Stay at home mom

Donna - posted on 08/10/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I am a stay at home mom.. I have two girls.. One is two and the other is three months... My husband works 12 hours... One week he is on day shift and then the next he is on night shift... I get stressed and overwhelmed and I feel so bad when I am telling him about because he works 12 hours and doesn't get very much sleep and somedays he doesn't get a day off... I love being a stay at home mom... I wouldn't trade it for anything, but I want to to be able to talk to other moms who understand what I am going through... I have been looking for a place for a while that I can do so... And this is the closet that I have found...

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Donna - posted on 08/27/2012

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It is nice to find other moms who feel the same way and are kinda going through what I am... I have tried other "mom" sites, but none of them are like this one... I like the fact that I can talk to other moms and wife and y'all can respond... It is nice to talk to other moms... My sister in law and her family live next door, but they both work... I watch my youngest nephew when they are at work and I get my eldest nephew off from the bus and I make him do his homework.. Through out the day i teach the kids their colors and such... She works all the time... She gets two days off and it makes it hard because it is during the week and she is busy running her errands... I don't have many friends... Two of my friends aren't moms so they don't understand... I have one friend who is a stay at home mom also... Her and I talk through out the day... So, it doesn't feel like we are just talking to kids all day... But I am very happy that I have found this webiste and I hope to make many friends on her...

Sarah - posted on 08/11/2012

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@michelle I do the "honey do" list too!! That way he knows what I'd like him to do if he's bored and has the day off and I don't have to nag, it's just there in the open for him to see and accomplish.. And I totally agree with mommy-play-dates.. Sometime you need to just vent to other who are in your situation. I actually have 2 different play dates today and am super stoked to just get out of the house and hang out with the kids and my friends and their kids!

Michelle - posted on 08/11/2012

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OMG thats my story...my husband works different shifts on different days and my boys are older now five and six though...but it gets frustrating and I want his help but feel guilty for asking because he is barely home and should be spending time with the boys....I do a couple of things Once a month we have a date night just me and him...So we can just be together and get away from the house and kids etc.....I also have a must be done list for him. I only choose three things each week and those are the three things I NEED him to do or / help with during hte week. The rest I reach out to family and friends to help me with if my boys have practice at two different places I call my sister or a friend and ask to help me out....I also keep in touch w/ my girlfriends and have my friends over once a week just to get together it helps me forget about the 1001 things going on around me and its a great way to destress I can complain to them and they complain to me back and my hubby doesn't have to sit through a complaint session with me.

Sarah - posted on 08/11/2012

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You and I are pretty much the same person!! I have a 2 and 1/2 year old girl and a 3 month old son.. My husband also works "shift work" so he's on nights for for 4 nights and then 2 days off and then he's on days. He also works only 12 hour shifts.. And I too am losing my mind! I started crying last night because I'm up all day with my daughter and then my son is a HORRIBLE sleeper and hadnt slept long than 3 hours all night. By 4 am and my 5th time waking up I was exhausted and so frustrated.. It's rough!

Donna - posted on 08/10/2012

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Thank you... I am working on getting my GED... I got pregnant when I was still in school and I just stoppped going... So, between taking care of my kids and my husband and cleaning I am working on getting my GED and reading... I really enjoy reading.. And every once in a while I just want some mommy conversations...

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I think most of us feel the same way. I still struggle with this myself. Try meetup.com they have mom groups all over the place so you can meet other moms

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