Motherhood is hard…. Right now as I write this I have my 2year old asleep in my bed and my 7month old crying next to me in his cot.
This is real life! I’ve just finished a 2 hour battle to get my 8 year old daughter to eat her mash! Like for real? How hard is it to put food on a spoon and eat it? Apparently it’s stupidly hard, like so hard that hell will freeze over if the plate is bloody emptied.
Anyway…now Amal has gone with he’s sister here’s my tips for coping with 3 kids. Especially the toddler and the baby.
Find something that can entertain all the kids at once. I use TV, I’m not ashamed! When I need a moment I pray horrid Henry is on CITV so I can slip away and put dinner on or get a shower.
Promote caring and loving behaviour between siblings. I can promise…this works in creating a much happier home if they all get along and understand the importance of treating eachother with love and respect.
Try and make nap times for the young ones at the same time. This will either give you the chance to get things done, rest or spend time with the older child.
If you make plans or promises to spend time with your older child..honor it! Older children have melt downs too, they just express it differently. They need mummy time too.
Try your best to get some time for yourself without any children. It’s common for mothers to feel like they have lost themselves..instead of making a ton of excuses for why you can’t do something because your a mother. Start making plans to do something, your still the woman you was before motherhood, just with added responsibility. This doesn’t mean you have to loose who you were.
I can honestly say, this journey of motherhood is a bloody rollercoaster, somedays are good, somedays are soo bad I feel like I’m being punished for something. But regardless I carry on because I chose this path and I have a duty to ensure that these kids are loved and cared for. In saying that I also have a duty to myself and that is to ensure I put my needs first too because if I don’t I’m not going to be the best for my kids.
I hope my top tips help
All the best