New SAHM- HELP!

Sarah - posted on 02/09/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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So as of this past Wednesday I turned in my two week notice for work. My husband was recently promoted up in the company he has been with for ten years (with other promotions during that time and me also being with the same company). This new job has also come with a re-location for him and a generous increase in pay. We are established here in our hometown and the relocation is about 80 miles South from here. We decided in order to save, five days out of the week he would be borrowing the guest bedroom at my in-laws which is great. So now for a year our home with be without the other parent for more than half the time. I refuse to pay for full-time childcare (in order to keep working) because it is through the roof!!!!! *here have my arm and leg, that should cover the cost for a week* and the thought of being a SAHM is exciting for me. I love being with my children and can't wait to make some awesome memories! My concern however is with them. What are some creative and fun ways to help them stay in touch with daddy throughout the week? We have face time but I want something more personal and more caring so my kids won't have that longing that causes heartache because daddy isn't here. I would love all and any feedback.

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Jennie - posted on 02/09/2013

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Hmmm, I was going to say keep in touch through Face Time, but you already do that. Maybe a creative way to keep daddy with them during the day is this: Your husband should write each child a little note for each day he is gone (nothing crazy long, but a few sentences, funny joke, or something. Every day he is not there, your children can read, or have you read, the special note daddy left for them. Maybe every once in a while your husband can set up a little scavenger hunt that leads your children to to something special he left for them...maybe to a book he picked out that you can read to them (or a book he can read to them over Face Time)...just something to get them excited.

It must be difficult to be in a situation like this....would you consider relocating eventually? In today's economy, it's great to have more money coming in, so congrats to that! Good luck:)

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