In answer to your first question, it's just easier for men to lose weight. It probably has something to do with them have testosterone and us having estrogen. In answer to your second question, why can't your husband watch the kids for an hour while you go to the gym? I was an at home mom for more than 15 years, but I'm now pursuing a Masters in counseling and am getting back into the world of work. Remember to take care of yourself. It makes you a better mom.
g'day roxanne and welcome to MBC! i just checked out your blog and that little boy of yours is GORGEOUS!! i've got one little boy so far and loove being mommy to him. :) feel free to visit me if you get the chance: www.themommyhoodmemos.com
That mischievous picture of your son hooked me immediately. I signed up to follow your blog and I hope you'll follow mine as well. Don't worry, he will grow out of this stage. Unfortunately, he'll revisit this stage in his teens and then again in his forties.