Post # 1
So i have been a stay at home mom/wife for about 6 months now. I thought it would be great because i wouldn’t have to go to work anymore and i could spend time with the kids while pursuing my degree. Well i have to rely on my fiancé for literally everything. I cannot drive because my tags are out and my truck is having issues right now. We are living paycheck to paycheck. The only interaction i have with other people is with my fiancé’s friends or my children. I feel so isolated from the world and that i am all alone. I need help. I can’t continue like this for the next three years. I need some advice please!
Post # 3
@green_eyed_angel0102: Hang in there! I am in a really similar situation. Stay at home mom to a 9month old, no car at the moment because DH’s is in the shop and stuck at home the majority of the time. We live paycheck to paycheck so even when DH is off we can’t afford to do a lot of things. I have my good days and bad days with the whole situation. What helps is remembering that this isn’t forever. Just because it works right now doesn’t mean I’ll be at home when baby boy is one or two. That helps me enjoy the time I have with my baby now and not go insane from cabin fever.
When I do get too stir crazy, we go for long walks or I get online when baby is asleep to connect with other people. I have a lot of friends who have similar aged children who had to go back to work. Seeing their Facebook posts and chatting with them, I hear them say “I wish I could be at home with my baby”. It helps me appreciate what I have, even when I wish I had a little more adult interaction sometimes.
I’ve also been looking at part time jobs, work from home opportunities that I might want to try in the future. I’m tackling some projects around the house as well that are helping me feel like I accomplished something at the end of each day.
Its awesome that you get the time with your baby and a chance to work on schooling. it sucks that you are having a hard time right now, but try to stay positive!
Post # 4
I would suggest finding a New Mom meet up group, then at least you can hang out with other adults and maybe make some friends in the process. It’s also great for your child to socialize =) so they get used to seeing people other than you and hopefully lesson separation anxiety in the future.
Just getting out of the house will make you feel better. Pick up a hobby like gardening or cooking, whatever makes you happy!