I am a single mom of two, a 7 and 8 year old. I started running a few months back. It's something that I enjoy and want to continue. When I started I had help at home. I was able to go out running in the morning before my kids got up. However I no longer have that help. It's becoming harder and harder to get out. I'm learning if I don't do it in the morning it usually doesn't happen at all. So here's my question.
At what age is it ok to leave your kids in the house. I'm referring to a 30-60 minute time frame where I will be in the neighborhood. My kids dad thinks they are old enough. And they would be sleeping so chances are there won't be any problems. But I am unsure about it. Most of my friends don't say their opinion one way or another. Maybe they don't know or maybe they just don't want to say. One has said she just started doing that. She has a 8 year old and a 13 year old. I'm not sure that is the same situation bc she was waiting for the 8 year old to get older, more so than the 13 year old.
With the time change it's lighter earlier. I really want to get out there a few mornings a week. I just don't know though, are my kids old enough?
on Nov. 4, 2013 at 6:54 AM