It sounds like youre taking on more than you can physically and mentally handle and thats common for moms. We've all done it at some point. If you have older kids, make them help. Everyone seems to be very critical of the Duggars when they make their kids help out, but theyre the first ones to suggest it to an overwhelmed mom. Its just necessary. Kids need to know that they are an intricate part of the household and they have roles and other people count on them. They arent just there to live life and do as little as possible. Your large family is a blessing and never doubt that, but you cant do everything. If you need to focus on school just for right now, then make a plan to push some of the other chores off your plate, even if only for a time, so you can get this done. I only have 4 kids and its overwhelming all the time too. Im working on a schedule for our family to ensure that everything gets done, but not by me!...LOL.
at 10:47 AM on Sep. 3, 2009