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I'm a SAHM, Me & My hubby don't have any dependable Family on either side to watch our Daughter so we never get a break. They also live an hour & half away. I love being a SAHM, but sometimes its so challenging. I guess I thought I would have more help from our Family than what we do. My Mom has really bad diabetes (She doesn't take care of herself) & my dad really bad knee problems. My MIL drinks & smokes ( She also does drugs too) alot and my FIL is in Federal Prison until next year due to stealing money. So, we have nobody! Sometimes I look at our situation and it makes me a little sad. But, I wouldn't change being a stay at home mom. I just wish we had somebody dependable for once a week.... :(

How do you get time alone?
What helps you to get "Me" time?

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marcnsarah

Asked by marcnsarah at 7:39 PM on Mar. 2, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (8)
  • You can look into a babysitter or nanny service if you'd like...maybe even daycare..since you love being a SAHM you wouldnt have to have your children enrolled as everyday students...If you have NO ONE who can babysit them for you then those really are your only options. :-)
    ofcourseithurts

    Answer by ofcourseithurts at 7:42 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Have DH take them for a few hours so you can relax but remember to return that favore.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:47 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • We have checked into DayCare and the waiting list here is about a year, the In-Home DayCare doesn't have anymore openings.
    marcnsarah

    Answer by marcnsarah at 7:53 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I'm in your shoes as far as no alone time and no family near. Our closest family is 6 1/2 hours away so I have NO CLUE what "alone time" even is.... for 2 1/2 years. It sucks.
    firenicecream

    Answer by firenicecream at 8:07 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • We have friends we trade childcare with (and meals, etc.)
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:09 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I am a single mom I work full time and I have no one near me to help either, If I am not at work my son is with me - not getting a break sux
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • hire a teen
    stickyfingers

    Answer by stickyfingers at 1:14 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Do you have a church. They can be of help getting you a dependable sitter.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:06 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

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