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    Quote Originally Posted by J37 View Post
    My approach?...a glass of wine after the dinner/bath/PJs routine

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia&Hannah View Post
    I have a glass of sherry or port after the kids go to bed. If its an awful day then I eat something calorie laden.

    But whilst I'm in the bedlam I count in my head and prioritize what needs to be done.
    A glass of wine immediately takes the edge off my stress which helps heaps so maybe I need to try this ... I generally keep wine for the weekend so maybe on the nights I'm feeling extra stressed a glass of vino is in order!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyamum View Post
    I got totally overwhelmed when my youngest was around 6mths to a year, especially the getting kids off to school. I've not figured out yet how to stay calm! Yesterday I found myself panicking about the backlog of housework still needing to be done and it was 5pm and we had no dinner organised. There just isn't enough hours in the day to get everything done. Simple maths! I finished off the job I was working on and house is still a mess this morning. In my house I have to accept there will be lots of chaos, I have to let some things slide. For me when I'm overwhelmed I get snappy and then things are worse as it impacts on my relationship with kids and makes me less efficient.
    Sorry not sure I have advice. It is very hard to coordinate 3 kids and a house by yourself. If you aren't getting a break it'll make it all feel harder too. I don't like my kids watching too much tv - oldest watched none until 18mths. Youngest was watching shows from 4 months! I need it I couldn't cope if she didn't watch peppa pig!!
    Thanks Freyamum, I get so overwhelmed too. and when I feel like that I just want to hide away and not do anything at all!
    I think like you've said I just need to accept that the house isn't going to be perfect and there will be chaos and that's ok. I'm the same with TV too, not loving how much they watch but it allows me to get things done that I need to and for that I'm grateful.
    I thankfully get a break from the older two 2 days a week which is good. Crazy times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gentoo View Post
    I've only got two boys (2yo and 4mo) and I frequently feel like this! DH is away this week (FIFO) for the first time since DS2 was born, and I still haven't figured out how to juggle all the things that need to be done and also keep everyone smiling and happy at the same time.

    Some other mums seem to have it all figured out and working so smoothly. BUT one of those mums recenty admitted to me that their house is a mess and they feel like they're barely coping. It made me realise that probably all of us are just muddling through, doing as much as we reasonably can. Some people are just better at outwardly looking cool, calm and collected!
    Thanks Gentoo, it would've been nice to hear that mum admit that to you! Makes me feel better. I think I have maybe too high expectations? I don't know.
    But you're doing a good job with your hubby being FIFO esp with the ages your 2 are at! It's a juggling act isn't it


 

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