I have four kids too (7,5,3 & 17 months) and I know life is hectic. When I had my first two babies and didn’t have school commitments I did music class, two playgroups and other activities. I love to go out and do things, but in the last year i’ve realised that I don’t need to do all these things. My kids are happy to play at home, and I got to one playgroup a week. I’ve found that managing the house is so much easier, I have time to vacuum when it needs it and make time to do the washing!

I now do things that i enjoy and having a tidy, managable house makes a great difference to my mental health!

I also turn off the ipad and computer to deter me from the temptation of sitting around all day!

Posted by solere04, 16th May 2013

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  • Very true. Keeping things simple makes life a whole lot better.


  • This is what I have been doing lately.


  • nice exellent


  • So true now I have a set free time out aside for me, only possible though school


  • Out sight out of mind! That’s how it is for me with the ipad.


  • Good on you! It’s all about finding balance. Happy mum – happy family.


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