Posted in Multiple Children, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Toddlers, Working Parents

Groundhog Day

Anonymous

I work full time and care for me 2yr and and am expecting another child. Lately, I’ve been feeling like everyday is just the same ole same ole. Of course there’s the part of me that feels guilty because I know how blessed I am, that there’s no drama per se. But, I’m just curious how others spice up their routine.

  • Ali
    Oct 10

    I feel the same! Going on vacation and hoping it helps. It has helped me to have a girls night out but I don’t do it enough!

  • Courtney
    Oct 10

    I feel the same wish I could get out of that rut

  • Diane
    Oct 10

    Plan fun activities for the weekend at the beginning of each week so you have something fun to look forward to. Or maybe go out to dinner every week, even if its just to mcdonalds so your child can play in the playground there 😬. Or find a good show on netflix you can watch after your child is in bed! Just little things to change things up a bit.

  • Birdie
    Oct 10

    Play the quarter game. Heads you go left, tails you go right. See where you end up then explore the area. Or explore your city by the little towns. Chinatown, little Italy, little Armenia, etc. And eat the food.

  • Anne
    Oct 10

    It can be tough in winter but you definitely have to get out of the house and try doing different things. You can search on Winnie for places to go or just drive to a new store or a library in the next town or whatever and see what happens. My kids are in school now and I miss having all that free time to do whatever we wanted! I wish I had given myself more of a break from the routine before the grind of school pickups, drop offs, homework etc started.

  • Jenni
    Oct 11

    Since you’re expecting a second, you could plan some special weekend outings with your two year old to change it up (zoo, aquarium, etc.) or without your little one - like a date night. I’m not going to lie, having two kids makes life even more routine, so to combat the hamster wheel feeling, I just had to make more effort to plan different activities for us.