Everyone except being a stay-at-home mom is an easy job but if they only knew they go through a number of challenges. I being a stay at home mom for over 5 years I have shared challenges for stay at home mom.
Researches, study, and poll has found that Stay-at-Home Mom struggles and is more depressed than working Moms.
I’m a Stay-at-Home Mom in Kenya, and I would support the findings.
Although society takes as one of the simplest jobs, the fact is being a stay at home mom is one of the tough jobs. Many challenges come along with being Stay-at-Home Moms.
Without wasting more time let me share challenges for Stay-at-Home Mom face
- Lack of appreciation
Mom work the whole day attending the house chores – washing clothes, cleaning dishes, cooking, looking for children and much more.
Most people term house chores jobs as one of the micro-jobs.
The funniest thing you will find that when your partner comes back home after the job and finds the house is in a mess the only question they will ask what were you doing the whole day.
After you attend all housekeeping jobs, you will find it becomes hard for society to pinpoint what she did the whole day.
- Inadequate finance
Most of the Stay-at-Home Moms jobs don’t come with a paycheck unless you decide to start work at home job.
Also, most of the Husband when making family budget moms are not considered anywhere not even a coin to buy personal items.
- Lack of employment
There is no job is set aside to be done by Stay-at-Home Moms.
Most of the developed countries have set aside jobs such as survey and mystery shopping to be done by Stay-at-Home Moms.
Although we can thank technology that they are jobs that Stay-at-Home Mom can do online while looking after the children but it’s hard to find company hiring stay at home mom.
- Lack of acknowledgment of Stay-at-Home Moms Job title
Stay-at-Home Moms title is not recognized anywhere.
In case you want to go back into the working world, all those years you have been Stay-at-Home Moms are counted as unemployed rather than acknowledge the efforts and commitments it takes to be a Stay-at-Home Moms.
Human beings are created for interaction. Babies or kid may not provide the type of conversation you may need as an adult.
Spending the whole with a baby can be isolating and this can lead to loneliness.
As a stay-at-home mom, you don’t have a day off, no sick leave, no holidays, and no weekend. This means you are always on duty trying to fill a never-ending to-do list.
Sometimes it becomes a struggle to balance all those tasks, and you end up leaving you exhausted.
- Being taken advantage
Sometimes you will find the church; school; family members or society can organize and delegate a duty for you without informing you in advance all because you are not working.
When you tell them you are busy, or they pay for the service rendered, they say you could be at home doing nothing it’s a chance you have got to keep you busy.
- Loss of identity
In today’s world, everyone is evaluated with the formal job title, how much you earn and how much you bring to the table.
Stay-at-Home Mom job is not appreciated, you don’t have any job title or earn money you lose identity to society.
Even the children and husband don’t take you seriously.
- Remain stagnant
Being Stay-at-Home Moms means every day you repeat the same job looking after your house and children, you remain imprisoned at home, so you remain stagnant since you are not learning new things.
You remain stagnant in your life knowing only specific things.
After all, it doesn’t mean since you are Stay-at-home Moms all these challenges can make your life not grow or make you not happy? All of these challenges have a solution. Let looks to some of the solutions.
You can take a course or learn a hobby so that you won’t remain stagnant not only will help stay alert but it’s a good way to prepare to return to work if you wish later.
Since job for Stay-at-Home Moms doesn’t come with a paycheck, you can do online jobs at home or start making handmade products to earn some money while still looking after your house and children
I know I’ve not exhausted the list of challenges for stay at home moms and solution. If you are Stay-at-Home Mom feel free to share the challenges that you face in the comment section below and you can share my list too on social media.
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