Anyone else having a hard time juggling work and motherhood?!?! I feel guilty when I’m not with my son and before he was born I know I’d give my all at work, and although I still do my job as I should, I feel guilty I don’t put in the same effort and attention I used to. I called out of work today because I had an ER scare with my son last night and even though nothing comes before him and I k... More
FTM here! Looking into trying out working from home while being a full time mom to my baby early next year, he will be 1 yr old then. We don’t have any family nearby to help us & my husband & I agreed that it’ll benefit our baby if 1 of us is the primary caregiver for at least the first 2 years or until we can afford to send him to a daycare / preschool which I heard gets cheaper as the... More
Currently 27 weeks pregnant with a 7 month old.. hubby wasted no time 🙃 (he and his brother are a year apart, so he has this idea it’ll be easy and they can keep each other company since they’ll be close in age etc, so against my better judgement I agreed with him 🤦🏾♀️) it’s been over a month since I quit working but it seems like I’m more tired now than when I worked 😩 but I dare not vent to ... More
Anyone else hastily eating Oreos in a locked bathroom right now while you play the running water soothing sounds on your phone to convince your family you’re taking a quick shower before bed so you can have 7 minutes to yourself? No... just me? I figured. Ok.
Hey do any of you have experience working as a freelancer on “upwork” or “peopleperhour” I want to see what I can do on them to make extra money at home. If so any tips or requirements that I should know before I try it out? Any ideas to make money from home will also be appreciated. Thank you.
Lately I’ve been feeling a loss of self identity. I have no idea who I am anymore. I’m so consumed with cleaning, cooking, and nurturing that I do not do anything for myself. I am going to college but I’m so overwhelmed with balancing school work and housework and now college isn’t even fun and it feels like a chore. I thought that going back to school would make me feel like I’m doing my own t... More
Any other mommies or daddies that are working on their degrees while taking care of an infant? I've just discovered the struggle of writing an essay when you have to stop your train of thought after every 30 minute nap baby takes! What are some tips or trick you use to balance everything?
Hello I am a stay at home mom of two children. I am tired and all over the place. To give you an idea of what I mean in the morning i take my daughter to school at 7:45 and my son to a preschool at 8:30 i go home cook and clean then pick up my stepmom from her job around 12 to 1230 to pick up my son at 1. the i go home to drop them off and pick up my daughter at 2. I finish cooking or cleaning ... More
I've been engaged for almost 2 years and we have a 1 year old son. My fiance works full time and makes a comfortable amount of money. I'm home all day and work only on the weekends. In my opinion that's me working 7 days a week. We split the bills 50/50 but I'm almost out of my savings and don't make enough a month to continue paying half.... any suggestions? Also I come hom... More
I work from home full time. My husband’s work schedule allows him to have our kids home about 3 days a week. My husband always needs my help “for just a minute”, 30 minutes later I am trying to focus back on my work. Add in crap internet service and my work is constantly interrupted!! This is taking a toll on my quality of work. Does anyone else feel like their work quality suffers becau... More
I’m trying hard not to compare myself to other mothers but man, is it hard not to. I’m a SAHM with one child. I see all of these Moms with multiple children, who work full-time, do volunteer or extra-curricular activities, be a good friend and wife. They cook whole food meals and manage to just have perfect balance while managing everything and more. They work out, go on date nights, and ha... More
My husband and I are hoping to plan a couples trip to Cabo (I’ve been dying to go for years, but avoiding it due to Zika) after our baby is born. Wondering how many months after your babies were born did you feel comfortable leaving for a couples weekend? I think we’ll want some time to reconnect just the two of us, but not sure what timing will be best.
I’m active duty military and I’m struggling. My husband goes to school full time and works. We are relying on his degree so he absolutely needs to complete it which will be this February. My baby has had breathing issues since he’s been born. He’s prone to many sicknesses easily such as the stomach bug or flu. I’m up all hours of the night in the ER with him Atleast twice a month. He’s getting ... More
Hello everyone, I am new to Winnie. I wanted to post my situation and see if anyone could relate. I have two girls. 7 and 3 1/2 years old. I am not working right now but they both go to school/daycare during the day. When they come home, its all me taking care of them until they go to sleep. When they wake up, its me getting them ready and on the weekend, my husband has so many obligations that... More
I find time management difficult with 2 kids. I tend to have a ton of errands and other adhoc things to do. I keep track of those on a list right now, but I inevitably forget or procrastinate. This then leads to anxiety: "I’m not doing the things I need to do, I keep falling behind on my life." Does anyone else have this problem, and what have you tried that has helped?