+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 10 FirstFirst 1234 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 95
  1. #11
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Gold Coast, QLD
    Posts
    3,594
    Thanks
    1,292
    Thanked
    1,105
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My in laws are too busy looking after SIL's 3 kids to even visit mine so no help there.
    My mum would be there in a flash if I asked for help but it's very rare that I do ask.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    959
    Thanks
    564
    Thanked
    614
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My mum and step dad will help whenever I ask them to. But I have to ask, they never offer. They live 15 min from us.

    The rest of our family is interstate and I probably wouldn't be comfortable leaving the kids with most of them.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    690
    Thanks
    173
    Thanked
    188
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    My MIL is interstate so no. But my Mum does regularly. Her and my Dad won't do a regular arrangement which is fair enough but will help out with minding one or 2 kids (I have 3) if I have an appointment or want to be class helper or something. I try to make it when the kids are napping. My Mum will also come over in the evening when the kids are in bed and mind them (she doesn't have to do anything!) - she thinks it's important for us to have couple time out occasionally!

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Posts
    2,377
    Thanks
    1,504
    Thanked
    883
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    No because my parents live about 45min away and don't drive. The in laws work.
    We pretty much do it on our own without any family help.

  5. #15
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,661
    Thanks
    1,961
    Thanked
    2,567
    Reviews
    6
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    My parents live too far away but they are close to my brothers and help them out.
    IL's live close and we do ask them but I don't like to because I know how they talk about sil behind her back so I'd rather not give them the chance.

  6. #16
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    22,001
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked
    1,782
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    My parents help me out due to me working night shift. My dad hates looking after kiddo Wednesday to Friday night though. My mum watches kiddo every Saturday and every second Sunday as I pick up that night at work. My nana also watches kiddo every second Tuesday when I have to work.

    I do everything else by myself though. I am lucky that mum will help with the house work when she is here so I can sleep if I manage to. Kiddo isn't home for half the week at times but it's working out ok so far for us.

    If I am lucky to not have to work the Saturday night when mum is here, I try to make plans with friends but that's happened only once in the last few months.

  7. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    2,258
    Thanks
    2,355
    Thanked
    1,873
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts

    Default For those with kids, do u get much help from ur parents?

    No. My parents live 5 minutes away and work full time. They know I've struggled A LOT since DD was born. At first they laughed when I said I was struggling. They don't offer to help, I don't bother asking.
    ETA : DH has no family here so no help on that side either.
    ETA X 2: DD is 8 months old. DH and I have never had the opportunity to go out alone without DD since she was born. That doesn't bother me. But things like I have a specialist appointment this week and weekly physio appointments due to a serious injury and I have no one to help so I have to take her with me with no help which is difficult as she gets grumpy half way through my appointments most of the time. I'm so stressed about my specialist appointment and hoping DD is calm and happy to sit in her Pram, again, while I'm having my appointment 😔 that's where help would be handy for me.
    Last edited by gingermillie; 08-03-2016 at 20:54.

  8. #18
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,868
    Thanks
    5,192
    Thanked
    3,894
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Yes. Both my parents and in laws help out. We live interstate from them but they visit regularly and when we visit them, they babysit too.

    They also both have offered to mind the kids for school holidays.

  9. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    1,371
    Thanks
    771
    Thanked
    1,769
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    We rarely have help,my MIL is soooo willing, but works long hours in the week (8.30am-7.30pm) so cant help out during the week. On the weekend she would definitely babysit no problems, we probably ask her maybe once a month for a couple of hours. My family it really muat be an emergency if they will help - not just for time out to ourselves.

  10. #20
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    my house
    Posts
    17,695
    Thanks
    1,391
    Thanked
    7,284
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    No help from my mum and dad as they live 1.5 hours away. My mum is confined to a motorised wheelchair due to her disease. My dad is 76 and driving this far is getting too much for him and our house just isn't disabled friendly for my mum to stay longer than a day. My mum would love to be able to help out but she's just not physically capable.

    My in laws live overseas so no help from them.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Same sex parents or parents to be chat!
    By Best Things in forum Same Sex Parents
    Replies: 646
    Last Post: Today, 18:18
  2. Parents with kids starting school at less than 5yo
    By Jontu in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 316
    Last Post: 29-01-2016, 10:12
  3. We are parents first.
    By TeaAndToast in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17-04-2015, 13:02

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Bamboo Lulu
Super soft, fun prints & basics for baby, made from bamboo & organic cotton plus non-toxic wooden toys. • Hypoallergenic - perfect for eczema relief • Everything needed to shop for a baby shower • 10% off + FREE gift with purchase. Use code BUBHUB
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Cots on Bubhub
Looking to buy a cot or bassinet? :: Cot safety checklist :: Local or online nursery shops
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!