I'm currently a single mum, dh is working overseas for a few months, to two healthy squabbling kids 5.5 and 3 - they fight and scream constantly and bedtime is just horrible, every night. DS ends up crying himself to sleep if he's not slept thro the day but otherwise the moment I lay him in my bed he drops off within seconds. If he's not tired out with crying he will constantly come in to living room for the sofa. DD is pretty tired so eventually she drops off but it's not only driving me insane but also driving me to drink wine too - I am really struggling to cope.
I want to be kinder instead of shouting and saying no all the time - anybody with some good sound advice, apart from stop drinking wine.