Many people talk more about stay-at-home moms, yet they have never been one. They only rely on what they hear from society. As a stay-at-home mom for more than five years, I’ll share life, what it is really like to be a stay-at-home mom, and the truth about being a stay-at-home mom.
Truth 1: Stay-at-Home Mom work
I always get this question: What does a stay-at-home mom do all day? Most working moms argue they clean, cook, go shopping, and take care of their family.
Society doesn’t recognize being a stay-at-home mom as a job because it doesn’t take place professionally or is not a paid a job
The truth is that besides attending to house chores and looking after kids, there are jobs that they do.
Truth 2: Stay-at-Home Mom don’t have leave day
Working moms have annual leave, but as a stay-at-home mom, you work all the days of your life. Even if you hire a nanny or housekeeper, you will find yourself attending to house chores.
Truth 3:Stay-at-home mom repeats the same duty every day
except for those moms who work at home and earn some money.
They repeat the same duties daily: cleaning the house, cooking, doing laundry, cleaning utensils, feeding the baby, and taking them to sleep.
Truth 4: Stay-at-Home Mom don’t have sick leave
There are so many challenges that stay-at-home moms go through, and one of them is being sick.
Working moms get a day off when they fall ill, but stay-at-home moms work throughout, even if they are sick.
When you are sick, kids don’t understand mom is sick, life must go on, and all chores must be done.
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Truth 5: being a Stay-at-Home Mom when your kids are at home sucks
I would assert that no work is more demanding, taxing, and stressful than being at home with your children all day. particularly if you don’t have the funds to pay a nanny or maid and you have young children who aren’t in school yet or are under five years old.
You make an effort to balance taking care of your kids with doing housework all day.
You don’t have time for a break, for me time, or for adult conversation.
Truth 6: being a Stay-at-Home Mom when your children are at school is awesome
Being a stay-at-home mom when your kids are at school is not hard.
You attend to your duties without being interrupted, and you have “me” time.
You can go shopping alone and have time with adult friends.
You eat breakfast and lunch uninterrupted.
You have freedom and flexibility.
Although parenting has challenges, I would say that when you have school-aged kids, life is less stressful.
Truth 7: Stay-at-Home Mom gets tired
I used to giggle when I heard stay-at-home mothers moan about being exhausted when I was a working woman. I questioned why she had become exhausted.
Little did I know they get tired because of attending to house chores like picking toys, doing laundry, cleaning utensils, folding clothes, and preparing lunch, breakfast, and dinner.
Truth 8: Being a stay-at-home mom means more activities
After cleaning one mess, you proceed to the next. When you are at home with a kid, that means more cleaning and wiping.
When you have children, you prepare meals more frequently, which means you are constantly washing dishes.
Kids make more messes, so you are cleaning up the mess all day.
Truth 9: Stay-at-Home Moms are highly educated and successful women
According to research done by the Pew Research Center, moms with medical degrees, nursing degrees, or other professional degrees are giving up their careers to be with their kids at home or to take care of their families.
Truth 10: Being a stay-at-home mom is harder than it looks
When you are a stay-at-home mom, you are on the job 24/7. There is no time for sick leave or vacation.
From morning until bedtime, you have a duty to attend to, starting with cleaning the house, doing laundry, washing dishes, taking care of family, cooking, feeding kids, and putting them to sleep.
When you are at home, you are always doing something to meet daily duties.
It is your turn to share the truth you know about being a Stay-at-Home Mom in the comment section below.