I am really struggling this is not a joke to me at all. I have 1 child he is about to turn two. I have been a SAHM since he was born. I have a hard time doing it though. There is always so much to do. I can never keep up. It seems like I am working in circles and I don’t have a game plan to clean care for my son and cook. Also I am trying to fit workout time in somehow! My DH works 60 hours a week so he cannot help much. Have any ideas? What routines work for you?
Asked by Anonymous at 3:34 PM on Apr. 27, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by Amaranth361 at 3:57 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by staciandababy at 3:38 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
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Answer by glamomomo at 3:43 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Hi SAHM I am a SAHM also. I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 4 month old. I've had a hard time balancing cleaning, cooking, and child care also. Here are a couple hints that have worked for me.
When it comes to cooking I try to prep as much as possible on the weekends when my husband is here and can take care of the kids. I try to plan a week's menu and shop so I have all I need to make it. Then I prep and cook any meats that I can: this way when I need to cook dinner at night it only takes a few minutes to thaw the cooked meat out and finish the meal. Also I make double or triple batches of family favorites, cook it all, and freeze the extras to be thawed out at a later date.
Cleaning takes place during nap time or when I can have the older boy play at the table (play doh or coloring) and the younger in his swing.
Answer by chrissmom734 at 3:49 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
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Answer by Anonymous at 3:54 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
I have been a stay at home mom for 4 years now and absolutely could not make it without a schedule. I literally schedule everything I do. From cooking breakfast, to doing laundry, to homeschooling my children. We have specific allotted times for everything.
Answer by laciD at 3:54 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
it is that hard. not everyone is cut out for it. my dh works lots of hours, too, and i'm a SAHM of 3. none of them are in school yet, and it gets pretty crazy at times. ask yourself "is this what i really want?" you don't have to feel bad about going to work. there are many working mothers who admit that staying at home is harder. if your heart tells you to stay at home, then you have to commit 100%. realize that if you worked outside the home, you would get a day off once in a while, and you deserve that at home, too. the hardest part about being a SAHM is that you feel under appreciated. no one says "good job!" and you don't get a raise for improving your work. you just have to want it. it is a job, and you have to take pride in it. no one can fire you, so you must be your own motivator. push yourself and reward yourself. good luck. i know it's not easy.
Answer by bestmommyeber at 3:55 PM on Apr. 27, 2010
Answer by laciD at 3:56 PM on Apr. 27, 2010