Tip 3: Rely on friends and family

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.