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8 Tips for Surviving Stay-at-home Motherhood

Survival Tip #1: Give it a try.
Survival Tip #1: Give it a try.
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If you have the luxury of trying the stay-at-home life, try it while you can. You might decide to go back to work, but it's an experience few women get to have, so take advantage of it.

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Talk to other stay at home moms

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You'll need to keep a tight reign on finances and be very organized.

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Even if you know you're going back to work, treasure the time you have with your newborn.

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If you go back to work, you may not have the same drive and ambition as you did before you had a little one to return home to.

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Try keeping track of every diaper change, bottle feeding, play session...for 24 hours. You'll be amazed at how much you have done.

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It's important that they realize you aren't just sitting around all day while they're at work!

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Sign up for mommy-child swim lessons, join a play group...whatever it takes to find other adults to interact with.

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