What do you do about child care? (if anything at all) I have twin 2 year old girls, and am in desperate need of a few hours alone a week to do errands, clean, lay in the sun, stare out the window, whatever! Just tend to my own needs for a little while; have the solitude to think my own thoughts...
But we have just moved to a new city and have no family around... and just a few new friends so far. (DH works long hours and gets home by the time the girls go to bed.) I tried a mother's morning out program this morning, but when I called to check in an hour after I'd dropped them off, I was told, "well, she just stopped crying a minute ago but she's okay now". WHAT? They let her cry for an HOUR? I spefically told them to call me if the girls had trouble adjusting or got really upset - doesn't this qualify?!?
Needless to say I am now put off to the whole daycare thing - not trusting that my girls will be cared for & responded to when I'm not around is not okay with me. At the same time, I really need some alone time - I know my mothering is more attentive, loving and present when my own needs are taken care of too.
I know there are some Montessori programs around but unfortunately money is an issue right now.
Hang in there, mama!
Come visit the NEW QuirkyBaby website -- earn QB Bucks rewards points for purchases, reviews, referrals, and more! Free US shipping on great brands of baby slings and carriers and FREE BabyLegs or babywearing mirror on orders of $100+. Take the QB Quiz for personalized advice!
i think is better to just AVOID leaving them with people.
personally, i think is better to just leave them with the father or not at all.
Rain would love to find a job like that... maybe get in touch with a local homeschool group?
Single mom to Rain (1/93) , grad student, and world traveler
I like the idea of a mother's helper coming over to the house - they could play in the yard or whatever, but at least the babies would be in a familiar place.
I appreciate your feedback, thanks again
|34 members and 9,108 guests|
|bananabee , bluefaery , carnelianlight , elliha , katelove , KosmicMama , Leksie5000 , LiLStar , lilyofjudah , Mama2ChicknLil , MamadeRumi , mammafairy , Marumi , mckittre , Melly24 , Milk8shake , missmink , Mommiee2010 , MomofLath , Nemi27 , primalmom , prosciencemum , SandiMae , sarafl , satkins , sofreshsoclean , spruce , StMill , Survance , Tigerle , tini-india|
|Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.|