Rachael - posted on 11/10/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
Im a stay at home mum and have been since my daughter was born in March 2008. When i found out i was pregnant i knew i wanted to stay at home with my daughter for as long as possible, so that i could have that time with her while she was young and not miss out on anything. I have always felt pressure from some other working mums, some family and some of society in general to go back to work like being a stay at home mum makes me lazy. I am responsible for all house hold duties, meal, sleep preperation, play and learning activities, doctor appointments, playgroup and play time outing ect ect ect!! Im tired most the day to be honest! I feel like alot of the joy of being a mum has been taken away through being undervalued and through deciding not to go back to work yet. I hardly spent time for myself, with friends, at the hairdresser or any other beauty therepy for that matter. But still i feel like a horrible mum becuse i havent used this time to study or on my career. I dont nock any mums who work out side the house its just not what i have wanted for myself yet. It actually make sme feel really bad about myself and like a failure. Does anyone ever feel like this sometimes?