I think we’ve all heard the complaints of a SAHM (stay at home mom), but like most things, you really don’t get it until you’ve done it.
I, like a lot of women, romanticized the idea of being a SAHM. The freedom to make your days how you want, getting to stay in sweat pants all day if you want, and the yogurt commercial-worthy bonding moments with your little ones. How could it not be awesome? Well as you know if you are a SAHM, that’s just not reality. The thing is, it’s not really about WHAT YOU WANT anymore when you become a parent. Your day doesn’t go how you want because now you have a small human, who probably doesn’t get empathy or emotional regulation yet, that also has a say in how your days go. A very big say because it’s their life too. Not only do you have this new erratic human influencing your day, but you also have to somehow adult. You have to take this little human to run the errands, to fill out the paperwork, and usually to the bathroom with you as well.
Being a SAHM is not something to romanticize. It is hard, constant, exhausting work. It’s very beautiful though. I’m pretty sure I get a few yogurt commercial-worthy bonding moments in every week, but that’s really not what this article is about.
I tried being a stay-at-home mom for eight weeks. I like the stay-at-home part. Not too crazy about the mom aspect. -Ali Wong
This article is about a call to support women and let them vent, complain, say their truth, without the very belittling “well that’s the choice you made.” Yes it is my choice, and I’m so thankful and grateful to have been able to make that choice, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have hard days. We all have hard days. And that’s okay.
Finding balance as a mother means accepting your imperfections. -Mary Organizes
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