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  1. Stay at Home Parents
    I gave up money, obviously, but my family is still pretty well off so that didn't affect us too much. I gave up having a circle of adults to hang out with during the day, and that was pretty difficult to me.<br><br> I know I have a pretty easy life and I bet there are moms here who have made...
  2. Stay at Home Parents
    The littler they are, the more time we were alone together. As they've gotten older, they've been in school, and/or we've been out and about more of the time.<br><br> But there were times I'd be home alone with a baby 8 hours many days each week.<br><br> Now it's just me and the younger one...
  3. Stay at Home Parents
    What do you think? I stay at home and have for a long time, and when my kids were babies people seemed pretty positive, but as they get older and my role is less baby-minding and more homemaking I'm encountering a bit of negativity. Like that I'm spoiled, I'm letting my brain turn to mush...
  4. Stay at Home Parents
    That she wants me to get a job so she can go to daycare.<br><br> I tried not to take it personally, but DD has had two nights in a row of 3 hour wake ups. I'm exhausted, cranky, and this was just too much. Still feeling teary. Why am I bothering if she's not even content? Sigh. Sniffle.
  5. Stay at Home Parents
    My dd is 2 she right now goes to daycare two days a week. It's very structured there and she tends to spend most of the day with the preschoolers.<br><br> Away I have a 8 week old right now. I was thinking in January to pull my dd out of daycare to save money. But I would like to teach her...
  6. The Childhood Years
    <p>I am second-guessing our decision to have an only child, especially now that I've become a stay-at-home mom. There are not many children on our street our daughter's age, and it's difficult to set up play dates during the summer, as her friends are often busy or on vacation. She is very...
  7. Stay at Home Parents
    I just accepted a job from a friend of mine, single mom of two kids.but her older one is 8 and will be in school, and his dad lives nearby, so he's available for care for him. Her home child care provider is going back to work and she needs someone reliable to leave her son with. I've been...
  8. Stay at Home Parents
    <p>I know it's their job to pick up the toys they play with. But do you ever pick up their toys - like when you're practically tripping over them, or they're sleeping over at their grandparents' and you want the house to be clean, or you are just "sick of" the mess, or they're taking a nap and...
  9. Stay at Home Parents
    I'm trying really hard to make our schedule earlier so I can justify making my kids have quiet time each day. My DH has a physically demanding job and gets home around 5 but is pretty exhausted. I can't really count on him to take the kids outside and play so I can get a little break. If I'm at...
  10. Parenting
    <p>I've heard this comment a couple times jokingly from a WOHM mom friend and it's been implied sometimes less jokingly from others.  What am I supposed to say to that???  Is it TRUE?  Do WOH/WAH moms do everything I do as a SAHM plus work a full time job?  Having never worked another job since...
  11. Stay at Home Parents
    <p>This whole motherhood gig is quite unfair.  Now I'm not speaking about you mamas that have lots of help from your *wonderful* husbands and lots of help from your family and friends.  I'm talking about us mamas that have husbands with long hours or that don't help.  That don't have family or...
  12. Stay at Home Parents
    So my mil and I have a pretty good relationship where I can usually talk to her about things but when I let my guard down on certain topics she really shows her true colors. One such instance happened this weekend and she said sole things that were very hurtful and disrespectful. I stay home...
  13. Stay at Home Parents
    <p>I'm writing this today to vent. Sometimes I really hate my life. I have a 4 year old autistic son and I am a stay at home mom. Ive been trying to get him in to preschool for kids with autism for awhile now and have finally got him accepted to start in September, but that is still 2.5 months...
  14. Stay at Home Parents
    That just about says it all. My DS is 4 1/2, DD 2 and I want to homeschool but I barely feel like I have enough time to do every day chores let a line fitting schooling time into the day. I'm still teaching both of my children to take care of themselves, clean up after themselves and help with...
  15. Stay at Home Parents
    I am a stay at home mum of two amazing boys, I am 20wks pregnant with our first daughter. My husband works long hours and suffers from depression, its been a life long battle but worse in the last ten years.<br> I adore being at home, with all the rewards and challenges it entails. But today I...
  16. Stay at Home Parents
    <p>Hi all!  I have been a stay at home mom on and off since my children were born.  My daughter is finishing up Kindergarten soon and my son will be going to pre-school next year.  My daughter had THE HARDEST time breaking away from me when she went to pre-school because I had been home with...
  17. Stay at Home Parents
    My DH is. Good guy but as the working parent he's simply not with his kids as much as me. Makes sense. However it bugs me that when things get tough or the kids are having a meltdown or tantrum I'm the one that has to quell it unless I want to listen to DH yell at them. I know everyone has...
  18. Stay at Home Parents
    I am at home full time with my 22 month old and in the third trimester for number 2. I feel myself slowing down because of the pregnancy, but needing to keep up with a busy almost 2 yr old and knowing things with kick up a notch with the new baby. I live in montreal and am addicted to CBC radio...
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