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November 30th, 2012, 11:01 AM
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More time? More Money? More patience? More sleep? Something else?

Or are you already the best mom you can be?
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November 30th, 2012, 11:09 AM
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Definitely more patience. I'm close to losing it at least twice a week and I hate that about myself.
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November 30th, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Getting a break from my kids now and then would be HUGE.
Finding a solution for AJs sleep issues.
More patience. For me AND them.
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November 30th, 2012, 11:37 AM
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I think I'm doing a good job, but I wish I could spend more quality time with him doing the things he likes to do. I hate that he is with a babysitter all day. Even though she is good to him, she is not me. So, I would sure love to be able to play with him and enjoy each other's company.
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November 30th, 2012, 12:19 PM
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A maid.

Seriously. I stress out about cleaning. It takes up too much of my time because both myself and my husband are not organized people. I try, but it's never enough.

If I had a maid I feel like the stress of the house, and the time lost from my cleaning struggles would just make foe more stress free time with the kids.
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November 30th, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Patience...She wears me out FAST with her temper & I find myself raising my voice & being harsh when I really need to be gentle. I forget sometimes that she is ONLY 15 months, not 5 years old, although in my defense she acts like it. lol

And time...By the end of the day, I feel like I never sat down & I say every day I want to spend more time playing with her, which worries me for when B comes.
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November 30th, 2012, 01:17 PM
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Patience by far. Although I have gotten a bit better. It's something I've really worked on.
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November 30th, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Definitely patience. It's something I am constantly trying to work on. I also need to work on lowering my expectations, especially w/ my older 2. With a family of 6, it really is necessary for everyone to do their part, but I am trying to do as much as possible so that my kids can worry about being kids and not so much about other things.
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November 30th, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Hmm thats a tough question. I think the money and time go hand in hand. If I had more money I could work less and spend more time with Tristan. Although, if I had more sleep I think I could probably get more work done and work less lol. I'm going to go with more sleep because that way the time I do have with Tristan can be used to its full potential
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November 30th, 2012, 01:49 PM
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I would say time first and then money. My children are going up way too fast. The money aspect would make it even easier to spend more time with them - like hiring someone to clean the house for me.
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November 30th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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I am going to go with sleep too. I think if I were adequately rested it would effect multiple aspects of my life. I would have more patience, be more engaged, be a better wife and mother.
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November 30th, 2012, 03:56 PM
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I'm going to say energy. I am too pregnant to get up and down and chase her all over the place. It still kills me when I can't pick her up all the time or get down on the floor and play very often.

In a few short weeks I can guarantee the answer will be sleep though
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November 30th, 2012, 04:17 PM
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Definitely patience. DH and I wanted our kids close in age---so we had 3 kids in a time frame of 4 years 3 months. I have to remember that it was our choice, and it's going to be hard and difficult at times. 3 kids ages 5 and under is tough---but I don't regret it for a second.
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November 30th, 2012, 04:27 PM
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A break but that's never going to happen.
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November 30th, 2012, 05:13 PM
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Energy. But if I can't have that, money would work, then I could hire a nanny, a chef, a maid, a chaufer. Then I'd have more energy to enjoy my kids
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November 30th, 2012, 07:34 PM
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I think more focus and also patience when it comes to teaching them things. I try to work on projects but I have a short attention span. I also get frustrated if I am trying to teach Kaitlyn something and she either isn't getting it or doesn't seem like she is trying.
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November 30th, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Honestly, lots of money and time would be awesome but when it comes down to it I wish I was a MORNING PERSON. I am admittedly a crap mother first thing in the morning. I don't think I become fully engaged until at least 1-2 hours after I wake up. When I am still half-asleep in the morning I am not a fun person - my patience is low low low. And now that my older two children are pretty self-sufficient there are mornings that I don't even get out of bed until it's time to watch them off to the bus stop, and then I feel like a jerk for not being up with them. Not to mention how much time I waste during those early morning hours! Ugh, I need to come back as a full-on morning person in my next lifetime.
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December 1st, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Ok, well, not really. But someone had to say it! Patience is my number one issue too.
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