Now, for the second part of the original post, am I ashamed of being a stay-at-home mom.
No. Not at all.
It’s rough being a stay-at-home mom. We never stop. From the moment our child wakes up until they go to bed, we’re in mommy mode. Even after they go to bed, we’re still in mommy mode.
There are people out there who assume that since we are home all day, we do nothing.
I laugh in their faces and go make them special brownies. (Go ready That person and the super chocolate laxative brownies…you’ll understand)
Being a stay-at-home mom is far more than just sitting on your ass all day eating bon-bons while watching General Hospital. (BTW I hate bon-bons and General Hospital)
We make sure the kids are up and go to school (if they are in school), if they’re not in school we make sure they’re changed, fed and keep them busy all day. Which is a job in itself…heck…go look at daycare providers. That is what they do all day. Keep kids entertained, fed and happy. Some may even teach them letters and numbers. Which is what we’re at least trying to do.
While we are trying to keep our children occupied we’re preparing 3 meals a day and cleaning. If you’re child is social or you’re in mom groups you’re chauffeuring them around to play dates and to your meetings. Or taking them to their sports practices, dance practice, shopping and whatever other errands you have to run.
We don’t just sit around. Granted during nap time we may sit down for a few minutes but it doesn’t last. There is laundry to do, kitchens to clean, bathrooms to scrub and floors to sweep.
It’s tiring and exhausting being a stay-at-home mom. I’m not ashamed of it. I didn’t bend to any male, sexist propaganda to keep us women folk barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. I enjoy being a full-time mom. Plus, when it is time to relax or go to bed…I have time to write. I love writing and if being a stay-at-home mom is the only way I can to do it. So be it.
Whether you’re a working mom or a stay-at-home mom we have the same goal in mind, do what’s best for our families.