Woohoo! I made it through my first two-kid-solo-parenting gig! My husband came back last night to 3 sleeping family members! That's right, even I was asleep -- I passed out from exhaustion while snuggling with my toddler. The sleep went a lot better than expected, although at a certain point each night both boys were in my bed, with me right in the middle. Each was clutching an arm -- it's a good thing I have two. It was quite cute, although not necessarily sleep-inducing.
Even though I was thoroughly drained, I think a few things helped me to get through with relative ease. Here is a list of tips I compiled:
1. Make Plans: I didn't overbook us, but I made sure we had activities to get us from one hour to the next. Shnook had his babysitter, and Fuzz and I met up with a friend for a walk one day. I also let the babysitter watch Fuzz for 2-3 hours so I could have a moment alone. It really went by like aRead More »from 4 Ways To Survive Solo Parenting