Posted in Child Care, Mental Health, Multiple Children

Anyone else with 3 kids under 4.5 and have no family around ? What do you do for help ??

What do you do for help around the house and kids?? Multiple tries to trust strangers in my house failed!! Would love to get some HONEST and EXPERIENCED comments Thank you

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Apr 23

    I am in that situation! But honestly, I haven’t found a solution. I don’t get help ( my husband is rock star though), except on rare visits. I have become pretty innovative on accomplishing chores and errands. And my husband and I do date nights at home on Saturday nights after the kids go to bed. I wish I had a better answer.

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Apr 23

    Oh, I want to follow it up with I think I’ve got a system in place that gets the chores done. Each day of the week has certain tasks assigned to it, and every day gets things like meals and kitchen cleaning and dishwasher. I also utilize my kids to help with putting stuff away or cleaning windows or vacuuming, and I definitely utilize the tv when all heck breaks loose. I make sure to bring special snacks and activities to errands that are extra boring (like animals to the vet), as I never use tablets or phones as entertainment. I think it works reasonably well considering the chaos that three little ones can put together. :)

  • May
    Apr 25

    Have you thought about daycare? We signed up for assistance (low income family) so we only pay $260 a month. When I get off from work early enough I’m able to do more around the house because I don’t have to pick them up right away.

  • Jennie
    May 02

    What exactly are you needing help with? I'm happy to share my methods of chores/routines/etc. I have 4 kids and 1 on the way (when I had 3, they were 3.5, 2.5 and baby) so I've been through several stages. Let me know where your struggling and I'll see if I can help!