Making Stay-at-Home "Mommy Friends"

Contrary to what many people believe, it's hard work to care for a child or children all day, and the work is often isolating, boring and exhausting. Contrary to what many people assume, stay-at-home motherhood is a job. It can be essential (to your happiness and sanity) to have the support and companionship of friends who can relate to and understand your new stay-at-home reality.


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Its been a while since I have been on here and I thought i would drop in. Well My daughter Jayla turned 2 in august and she is so smart and big. I love watching her grow up. Me and her father split up when she was 9 months old. we have been on and off again for several months but recently ended it for good in june. Now with me being a single mother I am trying to get back into the datin world and its not easy i must say. I was wondering if any of you all had some advice for me. I have met a wonderful guy but Im very new to this so im not sure what to do.

So it's offical

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Well I found out today that my "best friend" Is pregnant.
Now Im not quite sure how too handle this. I am not going too leave her side, but where do I go from here?? I mean I know that I am goning too man up and help her out with anything I can do for her. I am just nervous. With me leaving for deployment and all it's going too make things so much tougher for the both of us. Anyone have any advice??

So I am happy otherwise ^_^

Long Distance Pregnancy

No one ever looks forward to a pregnancy alone. A pregnancy holds so many experiences to share with your loved one. We would all prefer our partner to be there every step of the way. However, becoming depressed and dwelling on your loneliness won't make the situation any better so during instead, try some of these tips on keeping busy and staying positive.

Guys, Empathy and the First Trimester

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We are nine weeks pregnant and I feel like @#$#@. My husband doesn't get it. His attitude is that since I don't "look" pregnant then I shouldn't be complaining.

I'll be honest. Right now I AM a grouch after feeling exhausted, nauseous 24/7, and then trying to juggle my normal routine (at work and home.)

I don't expect him to make it better but can't a guy have SOME sympathy?

Grouchy in Maryland

Wanting to Start a Family Now

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We've been married for three years. Before marriage my husband and I did discuss wanting to have a family someday (at least three kids).

Now each time now that I try to talk about trying it seems that he has an excuse of why "now" isn't a good time. I'm in my thirties and am concerned about running into problems conceiving.

I feel resentful as his reasons are selfish. It would interfere with our travel plans, (those I'd give up easily), wanting to buy a bigger house (we have 3 bedrooms), and now even citing "the economy."

Any advice to help me understand?

Deciding on Family Size

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I want to know how to get my husband to wait on the decision of more children. We have an almost 3-year-old daughter and a 3½-month-old son. He thinks we should be done; I want to wait to decide until our son is at least a year old. 

Honestly, I think I would love to have more, but don't think now is the time to decide for sure. I just would love for him to be more "open to the possibility" and to not be worried about it at this time since it's not something that either of us want to have happen right now!


Agreeing on a Birth Plan

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My partner wants a hospital birth complete with an OB/GYN. My preference is a home birth with a midwife but I was willing to compromise on using a birth center. He's not budging.

What are some ways that I can help him move away from this sterile birth experience to one that I'm more comfortable with other than just telling him "I'm not doing it!" and creating another war?

I get that is how his sisters and friends' wives delivered but this is MY birth experience, too!