Many friends and relatives enjoy babysitting. Use that to your advantage! They can also help you with household tasks or grocery shopping from time to time when you need a break. That’s perfectly OK.
Froukje, mother of Daan (3 years old) and Claire (1 year):
Last month was very busy. I had to take Daan to the hospital for several tests. Apart from that, I had to take care of the household and of Claire. It all got to me. I was overwhelmed. I spoke to my mother and she offered to help. Now she brings us dinner once a week. She is retired and is often home, and she doesn’t mind helping me. It’s made me really happy.