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Old 11-01-2013, 10:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Hey I'm going to be a stay at home parent in the future. it's still awhile away yet but once my fiance has to do school n work so i can stay at home. We don't want her in daycare until she can talk very well for herself. she is only 6 n a half months old now but i would love any tips anyone has to give because we are a same-sex couple with a beautiful baby girl
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My biggest tip for SAH is meal planning! It saves money and it helps so much to know what's going to be for dinner each night ahead of time!


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Thank you, my parther she rosaline's birth mother and has been doing the main caring for her while I am trying to finish my schooling and then switching when we get to move in together so even just being a parent is very new for me because I just see them about every other weekend
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We did a similar thing-- switching off so one parent could do school/work while the other stayed home. It's not always easy but compared to the three months we had to do daycare, it felt a lot less stressful. Now, I'm planning on staying home for awhile, but who knows what curveballs life has in store.

As for tips...

1. I do better with some kind of routine.
2. Get out as much as you can to break up the day/week. A change of scenery can work wonders on the bad days.
3. Take advantage of free activities/spaces.
4. Audiobooks/NPR/adult conversation will help you feel more connected to the adult world.
5. Finding some kind of group/activity that is parent/kid friendly helps.
6. Doing chores early in the day makes evenings less crazy, when the baby is usually fussy, and probably won't let you get much done.
7. Having a good carrier makes it possible to do a lot more in and out of the house.
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Awww thank you for the tips. I'm grateful for every one of them i do not get much time with them. So some of the daily things are even new to me. i did do a lot of babysitting for a 1 and a half year-old but learning that being a parent is way different. i am a parent from a far but i help with all i can from my point.
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