I just recently joined cafe mom, and I am a single mother of an 18-month old girl, so I havent had much time to even look around on this site. Let me start by saying I am not a homeschooling mom, but I wanted to join to express my appreciation for the discussion about "why bother having kids" which caught my eye. After reading it, it has really opened my eyes. I love my baby girl, watching her grow, and spending time with her. But I also have found myself longing for more alone time and sometimes I feel like im going crazy. I have pretty much no family or friends that I can leave my daughter with to get a break. The only time im ever away from her is at church for 1 1/2 hrs. I am so grateful to have read these posts while my daughter is still so young. She is a beautiful blessing, and for me to be longing for breaks all the time seems selfish. Spending time with her is so much more important than anything I could find to do on my own time. Thank you to all the mothers who have posted and offered insight that has changed the way I feel about this.
on Jul. 3, 2012 at 10:13 AM