I have just had my 3rd bub and I am always looking for new ways to help me and other mums cope with the demands of not only a newborn but kids in general.
The way that I have coped in the past is to take solace in knowing that the newborn doesn grow up eventually and then they sleep. when they do get a little older I make sure that I take time out for myself each week. i also make sure that I talk to other mums and get together with others regularly. this forum is great for that too. I have the kids in care for a couple of hours a week and that is how I cope. Also when they sleep (when!) I make sure that I do somehting for myself, like jump on eBay etc... Even if its just for 10 min.
I think that sometimes we make ourselves feel guilty for having someone else look after the kids for a few hours. Years ago when you had a bub you usually had your mother living with you, or you had older kids who also helped out. These days there is not that sort of support so I went and got it myself.
How do you cope?
3 under 3- 15 month gaps. Busy but loving it eìí?