So, my husband is in law enforcement and he gets held over at work all the time. To top it off he has to work from about 7pm to 6am. That includes drive time. Sometimes he's gone for 18 hours or more. I'm a new mom (son is 7.5 months) and I don't know what to do when he is gone.

When he comes home, he has to go to sleep. I struggle to keep things quiet and to stay out of our room so he gets his rest. It's like I lose the whole upstairs of our house. I feel trapped in a shoebox. We live rurally so there isn't a lot to do. I should be heading out on long walks, but somehow I can always talk myself out of exercise. It's like I'm missing the part of the brain that makes you do stuff.

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May. 9, 2007 at 1:03 PM

It sounds like you do need to get out of the house.  Do you have a good stroller or a front pack for the baby?   The two of you could take some nice walks together. 

 I hope things get better for you.  My husband works out of town and is gone for three weeks at a time so I have to find things for the two kids and I to do to occupy ourselves in that time.  I understand where you are coming from here.

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May. 10, 2007 at 1:21 AM alaskamommy, boy would I like to join you there. I live near LA and it's getting so crowded. I do need to get out more, but not to the mall. It seems that I end up shopping when I'm lonely. Very bad!

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