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Good morning ladies!<br><br>
So from what I remember, these threads were used to share the on goings of the SAHMs day, discuss some random topics, etc... A nice place to check in with other mamas.<br><br>
Today is my first official day as a SAHM! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/coolshine.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sunshine"> DH has been a WAHD up until this point while the past 6 months I was working out of the home 3-4 days a week (I am a speech therapist). Now he'll be a WOHD M-F while I'll be home and seeing a few private clients on Saturdays. We're in sunny LA.<br><br>
OK, I have to go shower but wanted to get this started. Looking forward to chatting with you all!
 

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Welcome! So how did it go???
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Good morning ladies!<br><br>
So from what I remember, these threads were used to share the on goings of the SAHMs day, discuss some random topics, etc... A nice place to check in with other mamas.<br><br>
Today is my first official day as a SAHM! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/coolshine.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sunshine"> DH has been a WAHD up until this point while the past 6 months I was working out of the home 3-4 days a week (I am a speech therapist). Now he'll be a WOHD M-F while I'll be home and seeing a few private clients on Saturdays. We're in sunny LA.<br><br>
OK, I have to go shower but wanted to get this started. Looking forward to chatting with you all!</div>
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hope you had a good first day!<br><br>
I've been home with my daughters for over seven years now. I really like how I'm hitting my stride now-it feels like these are the best times yet.<br><br>
Monday and Tuesday are my busiest days of the week-between volunteering at my oldest dd's school, shuttling them both back and forth, homework, riding lessons, etc. DH is out of town this week-that intensifies the load, so I try to take very good care of myself.
 

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mondays are the wroset here -- regaining control of the house and Theo's routine after Dh has been home 2 days and we've been gone so much
 

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I've been home for over a year now... loving every minute! DD is 11 months and a complete joy. My biggest problem is motivation, or lack of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> When I need to houseclean or exercise, I can think of a million reasons not to do it!
 

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Evening ladies!<br><br>
Yesterday and today went really well. We went to the park (I am lucky enough to live 3 minutes from one), I got some random cleaning done, and we played a lot (books, art, etc...).<br><br>
DH's new job is going well so far - he was home with her for over a year and is definitely missing seeing her as much. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
DD is also enjoying being able to nurse more (we had been down to before bedtime and night nursing only).<br><br>
Have a good night!
 

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Hey! The watercooler is back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm glad your first day was great, Kathleen.<br><br>
I had a crappy day. I could not get myself motivated to do ANYTHING around here and it felt like the kids either whined or nursed all day. I finally looked at the calendar and realized I have a killer case of PMS. I killed it with a pomegranate margarita at dinner which I whined to DH to take me to. I LOVE those things!!<br><br>
Part of the reason I'm also cranky is that DS is non-verbal so we're starting the speech therapy, OT, and psychiatrist voyage. His ST thinks he may be autistic. So I'm freaked out and stressed over that too.<br><br>
Anyway, tomorrow will be better. I'll make it be! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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ah a good place for random thoughts. i need this. my friends husband just got back and i haven't heard from her in a while...but usually shes throwing random thoughts at me.<br><br>
dd apparently has a rash/allergy thing going on...not sure whether to freak out or wait it out.<br><br>
we don't have much going on for the next week but then may is jam packed with things to do and i had told myself that april would be the month to clean out closets and the shed and to start a nice (huge) pile of things to garage sale or pitch. needles to say...it hasn't happened yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i have been doing really well (ok better than normal) about daily chores instead of just going gung ho one day and power cleaning. today wasn't as successful as usual but some days i just feel like i am up/down all day without really getting anything done!<br><br>
i am SOOOO excited my mother and sister are coming out to visit in may then we are driving BACK to missouri to visit with them some more....not really what i planned <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: but i am still happy.<br><br>
we are also SOOO close to getting out of using the credit cards. i am on the no spend challenge for april but OF COURSE i wasn't able to keep the extra bills from coming in <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: i really hate living paycheck to paycheck and have gotten very create in finding "free" money <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My biggest problem is motivation, or lack of it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> When I need to houseclean or exercise, I can think of a million reasons not to do it!</div>
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Me too! I've learned that I need to, "schedule" cleaning sessions... or else it never gets done!
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: except it's a list for me. Without a list, I don't do it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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looking forward to today-the busy part of the week is over and dd#2 and I will head to the coffee house for some lounging, then later we'll pick up dd#1 from school and head to the pool-will be a gorgeous day in the 80s. House was just cleaned yesterday-so we need to stay out of it as much as possible so it stays that way! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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oy. there just isn't enough time in the day sometimes!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> i have a huge list of "to do" stuff although much of it i tell myself can wait which then makes me have even more stuff to do later! I have a Mary Kay party (i am a consultant) on friday with 12!!!! RSVP...even if only half of them show thats a big party...if most of them show wow....i have got to get so much ready for this but i just hate to start something right now b/c as soon as i get into the flow the kids will need something <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: this is only my 2nd party ever so this is a bit daunting! wish me luck cause i am certainly going to need it...luckily its with a lot of friends so my kids are coming with me and all their kids will be there too so it won't be formal or anything.
 

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Not that I never go outside the house <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> but today is the day I work in the cafeteria at my kids' school. So I get to see them all <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> My 10 yo even let me hug him.<br><br>
I won't be working next Wednesday because it is DS#2's BIRTHDAY-just in case you didn't know <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I'm hearing the countdown every day.<br><br>
I've been cleaning all week but today I'm just doing dishes and laundry (so far). I don't have too much time before I pick up the kids so I might not get to cleaning today.
 

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Hi everyone!<br><br>
We had a great day at our Waldorf preschool and then I took the kids to a fabulous organic restaurant in town. We just had a blast but then we came home and DD EXPLODED all over the house. Plants were knocked over, she changed clothes all over the place, etc. etc. Oy.<br><br>
Sometime today I'm going to clean the parrot's room. I swear!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Hey! The watercooler is back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I'm glad your first day was great, Kathleen.<br><br>
I had a crappy day. I could not get myself motivated to do ANYTHING around here and it felt like the kids either whined or nursed all day. I finally looked at the calendar and realized I have a killer case of PMS. I killed it with a pomegranate margarita at dinner which I whined to DH to take me to. I LOVE those things!!<br><br>
Part of the reason I'm also cranky is that DS is non-verbal so we're starting the speech therapy, OT, and psychiatrist voyage. His ST thinks he may be autistic. So I'm freaked out and stressed over that too.<br><br>
Anyway, tomorrow will be better. I'll make it be! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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hello mama. my son gets speech therapy... he is turning 2 next week. if you need any help with advice or questions about therapy, let me know. it took 4 therapists and an entire year before I found a therapist I like and a setting I desire.<br><br>
I will cross my fingers about your sons diagnosis!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Good morning ladies!<br><br>
So from what I remember, these threads were used to share the on goings of the SAHMs day, discuss some random topics, etc... A nice place to check in with other mamas.<br><br>
Today is my first official day as a SAHM! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/coolshine.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="sunshine"> DH has been a WAHD up until this point while the past 6 months I was working out of the home 3-4 days a week (I am a speech therapist). Now he'll be a WOHD M-F while I'll be home and seeing a few private clients on Saturdays. We're in sunny LA.<br><br>
OK, I have to go shower but wanted to get this started. Looking forward to chatting with you all!</div>
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I hope you enjoy the SAHM lifestyle. I enjoy it a lot! I wish I lived in LA or near you... perhaps San Diego. Instead I am stuck in the armpit of america, also known as little rock.
 

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Hi ladies! So, when I was an admin, the watercooler was where the office schlubs got together and gossiped about each other, t.v., the Olympics, whatever was the "Hot Topic" of the day...<br><br>
I've been SAHMing for almost 3 years (can't believe it's been that long, already!) and looking forward to hitting that "stride" someone else mentioned. Arg. Between a dh who is over-the-top with expectations (where this semi-misogynistic, cheuvenistic, 1950's behavior of his came from, I am at a loss to explain...) and disrespect, my 2.5 yo Pink Ninja who keeps me on the brink of a panic-attack (some of you may have read the thread where I detailed her gluing one of her eyes shut with nail-glue she pilfered and stashed in secret...), school 2 nights a week, my PartyLite business, and trying to keep the house tidy and disinfected (at least) while transitioning us into a more healthful, organic life-style (purging refined sugar and enriched wheat; infusing more green veggies and lean meats and fish into our diet...) and attempting to introduce some kind of exercise routine into our lives................... I am a little bit scattered at times.<br><br>
So.... as I am sure MOST of you have at LEAST that much going on, if not considerably more (you moms with a few kids under-foot.... yikes!) I'm interested in how you find serenity, peace, time for yourself or your passions, etc... if you do. I am a meditation guide and facilitator, and try to make sure I stay committed to that passion. Sometimes a truly successful meditation only happens once a month, sometimes more, and I try to find peace daily... but oy!<br><br>
What is your You Passion... just for you, or maybe for your community, and how do you fulfill your own needs, spiritually, physically, and mentally/emotionally? Do you need to give that more energy? Do you need help figuring out ways to apply tools to help you relax or get centered? (One of my friends calls it "Having an Eye-of-the-Storm-Moment")
 

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Cardinal, HELP! Could I PM you?<br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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i guess i do cuz my Passion is all the above -- the cleaning, the cooking, the reading books, the tot pulling my hair now as he ttries to shand up on the arm of my chair -- and NAK -- soooooooooo it isn't like i stop my day to go do X which is my passion.<br><br>
I know ther are debates and debates and more hot debates over ME TIME and having intrests outside the hosue and kids and so on.................<br><br>
personally I don't have them. I look at it this way -- this time in my life so going to be sooooooooooooooooo short -- before i know it the kdis will be in school all day, won';t want to sit on my lap and read boosk for an hour, and then will be gone out fo the house totally ................. then i can worry about ME stuff.<br><br>
for now I have DSs photos all over the big dinning room table -- so i can work on his ablumb each night after he goes to bed (if he does <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> ) so i can have that caught up before #2 arrives. and i try to allow myself to leave thens unspwept and so on so i can do THAT....<br><br>
I find time to pray whenever i am rocking DS to nap or bed, or when i take him to my bed and am waiting for him to resettle for the night. not enough time i know, but i think God knows where He has me now and understands. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I hope to become a LLL leader, and then someday a CBE. but that will need to wait till I am not chaseing a 17 month old while preggo -- maybe when the next one hits 4 to 6 months.........(then ther is the next one to think about.....)<br><br>
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