I just started a new job working online from home. I love that I get to still be a stay at home parent while also being able to provide for us (single parent). However, I’m finding it difficult to keep my 14 month old entertained while I’m working. She is very attached and likes playing with me or checking in with me very often (not complaining, I love this! But I need to find a balance in orde... More
I had an awful day and night. Had 3 breakdowns where I just hysterically cried. I have a two year old, a one year old, and am 9 months pregnant and I was with the kids all day while my husband worked. It was fine for the most part except my one year old gets into EVERYTHING that it’s just too much to baby proof. And it blows my mind I can’t get a single thing done such as washing dishes for 10m... More
I have 7 children. 6 of them are in school and the 7th one is 6months old. My school kids get up by 6:30 and I wake baby up around 6:50 to change her diaper if needed and then take kids to school by 7. We get home about 7:10 or so depending on traffic and then I feed the baby and she goes to sleep @7:30ish and sleeps for 2-3 hrs. I am just so tired I want to go back to sleep as well but I feel ... More
I have a 6 month old and a 2 year old. How can I get them on a schedule? I am a SAHM. My son wakes up around 6am and takes his first nap around 9 or 10am (30 minutes to 1 hour) then wakes up takes another nap at around 1pm (30 minutes-1 hour). The another naps at 3 or 4 (3 hours to 4) and then goes to bed at 9 or 10pm and my daughter wakes up at anytime from 7 to 9 am and takes a nap with my so... More
I need to know how parents stay energized and motivated. I have a toddler, three dogs (one is a foster that I’m still trying to find a permanent home for without having to take to pound or something else) and a cat.. I work 3 whole days and two half days a week and I have no energy to do anything even clean up the house most of the time.. I have severe anxiety so I’m trying to stay away from co... More
I live at my mother’s house with my husband and children. Both of us are stay at home parents. What can I do to fill up my days and be productive?
Let me preface this with it is okay if the answer is that there is no good answer. I have a three-year-old and 8 month old, and I work part time at a job that demands more brain power than I generally have. Though I enjoy cleaning, I’m rather messy by nature, but I keep the house pretty picked up, thanks to my very Type-A husband who never adds to the mess and complains when things are not to h... More
They don’t have to do chores. How do I suggest that they start?
Hi Parents!- Did anyone take the plunge from working to SAHM? My work doesn’t allow working part time and I have three kids under 5. The cost of a nanny or putting them in daycare is higher than what I make working full time. I do love my job and the temporary “respite” from parenting. I would love to hear of your experience. TIA!
Hi, is it normal to feel like my house is disgusting? I sweep and clean a lot during the days but with my kids home I feel like I can’t keep up! I called a cleaning company but now I feel guilty because I can see that as a SAHM it should be my job and I could use the money elsewhere Idk....
I’ve been a full-time mother, caring for my 2 year old and 11 month old, but am now trying to make my way into some part-time or/ and freelance work. However, I barely get any time to prepare for this scenario- polish up my CV, contact old peers, look for some refresher training etc, because of my current full-time ‘job’. We employed a ‘nanny- housekeeper’- though cleaner-babysitter is a more... More
I have a newly 6 year old and a newly 2 year old and both myself and hubby work full time. I’m gone typically 11 hours a day for work throughout the week, he handles drop off, I do pick up, dinner, and much of the evening grind. Every evening is a similar battle: they are each super excited on pickup, big hugs, and as we get home, the grind starts. My older one is an extremely picky eater, and ... More
I need to know how everyone else divies up the chores. I am a stay at home mom and my husband works (but not full time). He is responsible for mowing the lawn...that's it. The rest is on me. We have a 2 year old and a 6 month old. He won't even put the 2 year old to bed and he has never given either of them a bath. So, at bed time, it's always so hectic because no matter who I try t... More
I live with my mother and grandmother, with my husband and children. Neither one of us work and if we didn’t have supportive parents we’d be living in the street. I want to start my own business but I have no idea how to start. What’s worse is that I’m supposed to have all this time on my hands but yet I don’t bother start on anything. I just play video games to get away from the stress but as ... More
How do I put this phone down and rest? I just follow around this ball of energy all day and when she goes down and it's quiet I'm like finally, some me time! And then I'm on my phone forever googling stupid stuff or on Pinterest or on this app and I lose a ton of sleep. How do I put this sucker down and get some rest?
I’m a full time mom to a rambunctious 20 month old, full time toddler teacher at a learning center, and I’m also taking two college courses at night. I’m so overwhelmed. I have so much for my classroom to do, schoolwork is piling up, and when I’m home I try to be available to spend as much time with my son as possible. How do other working parents juggle everything and still spend time with the... More
I’m having a hard time starting to lose weight and getting back to a healthy routine. By the time my son goes to sleep at night, the stress of work and the usual family life... I’m so exhausted and have no energy. I used to be active before I was pregnant, but now I’ve gained close to 80 pounds, most of it from night time emotional eating. I’m so ashamed and I can feel my overall health declini... More