Ask for Help
In her informative book, A Deeper Shade of Blue, Ruta Nonacs, M.D., Ph.D., writes:
“One of the most challenging aspects of caring for young children is the social isolation. In traditional cultures, a woman’s family gathers around the mother after the birth of a child. They help her learn how to care for her child … Nowadays most women with young children spend most of their time at home, alone.”
Barter for help. Make any deal that you can with your in-laws—promising to name any further offspring after them—if they would allow you an afternoon to yourself or with your husband, away from the Disney channel.