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What do SAHM's do, how do you pass your time is it relaxing?
Do any of you put your kids in day care once or twice a week for a break?
im gonna be lost
Hi :wave: 2 of my children are at school so I only have DD3 whos 6 months old at home during the school hours .
I do house work, play with her and then im on Bubhub thats how I pass time, bubhub :laughing:.
Other then that we also have school sports to go to.
Hope you enjoy your time now you are a SAHM :yes:
My eldest is at school so it will just be me and monsta during school hours
This week is also my 1st week back to full time SAHM after working part time (2 days/week) (im taking 12 months career break as I want to spend more time with DS knowing that he will be going to real school soon, so far so good ive done so much cleaning etc....:laughing:
I have ds at home with me (16 months), and I am studying one uni subject externally and also doing the course to be a family day care provider (also external), plus I take ds to kindergym once a week, and I usually try to run an errand every day to get out and about.
We go to the playground nearly every day and we play together a lot. He also follows me around to do housework and I let him 'help' with everything. Bubhub is my vice though :p
Lots of housework (you'll notice that being home during the day with a child, creates mess and more housework :rolleyes:), we go to the park, to the library once a week, we go shopping. We play, we draw, we cook cakes. I find I'm never short of something to do :D
So I should look into playgroups and edgym and things like that?
I'm a SAHM to a 2.5 year old...what do we do...
I drive into Brisbane 2 days a week for swimming lessons for DS....while there, we visit family, and look at shops that we dont have out here....
Tuesdays is Kindy day for DS, he goes 1 day a week, as he wants friends, and loves to get out and about. That morning I spend anywhere from half hour to an hour at kindy in the mornings when dropping him off.
It keeps me more involved.. I then go to physio, grab some groceries and fruit and veg from the honesty boxes along the way home, and fruit and veg shop....
Then pick him up...not much time in between as I have distance to travel to get places...(we live rural)... and spend another hour at kindy with DS...
The other 2 days consist of learning programs DS does...we sit down and do ABC, counting, colouring, painting throughout the day. Playing outside first thing in the morning and after 3pm in the arvo...
We read stories, play games, and play with the dogs...or just go and spend time outside in the shade with them....
In the arvo around 4.30 we go outside and water our plants, passionfruit tree, paw paw tree, lemon tree....and our natives we've planted to watch grow and help offset our carbon emmissions....And we work on getting our greenhouse ready for planting season...
While playing with the dogs...Feeding our worms in our worm farm, take out the food for the compost...etc..
I wouldnt say being a SAHM is so much relaxing, and I barely have time for cleaning...which is why its done on the weekend with ALL hands on deck....
Oh and get dinner ready.....make lunch DS usually always has a cooked lunch, and make breakfast for DS and the dogs....(they are both pups, 1 is approx 6 months old, the other is 10 months), so I make them porridge with puppy milk and oats.....they love it.....
**Note that although today I havent done much of any of that, as DS has been sleeping...as he is not well.....and I am still feeling off...but that is what we usually do...
Not relaxing at all.....
I would recommend if you can afford it, swimming lessons, dance or music classes (the fun ones, not strict lessons), that sort of stuff... Its fun for both of you and gets you out and about while it still being constructive....and beneficial to your childs learning...
subaruforestmum- I am exhausted just reading that !!! :D
We rural too so i might look into swimming lessons in the closest big town, i think she would really like that and im going to keep her in daycare 1 day a week as she will really miss it if i take her out she is very attached to her daycarer
Okay......u will probably freak out for about 6 months, trying to be this "PERFECT" SAHM like u see on TV, realise it's not possible, start wearing trackies and joining mums groups. Soon u will learn that washing on the couch is okay, and DH can cook dinner occasionally. You will crave adult attention until your brain switches over then u start talking to the supermarket lady like a 2 yr old!!!
It'll take awhile 4 u to find your own rhythm and relax.........Took me awhile thats for sure. If u wanna run your kids all over town go wild, if u don't want to then doesn't matter!!!!!
Im not planing to be home for 6 months :laughing: just a couple, im looking for a career change so this isnt a long term thing i like to work nothing against SAHM's of course coz everyone likes different things:)
I think ill take her to play group and things like that although ive had bad experiences with it, I dont tend to get along with the mums round here, small town=b!tchy mums:laughing:
as for hubby cooking tea we will never eat as he is a truck driver so long hours means he couldnt cook tea
Tyler is in day care 2 days a week we go to play group once a week. The days she is at day care i really should be doin house work. But im normally on here:p
For me being at home with DS is more exhausting than going to work!!!! You never get a break - can't finish a full cup of coffee half the time or go to the loo in private - at least at work I can.
Soon I will be at home full time with DD when she is born and DS will be in kindy 3 days per week.
It's full on and non stop being at home with kids.
Working out of the home can be demanding too, but I just find it much easier than being with my son.
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