I don't know how single moms/dads do it.

Just Mama & Anna
This week I had a taste of single parenthood as hubs was away on business. How did I fare?

It was, in one word: EXHAUSTING!

As cute as Anna is, I found myself counting down to her next nap all week long. Playtime seemed never-ending. My to-do list (while she napped) seemed miles long. I will be honest and say that she probably watched an unhealthy hours of Baby Einstein in those 4 days.

On the flip side though, it was incredibly rewarding to take care of Anna on my own - knowing that I can do it and do it well.

Anyway, the week is over. Hubs is back. I survived. And more importantly, so did Anna.


  1. I'm glad you did well! My husband is away this weekend (luckily he gets back tomorrow!) but I had my mom come over to help out and watch Ephram while I was at work. The nights were definitely hard since Ephram was waking up at unusual times and I had to be at work at 6am!

  2. Good grief, did Anna double in size the week I was gone? That pic of her looks uber chunky!

    But yes, I'm proud of you dear. I know I never would've been able to keep our little cuddle bug alive all on my own for that long. Hell, I've never even had her alone for a whole day before...just the thought makes me break out in a cold sweat...

  3. @ donya: I guess I should've mentioned that my parents came over at night and brought me dinner. I can't imagine having to cook as well. However, they couldn't help much as far as baby because Anna has stranger anxiety. It seems like everyone is a stranger to her unless they spend 24/7 with her.

    @ Cerritos: Hehe, it's not the most flattering pic of Anna, but I love her smile.

  4. I agree, I always think about single parents when I'm home with the girls alone. It gives me a boost of energy when I think there's people all of the world parenting on their own!

  5. :) I know I could never be a single parent.

    I'd forget the baby in the cart at the supermarket or something....


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