Justine - posted on 05/12/2010 ( 57 moms have responded )
Im a stay at home mom to a 9 month old son. I hear everyone vent on how hard it is to be a S@HM. Im on the other side. I dont have 3 kids worth of laundry, dishes, toys to pick up everyday. All i have to do each day is pick up a little and one day a week have a major cleaning session, thats it. I feel like i sit around ALOT and watch my son play. ..Oh and i also have to mention my son sleeps 11 hours thru the night! My husband knows i have it easy and i feel bad!
Sometimes i want 'me time' and I feel so guilty when i want my husband to give me a break, b/c he works hard. Or when he goes out for a bit, i feel so angry at him, but i know he deserves to.
I just wish i could make friends and have the same freedoms, but its hard when i stay at home..plus we are a military fam, so im away from everyone i know. I could get a job but i would feel so guilty putting my son in daycare! Hes on such a great schedule, and very well taken care of. I just miss working so much, and desire to go back b/c i feel SO worthless, and its a great way to make new friends in the area who do the same work as me! But it goes against some of my parenting values!
Im looking for advice from S@HMs, Working Moms, First time moms, EVERYONE...
I would like to know your stories!?!? How do you working moms feel about this? How do all of you balance your life??? Is going back to wk the answer, or should i stick this out?...Or if anyone can just simply relate, please share!