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Old 07-04-2014, 07:33 PM
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Angry Help! This WAHM is ready to quit.

Hi all! In new here & probably not the best way to start off! Lol, but I have looked far and wide for this type of site where maybe some of you can relate. I am a WAHM, I have 3 little ones (9 months, 3 years & 10 years) & a pretty successful business. My background is in business and accounting. I started this business about 2 years ago and this past year it has taken off. Great right? Well, sometimes not so much... My husband works a full time job(which he is miserable doing) and also does the packaging and shipping for our business. His father does all the printing. I handle sales, finance, analyses, the business model and everything else. We don't have a big savings to dip into, but the entrepreneur in me can't understand why he doesn't quit and take the risk. It's already a proven concept!
Before my newest sweetie arrived, I had nap time and after bedtime to work. It was doable. Now, The little ones do take naps, just not at the same time. And after their bedtime I am exhausted. I tried a sitter here and it was more chaotic than not for some reason, hard to explain, but I think even if Elmo was here to watch them they'd still run into mommies office/ bedroom every 15 minutes. I'm a overly anxious person in general, so my unrealistic paranoia won't let me drop them at daycare. Closest family is 2 hours away. The part that really p's me off is when my hubby gets home he expects dinner and rarely lifts a finger to help with the kids, never mind encouraging me to work; even though I bring in more a week financially than he does. He instead will say he's worked all day and needs down time. He says I get to be home all day ( yes he said that, & I pictured myself poking his eyes out) WHAT is downtime? So, in a nutshell, I'm about ready to just quit and be mom before I turn into crazy mean mom with resentments flying all over the place, or before I tell him to take his down time and shove..... You get my point,...thanks so much for reading this and any advice is so needed and appreciated!
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Old 07-04-2014, 08:14 PM
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Is there any way you can cut back on your work at home schedule or maybe bring in someone to help you? That's the first thing I thought of.

You do sound very stressed and it sounds like it's also time for something to change. What ever happens, best of luck and I hope it all works out well.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:09 AM
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Hugs ! I know you said the first person you brought in to help caused more stress than help .. Maybe try someone else . It's possible that person just wasn't a good fit for your family .
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:17 AM
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I know it's really hard now. I have 3 kids also, and even though they are older, someone always wants something! Things won't always be this chaotic...stay the course. Sounds like you will probably need to make some changes...like maybe find a different person to come in a few hours to watch the kids. You can do this!
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