I’ve been an Stay-at-home mom for two years now, and if you are a stay at home mom, working mom thinking on leaving your job to make things easier or if you are expecting your first child and started debating to either stay at home or go back to your job when your little bundle of joy arrives, this is something you MUST read.
When I started writing this post, as usual I did my research, even though I am a Stay-at-home mom, every mom has different situations and imagine my surprise when I typed “ Stay-at-home mom…” and the first thing that pop up in the suggestion’s box was “Why are stay-at-home mom so LAZY” Yes, lazy, as work-shy, inactive, unwilling to work or use energy like google explained.
This is one of the main reasons most of us fall into depression, it’s sad to think that not even one person it’s proud of you for what you do, often you will see people looking down at you because you decided to do what your heart told you to do, stay at home with your children.
It took a while for me to stop feeling bad for the choice I made. I am where I want to be and I do what I love the most and there’s nothing to be ashamed of.
For the record,
Staying at home with your kids it’s not vacationing
If spending your days cleaning, trying to keep everything in the right place, your mind included. Running after a toddler while trying to feed a hungry/angry baby and dealing with teething, potty training, terrible twos, tantrums, picky eaters and so much more it’s vacationing, then you , yes! You, the one who told me I must feel happy because I do nothing but watch T.V all day, I really wish I could tell you “You are right”. And just so you know, we don’t have an schedule, we don’t get paid for what we do and if you do the maths, just the daycare will cost you $300 to $1,564 monthly, let alone cleaning a messy house, doing laundry and putting food on the table! So, we do have a damn job and excuse my french. With that in mind, we only get the benefit of having more time to spend with our children and that’s more than enough for us, it’s simply priceless.
How To Banish The Stay-at-home-mom Blues
– Learn new things
– Go out with your friends or family
– Pick a hobby
– Read a book
– Have a family day out
– Have a date night
– Involve your partner with activities at home
– Try to make mom friends
– Pinterest activities will make your life easier
– Morning routine will make a difference in how yo start your day
– Coffee or wine it doesn’t matter which one, they will be your partner in crime
– Don’t take what anyone has to say personally, they are dealing with their own issues and insecurities