What's the Hardest Part About Being a Stay-at-Home Mom?

Rachael - posted on 03/18/2014 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hi moms, I'm going to be a stay-at-home mom soon with my first little one on the way in just a few months. I wanted to reach out and find out first-hand from moms - what is the hardest part of taking care of your little ones during the day?
I really want to make sure I take time to take care of myself (physically, emotionally, health-wise) after the little guy comes, but am wondering from you - what's really realistic?
I can't wait to hear from you!

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Kyla - posted on 04/20/2014

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Hi, I have an almost 6 month old and I think the hardest part of being a stay at home mom is finding the time to take care of yourself ...my little one is a darling but has gotten so used to me alone especially since we moved half way around the world just a few months ago that she cried from the time I left to the time I got back from the salon in an attempt to get some 'me time' even though she was with her Dad. Sometimes getting the time you need to eat, bathe and rest is difficult. Lack of adult company and dealing with too much advice from family members and other people makes it hard too. What I can say is being a new parent is wonderful but you do need a lot of support and help. I think sometimes people forget that while there is a new baby there is also a new mom who is recovering from childbirth and that coupled with all the life changes and changing hormones makes mom needy for a little more support and understanding as well. My advice to you is that as a stay at home mom you will need to take a break for yourself sometimes to do something else...the reality of it though is that sometimes getting that break can be difficult. Having a loving and supportive partner who takes their parenting role seriously and shows you their appreciation for what you do can go a long way. Good luck! Congrats! And all the best to you and your little one!

Carol - posted on 04/06/2014

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joining a mom group is good and keeping baby on a routine will help out as well, good luck.

Dpittman99 - posted on 03/18/2014

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I am a stay at home mom with three under three! I feel being able to stay at home is a privilege but it is never the less a job ! Probably more demanding then any job you may have had before... I was a teacher... The first few months will be a breeze. However, once they start walking our " internship" is over.. Lol. I joined a mom group and enrolled in Gymboree. When it was just me and my son the mom groups were a lifesaver. I would recommend joining a mom group and to enjoy this time with your child before number 2 comes along. Good luck. It may be one of the hardest "jobs" staying at home but it comes with the best rewards:)

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