Being a stay at home mom means that you spend hours at the pool, lounging in a chair with a good book. It means that you pull effortless meals together (while browing on Pinterest or Facebook) in just a few moments and then enjoy the family as you sit down and share about life. It also means that you have perfect makeup, hair, house and life.
If you believe any of those above things, then you are obviously not a stay at home mama. At least not yet.
I had wonderful ideas of what life would be like when I became a stay at home mom. My house would be clean. My kids would be smiling and happy. My husband would be a well-pleased man. Oh, and I would have tons of 'me time' to do all the things I want to do.
None of those have happened. At least not all at the same time.
Being a stay at home mom is hard. I was a teacher for six years and worked my tail off. However, I could always come home and relax at the end of the day.
As a stay at home mom, you don't get vacation time. Nor sick time. You don't have time to read the latest thriller while lounging by the pool.
So why do it? Why would any sane person become a stay at home mom, when clearly it is an insane job?
You might not have everything you had when you were working, but you have snuggles after naptime. You have little hands holding yours. You have "I love yous" and kisses. You have a messy, but well lived in house. You have a heart so full that it feels ready to explode. You have joy in the form of little bodies.
Is it hard being a stay at home mom? Absolutely. Are there days you are just DESPERATE to go to a 9-5 job? Certainly.
Is it worth it?
Beyond a shadow of a doubt.
Here is a schedule of what our 'typical' day looks like (if there ever is such a thing):
Also, if you are a Stay at Home Mama who feels like you are going insane, this one's for you:
Okay SAHM, do you agree or disagree? Any mamas out there who are scared to be a stay at home mom?
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