Re: new stay at home mommy needs advice from the pros
07-08-2013 11:30 AM
Hi! I've been a sahm working from home for 9 years now. I have a 9 year old boy, 5 year old girl and now 9 year old stepson
My trick for getting housework done is coming up with activites to keep them busy in spurts. I admit, it was much harder when they were younger but now the boys pretty much entertain themself. The 5 year old...not so much! If it's a nice day out, I'll take her outside for a while to wear her out a bit then when we come in, she plays with her toys, reads books, etc. while I do chores. Or I will get her going on a craft in the kitchen while I'm doing dishes. I do alot during her naptime. She's special needs in many ways so she still naps everyday. I love nap time lol. You can try to find ways to include them in your chores and make it fun. A chore/reward chart will help with that. Crafts are fun, outdoor stuff like a baby pool with toys in it can be fun. I'm drawing a blank on what all we do but I'll keep thinking on it.