I live with my mom (who works full time) and my two boys (almost 3y & 4m). I recently obtained a job, part-time for right now, after being a SAHM for almost 3y. I worked 2 days last week then the office went on Christmas break until the 2nd. My oldest is also in pre-school so he's been home with me as well the entire time I've been off work and goes back to school on the 2nd. I'm finding it hard to get regular household things done. For example: tonight I really wanted to get the living room & kitchen cleaned, but couldn't because my oldest was tearing everything up and my youngest just kept crying. My mom isn't home tonight and not that I rely on her to help with all things, but tonight would have been nice so that I could have gotten some stuff done. My 2yo WILL NOT go to bed on his own unless someone is with him or I baby gate his butt in his room. I'm doing my best in trying to brake my oldests sleeping problems, but by the time I get him to bed I'm asleep :( So the things today just pile on top of each other for tomorrow, I just become so overwhelmed!! I'm exhausted and I find the time when my oldest is at school a relief in some sense, not that I don't love him because I do so much (he is so active, he literally will not sit down for more than 10secs and no he does not have ADD or ADHD). At the same time though, I just want to break down and cry most days because I still do not believe that I'm a single mother of 2 young kids and I'm just wondering how I'm going to be able to do it all. I put on a smile 98% of the time, but my smile can only hold so long.