealing with Sensory Processing issues and her behavior is extremely challenging. My husband works 7 days a week and my family is 1,500 miles away.
That being said, I never thought I could love so much or become so creative. My daughter is my world. She is incredibly verbal for her age and she is always coming up with the most random, hilarious things. Yesterday she said "Mommy, I'm going to college. By myself. I go get sea anemones (I had taken her to the Ocean Institute)." At the mall with me and my mother in law last week she kept yelling "I've been kidnapped by pirates!"
She is the light of my life and I feel guilty because sometimes I would die for a break. To have a cup of coffee with a friend would feel like Christmas.

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Christine - posted on 02/20/2013

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Welcome to the group!

I know exactly how you feel. Every Mom needs a break every now and again. If my kids didn't have school now, I think I'd lose my mind. My days are spent cleaning the messes they made before school and after school the day before. Hopefully getting some laundry done and than attempting to do some work (work online).

I too envy the people with day jobs a lot, but then I remember that at a 9-5 job, I'd find myself babysitting grown adults versus actual children, and feel relieved again!

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Liz - posted on 02/20/2013

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Hi, Emily, and welcome to the group.

Your daughter sounds like an absolute star! Isn't it great that we get the opportunity to be with them to hear these incredible things that they come out with?

My daughter goes to daycare because she was in desperate need of socialisation after a bad start from being born at 28 weeks, but I keep her home a lot just to have mommy days and fun. She also had some issues with sensory processing, which became apparent when she started eating, but with some occupational therapy she seems to have turned a corner now.

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