Why I’m Proud To Be A Stay At Home Mom
There has been an unbelievable amount of backlash against stay-at-home moms lately. Seems like everytime I am online lately I see an article or a video about how stay-at-home moms have to defend themselevs against those who are still telling them their job is “easy” or “relaxing.” Now, I know I am speaking to the chior here because most of my audience is other mamas, but for anyone who may have stumbled upon my blog because you are looking for a way to judge us, please keep reading…
I am proud to be a stay-at-home mom!
You know why? Not because it’s easy. Not because it’s so fun. Not because it’s a break from the reality of adulthood. Not becasue I don’t have to leave my house. Not because I don’t have to do anything.
I am proud to be a stay at home mom because…
It IS hard. It’s hard to not get a break (ever) and it’s hard to deal with kids who are learning about themsleevs and YOU have the responsibility of teaching them right from wrong.
Although I have fun playing with my kids, the job as a whole isn’t just FUN. It isn’t playing games and watching TV. It’s doing the hard stuff. It’s cleaning up everything you wished you would never have to after not sleeping more than 3 hours and still having to make dinner and do the laundry and pay the bills and make the appointments…
I’m proud because I never knew that I could sacrifice so much of myself to make other (little) people happy and safe.
We are raising the next adults. You know the ones that you think are so great because they have a “real job” and are contributing members of society. Guess what? A mama raised that boss.
It’s a given. We know that we do a lot. We know that we have the weight of our families on our shoulders and the likelihood of getting to do something for ourselves is so slim, yet we don’t mind. We get up each day and we do it. Honestly, out of all the people who get up and go to work each day in this world, I hear the least complaints from moms. And their job NEVER stops, has no weekends, lunch breaks, or paid vacations.
Let’s all rally around moms because the more support and confidence they have raising these kids, the more likely those babies will grow up to be something amazing (like maybe even a stay at home parent… 😉 )
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