I am having trouble figuring out how to make time for myself for even just basic of self care. My son is 4 months old and I know it is more difficult in the beginning, but I wonder how other mommy’s manage it or what tricks you have.
My husband is almost never home. I take care of all of the housework, animals, the care of our son, and basically any grocery shopping, appointments, bill paying etc. on top of that I am completing a masters program. It is a lot. Sometimes more than I can manage. It has made it very challenging to find time wash my face or shower or breathe. I have to find a convenient time for my husband for me to shower.
I have asked for his help and I have asked for family to come and watch him for an hour while I do housework. This in itself is a great challenge because I hate asking for help because I don’t want to be let down.
I am a teacher so I won’t be home for much longer and I can’t imagine how I will be able to manage all of this on top of my full time job. I am just feeling rather hopeless and lost for what to do.