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Confessions of a stay-at-home Mom

Real life convo the other day

Person “So what do you do?”

Me: “Well the last few years I’ve been a stay at home mom, I’ve done some blogging here and there and some brand repping…”

Person (cuts me off): Oh so just the stereotypical stay-at-Home Mom activities..(laughs)”

Me: “Ha…yeah…” *slaps him across the face in my mind

Another thing someone has said to me when hearing what I do

Person: “Geese I wish I could just stay at home and play all day for MY job.”

Me: “Uhh yup…ME TOO.”

For the love of all that is holy!! If others only realized how much we do and have to juggle on a minute to minute basis! And listen I get it, as an adopted child I know how lucky we are to even be able to have kids and how amazing it is but let’s be real, it’s the hardest job I’ve ever had. When I worked 9-5 jobs I had a relaxing lunch break, could spend my days off (remember what days off are?) doing whatever I wanted and could take time for my mental and physical health. That all greatly lessens and let’s not forget how emotionally draining dealing with a toddler can be, especially when they start believing they know everything and are always right..give us strength. I wouldn’t trade staying home these years for anything, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy or that us stay at home parents (shout out to you too dads!) are just on an extended vacation everyday. There’s no such thing as a weekend or a rest day or time off..well that is until they’re grown ass adults so hey, just another 20 or so more years guys! I guess the point of this post is to remind myself and others that even though stay-at-home parent life can sometimes feel like we’re on an island by ourselves, we’re not, and should be able to vent as often as needed to maintain sanity. The other week I finally signed up for some physical training lessons and have started to make (at least a few of) my needs a priority again because it’s definitely harder to be on top of things as a parent when we feel like the only things we do are for other people. So big virtual high five to all of you reading this who can even slightly relate because we’re in this thing together and hopefully continue to raise some pretty awesome humans.  xo chrissy

4 thoughts on “Confessions of a stay-at-home Mom”

  1. My pet peeve is when working moms act like we got it made by staying home and we are spoiled and entitled. It’s alot harder than sitting on my butt all day inputting information on a computer while laughing with my coworkers and having an adult conversation and coming home at 5:00 and resting. moms have a 24 hour, LOUD, MESSY JOB!! My whole blog is dedicated to stay at home moms that need support from other stay at home moms lol. Kuddos to you for standing up for yourself!!

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    1. Completely agree, it’s literally the hardest job I’ve ever had and you really don’t get breaks lol, and you’re right the adult interaction is so limited it’s definitely a trying time, while rewarding but still it’s so hard and people don’t get it

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