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August 2nd, 2012, 07:00 PM
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I knew it was going to be hard, but never could I have imagined it would be this hard. I am feeling so discouraged and down with my girls lately. It seems they always need me at the same time and I am just surviving most days until DH gets off work or the weekend comes. I can't seem to get anything done anymore, my house is a perpetual wreck, my bathroom is dirty and my meals beyond basic. My toddler tests my limits all the time now, and her tantrums are extremely hard to handle especially if we are out in public. My 7 month old also is difficult to get to sleep and then wakes every 3 hrs. I feel so worn out and I wish for them to just be older! I am beat and exhausted by the end of the day. I feel like I am the odd mom out in my circle as well since even though they all have closely-spaced-children, they don't seem to struggle like I do. anyways, just needing some encouraging words from moms who have been through these trenches before.
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August 4th, 2012, 07:10 AM
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I've been there, and still feel like that some days. I think we percieve others to be way more put together than they actually are! I often feel like a child living in an adults world... like all the other moms had this course showing them how to be perfect moms and do everything right, and that i missed that day in school!
I just try to remind myself that they are only small once, and even now that they are 2 and 3 i sometimes miss the baby stage.
You will get through this, and i'm sure you are doing much better than you think
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August 6th, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for the kind words Isabree! Today has been a good day and helped put things into perspective for me!
Mommy to 2 girls , 6/26/10 & 12/31/11

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August 15th, 2012, 11:25 AM
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You are not the only one that missed that day in school. Mine are 3 and 1.5 (20 months apart) and I am overwhelmed most days. I work full time and sometimes just the drive home from the babysitter exhausts me. They fight constantly and I am contantly telling one of them to stop pestering the other or taking toys from the other. I just keep thinking..they will get along one day..it may be when I'm dead and gone, but one day they will be happy they have eachother..
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August 15th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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It will get better! Mine were two years apart( 11 and 13 now) and I remember having days like those. And I agree with Isabree, I think we we feel like we are falling apart we look at other moms and they seem to have it together and it makes it feel even worse. Those moms have those days too where they feel the same way!
Hang in there! and I know it is hard but just try to enjoy them the best you can even on your worse days b/c before you know it they will be all grown up :
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