Posted 9/8/2005 10:59 PM (GMT -7)
With children, sometimes the task of parent feels overwhelming. It is overwhelming if you think of it all at once. But, if you break things down and just take care of one thing at a time, it might help.
I have raised four children (all adults now) in spite of chronic illness and depression. I found that I had to let some things go. I evaluate each task to see how best to use my limited energy. I ALWAYS take care of chores that stack up (dishes, laundry, keeping things picked up). The chores that can wait are vacuuming, dusting, and floor washing. By using my energy wisely I can usually make it through the tough times. The kids were always pretty good at pitching in as well. I just had to make sure that I was pleasant when I assigned the chores.
Parenting is a tough job even without illness or depression. Keep trying sis . . . every little bit helps.
In His Grip,
AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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