I’m not knocking the newborn stage because it IS exhausting - but MAN - my toddler is walking and I’ve never been more tired. We keep busy all day longggg and it’s go-go-go. How do you stay energized?
I’m recently a stay at home mom looking to scrap together any money I can, I’m very crafty but lost my imagination years ago so looking to anyone out there with suggestions on what they’d buy? I’d like to make binky/pacifier clips I’m also a pretty good artist and thought of doing monogrammed nursery pantings/illustrations of animals but I just feel like people don’t buy art really much and ..... More
Any of you moms are taking any online college courses while being a mommy to more than one child? I have 4 children (5,6,2,1) all boys. I am contemplating returning to college and need some advice on how to manage school and small children. Afraid I won’t be able to do both but I wanna really try... any advice will be greatly appreciated
So I chose to be a FTM as I truly believe in the importance of being present for my babies until they are at school. I do my best, though I’m now having to admit to myself that I am just not a talented Home Maker. I’m not organised, so I often don’t get laundry done on time, or I don’t get to properly brush my toddler’s big hair, or my infant’s bedtime routine has to suffer as I struggle to get... More
Ok, so I'm pretty darn sick right now. I dont know what it is...but it sucks. Nausea, aches, headache, dizziness, exhaustion. All of our family lives in Florida pretty much. We dont have any friends that can really help out. What do I do with the baby? She not exactly mobile yet and she is pretty demanding. I just cant keep up. Daddy works 12 hour days and it's a newish job so he cant ... More
I’m at home by myself basically all day everyday with my 5 1/2 month old and as much as I would like to get out I never do. Between the heat and him hating the car and crying and sweating like crazy (in the process of getting a 4-1 car seat) I just don’t feel like it’s worth it. Should I be taking him out more? The only place I go is to the store for groceries. I have no family down here so I ... More
I have been struggling lately with school out(3 lil kids at home - SAHM), my husband working overtime, absolutely no ALONE time, and family issues. I have days where I get so frustrated with everyone’s needs. It’s never enough and I take it so personally sometimes. Does anyone else ever feel like this?? I feel like I take it out on my husband too, and he takes it out on me as well. How do yo... More
My daughter just turned 10 months old. I'm a sahm and my husband won't take me out away from her, no matter how many times I beg, no date nights, no babysitter, nothing. And forget him watching her for me. Or anyone else for that matter. So basically I've been on duty 24/7 since she was born and I'm crawling the walls trying not to lash out. I love her but this is bloody old.... More
I'm a SAHM and he works full time. I ask him to do something simple (well not that simple for him) like give our 2 year old a bath and he says no, I didn't give him enough notice. When I ask him to please sweep the living room floor instead, while I do the bath (thinking this will save some time and we can both get to bed at the same time after my son goes to bed) he says he will sweep ... More
I returned to work when my daughter was 2 months old but have recently decided to work remotely part time in order to spend more time with her. She will still go to daycare half day while I work, but I want to make sure I am providing enough stimulation and activity for her when she is home with me. Any suggestions on activities for her age? Should I feel guilty about putting her in a sit me up... More
I love my daughter and I love being a stay at home dad, but I have had enough of this country's lack of support for men as parents. I'm angry and frustrated because there seems to be no accommodations for fathers in America, whether it's with parental leave after birth, society's stigma for stay at home dads, or even something as basic as having a changing table in men's re... More
Stay at home parents, I salute you. So I am not a SAHM but I’ve been home the past few days while my 10 month old battles a pretty nasty cold. So anyway today was the worst, she was very hard to console and was sooo sick it just broke my heart, I spent 99% of the day holding her and rocking her while she napped and played with her whenever she was up for it. I think I ate a bowl of cold cerea... More
While I’m incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to stay at home with my baby (for however long - still figuring things out) I am struggling. From feeling isolated (not just from society but my friends who don’t understand my life), to feeling guilty every time we can’t afford something to feeling like I should be doing more more more and never acing one thing (or feeling like I am). Anyon... More
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I just had my first baby two months ago and am staying at home with her, but I can’t take her out anywhere because my car gets too hot here in Texas during the summers. I’d like to take her grocery shopping or just to get out of the house but my car is too hot for us to return to. Sometimes I feel like it’s also too hot outside to stroll her around. Not sure what other moms do to get around thi... More