I have an almost 2 year old daughter and I take care of her 24/7. And when I say 24/7.. I mean 24/7. The longest I have ever been away from her is probaly a 5 hours. I get a break here and there to go take a test for school, but that is an hour max. I live with my mom and since I am a young mother (20 yrs old) she doesn't like to help me out b/c she believes that I made my bed so now I can lay in it. My bf comes 3 days a weeks to see us both, but still I'm the one taking care of her. I'm really starting to lose it! And since I'm the one that has soley taken care of her she freaks out everytime I leave and no one wants to watch her b/c she freaks out. Is anyone else a 24/7 mom? And if so how do you get from being completly stressed out? Finally after taking care of her day in and day out for 2 years I'm starting to lose my cool, and find myself crying more and more often. Help!
Asked by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Jan. 5, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by kenzie07 at 12:21 PM on Jan. 5, 2010
It won't help that your daughter is at a very high maintenance age. I DOES get easier I assure you. I'm not a lone parent so can't speak as one but I do home educate all mine and a few things have helped me feel feisty and worthwhile, up to the battle. How confident that shared experince and insight in books could help, I don't know. But I'd recommend this one for starters:
What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing
The more you research motherhood and put yourself in your daughters place the more your'll enjoy mothering ahead of anything else you could do for yourself.
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