Though I normally post about average Stay-At-Home-Mum stuff, I actually started this blog to note my experiences as an Expat Mum. And this week I was really feeling how tough it is being an expat. I was dizzy and weak on Monday. Luckily Husband’s work can be flexible. So he took our daughter to school before he went to work. Then he came home in time to pick her up from her after-school club at 4pm, and took care of the kids until bedtime. If I lived near my mom, she could have come over and help. But she lives in the States, which is really of no help.
Sometimes I feel sad that I don’t have a family base we can rely on. Husband’s parents live in Warwickshire. They come to visit once every other month and sometimes more. But we don’t really have anyone who can drop everything and help.
I know other people in similar boats, regardless of whether they are an expat. But how do other people do it? How do you handle raising children with very little help. After all, isn’t it supposed to take a village?