IS IT EASY TO BE A STAY AT HOME MOM?

Michelle - posted on 10/20/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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HAVE ANY STAY AT HOME MOMS BEEN TOLD THAT THERE IS NO REASON TO BE TRIED CAUSE IT IS EASY WORK TAKING CARE A HOUSE & A KID?

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Annette - posted on 10/22/2009

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I provide at home childcare, have 4 children and a husband.My husband doesnt understand how I am always so tired. I cook every nite so the family has a nutricious meal.I do all the cooking and cleaning and the laundry

I also bring income into the family. I went on STRIKE on the weekend and he quickly found out just how much I contribute to the family dynamic. One day of doing a quarter of what I do all week and he doesnt complain as much as he used to

Jalisa - posted on 10/20/2009

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no ive never been told that one because for one its not easy i mean if your a at home mom everything falls on you . i could have my husband do more but thats what i chose and it is a job. and in my opinion its a some what hard one.

Carolee - posted on 10/20/2009

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Yes! And then, after calling at-home-moms lazy, they ask if I feel guilty or not because I'm "not contributing" financially!!! I'm saving us more money than I could make working! I just keep wondering when it went from the "normal" thing to do to "freeloading"?

Chrissy - posted on 10/20/2009

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from the moment i crawl out of bed to the time i fall back in to it im on call and then if there is a wet bed , bad dream or teething pains im back up i run around ALL day and dont get a thankyou or thats realy good but the cuddles i get when there sleepy and the smiles when they are happy makes the hard work feel easy

Lindsay - posted on 10/20/2009

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yep! People say that! and say Im too lazy to get a job---- PLEASE!! I work 24-7!! Its sooo hard!!!

Crystal - posted on 10/20/2009

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Ha ha... nobody has ever said that to me (to my face anyway). I'm sure there are people out there who don't do it who think that exact thing. My husband told me he would never trade jobs with me ever. He knows that staying at home with the kids is a really hard job, if you are doing it right. I mean, I clean, cook, organize, and keep the kids entertained...its tough stuff! There are days when I feel like I wanna just give up, but my kids would never understand if I did that..lol. It by far is the hardest job on earth. We should get paid!

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Yes some people seem to think we sit on our butts eating bonbons all day, it is the hardest most rewarding job I've ever had and would not trade for any other job in the world, my husband understands, he says I gladly work b/c I don't think I could do what you do...

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