What's your support strategy for surviving two under two?
Hey, does anyone have suggestions for surviving two under two as a somewhat temporary(ish) stay at home mom?
My husband is heading back to work mid-April and we're trying to figure out what child care arrangement makes sense for us with a one mo. old and a 16 mo. old. Our 16 mo. old is currently in daycare 2 days/week and we have no idea if/when she'll get in any of the daycare/preschools she's on the wait list for (...which makes me a little screamy).
I think I'd like a mother's helper for support 3-4 days/week but am open to co-op options near Rockridge, too. In addition to just needing some additional hands on deck for handling two, I am also looking to find time for my paid PT work 6-8hrs/week (plus, time to Do All the Things that parenting two requires and *maybe* even exercise once in a while??).
Has anyone else been here (is here now)?
What do you advise?
Any suggestions for mother's helpers?
Some other arrangement that makes this all feel more doable?
...Also, what are your strategies for handling meals, bedtimes and nursing with a rampant toddler afoot?