Lonely Mama in Portland
We all know that mamahood can be tough, especially solo. Jennifer is looking for ideas on how to keep spirits up as she juggles mamahood on her own most of the time:
Hi there! After reading the recent post Do You Yahoo, I tried to find the perfect mamas group for me, but came up short. My husband travels frequently for business, which leaves me at home alone with our 15-month old, sometimes for four consecutive nights. Maybe I should consider myself lucky that it's only 4 consecutive nights instead of four weeks at a time. I know I must not be the only stay at home mom who ends up feeling like a single mom because their husband travels. Lately I just feel like my other mom friends don't get how difficult it is to manage day to day without the other partner. All of our family live East of the Mississippi River, so I can't just drop the kiddo off at grandma's and go to my doctor's appointment, get my hair cut or just grocery shop alone. I certainly don't fit into a single-mom's group even though I have tremendous insight into how hard it must be. I just need support, positive feedback, inspiration, and playtime with other moms who feel just as lonely and stressed out when their husband is away. Any ideas? Thanks in advance!
Other urbanMamas, do you have suggestions on how to build a community of mamas and papas around you to help when the going gets tough? Who do you rely on when you need a helping hand?