tips on how to be a sahm

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Claire - posted on 06/11/2011

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Every day I make a list of what I want to accomplish. They are small goals and I feel really good when I can take them off the list.

Being a homemaker is such an important job so you should feel really special and happy that you have the opportunity to create a loving home for your family. I love being with my baby all the time because she is growing so fast and I love for my husband to come home to a clean and happy environment. I think it's the best way to show my love and support for my family.

Heather - posted on 06/11/2011

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Treat being a SAHM as your job. When you get to work you probably have a list of things you need to get done, and probably some kind of an order. Do the same thing for your home. Make a schedule (as detailed as you want or just a rough outline of what you expect the day to look like), incorporate to do lists, and just treat it like a job (because, it really is). Do your best to be consistent, but don't get to frustrated when life doesn't allow you to get everything done. The more consistent you are, the more it wont matter if miss a day ;)

Jennifer - posted on 06/11/2011

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Make a schedule for yourself. Like Nike says "just do it" ;) You sound like you already have an idea of what you want to do, maybe just organizing your time is what you need? Just pick one thing at a time, something small. Complete it and move on. The completion will motivate you to go on to a different task
Happy homemaking!

Carly - posted on 06/11/2011

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Enjoy your time with them. You will fall into a routine that works for you and your household quickly. I do agree with Kim about finding other moms in your area. It helps a lot.

Kim - posted on 06/11/2011

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You can join other moms groups to get out and meet moms who have kids the same age as yours...Yahoo has a lot of good ones, I'm in a Yahoo moms group where I live. I also joined MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers), anyone w/ children under 5 can join MOPS. It's hard, I know. I hav a 2.5 year old and a 13 mo. old and pretty much the entire day revolves around their schedules but you will get into a groove and it will be easier to get stuff done. Make a shorter list! LOL Don't be so hard on yourself.

Jackie - posted on 06/11/2011

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i am about to become a sahm i have a two year old and a 5 month old i have worked my whole life and am actualy scared about staying home i get so frustrated with the kids n hubby n my days off that iam worried how i will go permamently at home i hve spent everyday with my kids as i take them to work, i have n idead on routines and fid it hard to motivate myself to clean n play as i have so much to do n i just dont knoe where to start i have a list of things i wan to do or organise but just cant get a minute to start or know where to even start.

my daughter needs a sleep during the day or she turns eral by 3 has recently decided she is goi to fight me for hours about nap time n my son cat naps for 10-30 mins here n there still feeds every two hours n is very demanding
wat do i do ???

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