I wake up everyday with dread. Love my kids to bits but all such a hard age at the moment. I don't get a single break from the whining and complaining and crying. It's ridiculous.
I have a 14 year old neighbor girl. I pay her to come over and hang around with my kids while I study, clean and meal prep. I'm right there, but its a huge help. She gets some baby sitting experience for when she's old enough, and makes a little money. It's more affordable than a sitter and less stressful than having my mom.