any one who feels like a slave in her own home?

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Louise - posted on 07/12/2010

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Yes I feel like a housekeeper and personal slave most of the time. I have a husband and two older teenage lads with a toddler daughter. I spend the whole time washing clothes ironing and picking up after them all day. My kids never stack the dishes or prepare dinner. They turn up at 6.30pm exspecting a hot meal on the table. They leave for work/college with a packed lunch every day and if there is anything out of place when they get home they ask me what I have been doing all day! I have forgotten who I am and my relationship is suffering with my husband because I feel like the hired help!

Logan - posted on 07/11/2010

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I think all moms feel like this every once in a while...or maybe even MORE than once in awhile. The key is to find something just for you that you can do weekly or even daily. I write a blog discussing the frustrations that come with motherhood. It's called A Muddled Mother and it's a place where moms can feel free to say what they REALLY feel about motherhood. After all it isn't all warm cookies and milk. Join us at www.muddledmother.com.

Heathre - posted on 10/16/2012

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I work and still do all the EVERYTHING that a stay at home mom does, it gets super annoying.

When I hear that I need to find something that I enjoy, I think "I have no idea what that would be I have been doing everything I don't enjoy for so long."

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Holly - posted on 12/01/2012

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I totally feel like a slave now that I have become a stay at home mom. When I had my first child I worked as many hours as my husband (and actually made more $) but I would still get stuck doing everything when I got home while he would relax. I wanted to stab him. I became a stay at home mom when my 2nd was born and from dawn until dusk I don't get one break. when my husband gets home I feel like I have ANOTHER child to take care of. I don't even get to take a shower half the time and an cleaning 16 hours per day and slaving over everyone. I have no sense of self anymore and can't remember the last time I even laughed. I miss the time when I wasn't invisible. I am considering going back to work but then I will still get stuck doing everything. I feel like a prisoner in my own home. I looke back at pictures of me when I was happy and I miss that person. I know- boo hoo right? I always wanted to be a stay at home mom and am happy to be with my kids but I think everyone sees me as Cinderella

Jamie - posted on 07/13/2012

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My husband works and im at home with our 3 yr old daughter currently were are living with a friend til he leaves for college i cook i clean but whwn our roommate gets home he complains about stuff i do and dirtys everything i clean!! I really feel like a maid or a slave!! Its getting annoying

Liza - posted on 07/20/2010

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i feel better with your messages guys, and i am not alone,,, gosh! for jen, much worst for you, inlaws home is really a pain in the neck. lol. tnakhs guys

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