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Mobile: POLL: SAHM/WM? Help/No Help?
Cannot make a poll for some reason... but just wondering...
2. In either case:
Please explain (e.g., a cleaning person 1/week, 2/month, etc., help from family/nanny/daycare... etc.)
Are you a:
1. Stay at Home Mom
Working Mom- I'm a working mom
2. In either case:
How many kids do you have? 5 (soon to be 6)
How much help (if any) do you have?Please explain (e.g., a cleaning person 1/week, 2/month, etc., help from family/nanny/daycare... etc.)- We have childcare for when we are at work, other than that we do everything ourselves.
ETA- we do have a lawn care service that mows the lawn every two weeks.
1. Stay at Home Mom
or Working Mom- I'm a Stay at Home Mom
How many kids do you have? 1 and 1 on the way
Working mom with 2 girls. We send them to daycare 3 days a week and they have been with MIL the other 2. Starting next week DH starts a new work schedule and they will be home with DH 2 days a week and at daycare the other 3. We live within 15 minutes of our parents and siblings and they are always willing to help. I watch my sister's kids and they watch mine. I don't have any other hired help. The house and the yard get taken care of when we have time.
SAHM with two kids, no extra help. Our families are several hours away, and help when they can, but not on a day-to-day basis.
Instead of having help myself I actually provide childcare for two other children besides my own.
One kid with one on the way.
No help besides daycare during my working hours.
I stay at home during the day. I work two evenings a week when the kids are in bed. When I had 2u2 I worked 15-20 hours a week days.
i have two kids.
My parents help a ton. The kids do multiple sleepovers a month, I do "dates" with each child individually for an afternoon a few times a month, etc.
SAHM. I do work part time and seasonally during tax season.
two kids. My inlaws help out about once a week, but they are moving to TN in the next month or so. My parents visit about once a month except during the winter when they are in AZ. No help otherwise.
in the fall both kids will be in preschool for about 3.5 hours a day. I'm counting down the days.
1. Stay at Home Mom (right now, I have done the working mom thing too)
2. Two kids
Right now I don't have any regular help. We don't live near any family right now (DH is military so we moved halfway across the country away from family last December) so the only breaks I get are when we hire a sitter for date night or whatever.
However, when my DH was deployed in 2011 (when I was in the throws of 2 under 2) I did have a cleaning person every other week and a regular sitter 1-2 mornings per week.
When my DH is home (meaning, just working a day job) to help with cleaning, bedtimes, etc I feel like I need the help a lot less.
Kate ~ 7/3/09 *** Connor ~ 11/11/10
4 miscarriages: 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014
No more TTC for us. We are done, and at peace, as a family of 4.
"Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” — Charles Dickens
2. I have an 11.5 month old DD and a DS due in about 10 weeks. We don't have any help outside the home, and we probably never will. If we lived closer to family, we'd get free babysitting from grandparents and traded babysitting with siblings, but DH's work has us on the opposite side of the country from family.
2 kids - 2.5y & 13months
No hired help. We have a lot of family around and my mom watches the kids often (she'll pick them up early from DC just for fun)
I work 4-9's & half day Fridays so I usually use those few hours on Fri to go to the grocery store and some cleaning before I pick the kids up from DC.
Working mom/Working dad
Nanny for 3+ years/Now using daycare.
Weekly cleaning person. (I love my cleaning person)/
Tons of help from in laws. They take the kids at least once a month for a grandparent weekend. If we have the kids 4 weekends in a row I get a babysitter in the middle of that stretch so we can get out at least once and be adults. I actually love our weekend babysitter. Our kids always sleep in after she comes.
My parents don't live close but my mom does help when she can. She's coming in fall when my husband will gone for a week to help out.
SAHM to 3 boys and occassionally my SD
?he only help I get is from my FIs mom who wil watch the kids for me if I have an appt to go to while FI is at work or if we ask her to so we can have some time to ourselves. Other than that Im by myself/FI.
1. Are you a: WM
1. I'm a SAHM. My DD is going to be 3 in August and my DS will be 2 in September.
2. My mom lives 1/4 mile away and watches the kids 1 time a month for date night but otherwise, we do not have help. She stops in here and there and visits the kids a plays with them.
I'm a SAHM.
I have 2 kiddos and 12 weeks pregnant with number 3.
I get help from my sister, parents, and friend occasionally, but no more than what your average person does. I mainly only get help when I'm super sick, I have a huge job that needs to get done (like right now I'm packing our house for a move so my family has been helping with the kids), or if DH and I have a date night, etc.
I get a babysitter maybe once every couple weeks, sometimes more, sometimes less.
I would love cleaning help, but I'm a cheapskate..lol
I'm a SAHM
I have a 11 months old and Im 5 months pregnant
I do it alone most days. My DH works a lot so that I can stay home.
BFP 5/21/10, Missed m/c 7/5/10 at 11w3d (baby measured 7wks), D&C 7/7/10
Aug/Sept 2010 - CD3&10 b/w & u/s, genetic testing, SA, HSG, & Lap/Hyst to remove septum
12/09/10 BFP -- 7/05/11 DS born at 33w5d. Came home after 23d in NICU at 37w0d
June 2012 - TTC #2! -- 10/05/12 BFP -- 5/23/13 DS2 born at 37w1d! Yay full term!
Surprise BFP 6/25/14 LO#3 due Feb2015!
I have been a SAHM for about a year and a half now. I was doing online schooling but finished my masters degree in May. I have 2 kids and 2 dogs (one of which is a puppy). I have little to no help from family in fact I actually babysit my 5 year old niece almost every weekend so family is more of a burden. I hire a cleaning person a few times a year for when we are expecting company. Other than that my house is usually a mess. DH works full time and is a full time graduate student so he is pretty much non-existent.
I have 9 children, and am a sahm. My kids are 10, 8, 8, 6, 5, 2, 1, 1, 1.
I have had cleaning people in the past but haven't for a while. We just moved so I might get one again, it's normally been once a week for them.
I have a babysitter that we use when we want to go out for date nights or when I have something happening during the day that I can't take my younger 5 to (older ones are in school).
But no I have no permanent help. I don't feel I need it. Also, while I wouldn't say I don't "believe" in it, I think that having constant help can sometimes cause mamas to think they need it and function less well without it. Sort of a self fulfilling prophecy.
oh, my family all live overseas.
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