would you/did you find it hard to bring up your children when they were babies/toddlers/young kids without the help and support of friends and family being close by?
No one to rely on, no one to cry with, no one to give you a break.
Luckily my DH is fantastically hands on when he is home. We are best friends.
i found it increadibly hard not living close by to my mum when i had my first baby. On the good side, i do not take her for advantage, she will drop everything in a heartbeat to babysit but it has to be planned months in advance for airfares ect. however, sometimes its just not worth all the trouble.
if i want to socialise, i have to seek for it myself.
Being alone whith my dh who works for the two of us and then some, while raising my children has made me a strong independant woman. sometimes i envy others who have family and friends to surround them. A mum who just 'pop's in for a cuppa' or being able to go to "nanna's house" when the kids are bored...and me too!! a friend who brings their kids over for a playdate. Another friend who will mind the kids so i can go to my dr's appt/hair appt alone.
Yah, that would be nice as.