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Snickerzzz_33 - posted on 06/23/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )

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So.. hi ladies :)
how's it like being at home all day? what do you do? And if I may ask how old is/are your kids? Is it hard? My daughter is 2 months and 5 days. Thank you

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Bethany - posted on 06/23/2012

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HI, I'm Australian too. I have one 3 year old girl. No health issues in any family members. My husband works in an office day job, eats what he's given and takes us as we are. I don't do any paid work.

As for staying at home, that's only on Mondays. My daughter and I go to activities every other day, and on the weekend we do family things. Tuesdays we go to a large playgroup and chat with other mums and play with the kids, Wednesdays I run a local play group for under 4s and their carers, Thursdays we have a standing playdate with a family that I met through constantly meeting them at the library, so we decided to do something together each thursday, Fridays it's kindergym at the PCYC.

These are morning things, the afternoon is usually home just playing and cooking and whatever needs doing around the house, and I hop on the net usually, for a little while. We like gardening, so we do a bit of that if we feel like it.

I followed flylady.net for quite a while to get into good house habits and that's put me in good stead, I don't refer to that each day any more, the habits are engrained now.

It changes as your kids grow. But I definately recomend getting out of the house just about every day, for a while anyhow, whether it be a walk, meeting a mum's group, the library, the park, the pool, walk around the shopping centre, whatever. Get your washing hung out and then hit the road. Saved my sanity. You'll get your own groove on as you go along.

I gotta go and glue some leaves on some cardboard now, we're making party hats, apparently.

Lisamarie - posted on 06/24/2012

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Hi, I'm English. I have a 5 year old and an almost 3 year old.
I have no income, my husband works full time to support us; for which we are very grateful. My daughter is at full time school and my son and I do activities during the week. We have a government funded mummy (and daddy) and baby group who hold sessions for children under five with a minimal donation.
On Mondays we go to "Moving On Up" which is a session that mirrors the nursery setting in which the 3 year old's will be starting come September. On Tuesdays and Thursdays we go to a 2 hour session called "Stay and Play" where you literally do what the title indicates; stay and play; painting, water, toys, play doh, dressing up, etc. Wednesday is "Mucky Pups" day which my son particularly loves; bowls of goo and other icky stuff, huge pallets of paint, whipped cream; everything you can think of to get as messy as possible. The children sit in the paint, catch "fish" in the water. And Fridays is "Crafty Cooks" which again does what it says on the tin, the children get to try different foods and learn to make cookies and cakes and other fun things.
Weekends are family time. It works for us;although I'm sure my husband would be more than happy to have an extra income but we're trying for another baby so he'll have to wait. :-)

Stifler's - posted on 06/24/2012

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I'm from Australia too... I have a 2.5 year old and a 1 year old. It's tiring but they are pretty good kids. I baby sit some days so we stay home that day but the other days I mostly visit other people for a play date or take the kids out shopping or to the park. They follow me around while I clean and we read stories and draw pictures... lol. I agree with Bethany get a load of washing out and get out of the house.

Sharlene - posted on 06/23/2012

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Im from Aust, I am also ASAHM. with 4 children 9,8,2 and 1 yrs old. I also have a home business and love being on com. Your baby is still very new, How are you finding mummy hood.

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Snickerzzz_33 - posted on 06/28/2012

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lol :) I only drink one glass in the morning. too much isnt good for me

Lisamarie - posted on 06/27/2012

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Definitely coffee, probably too much but oh well, it keeps me sane! lol

Snickerzzz_33 - posted on 06/26/2012

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Im originaly from Israel, now living in Arkansas. My husband works hard, Im just home all day, I dont have a driver licence, so I cant get out of the house much exept for short walks with her, cause its too darn hot. I find being a mom pretty easy cause my mum had a day care when I was younger. And I helped her bunches. I want to open my own restaurant in a few years (about 4). Im happy to wake up by her sounds for hunger, I enjoy every minute of it, even tho I dont get lots of sleep. I also take care of the house cause my dh works really hard to support us. On Sundays and Weds. he doesnt work, so I get more sleep. I would love to meet more women in my erea cause I have no friends here. I got prego last Aug. and I've pretty much learned everything from the internet . I know I'll make mistakes, but I wont be mad at myself, I just want to do th best I can for my angel. she deserves everything from me as much as I deserve her :) I have to wait till I get my greencard in order to get a job or to try for a d. licence. well, Im happy I have lots of patience, lol

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