What Stay-At-Home Moms Want You to Know

I recently published What Working Moms Want You to Know because I wanted to give a voice to the moms who work outside the home. Often these hard working mamas don’t have the opportunity to engage the social media masses during their working hours and these ladies had plenty to say.

Today’s post is dedicated to the stay-at-home mom. Me, I’m a work-at-home mom but the distinction is hardly worth making. Whether your primary job involves being a kickass caretaker or kickass caretaker and financial earner, you’re stupid busy either way.

There are misconceptions aplenty about how the stay-at-home mom fills her day; Maury, Bon Bons, and laziness being only three.

Let’s turn our ears (or eyes) to the voice of the stay-at-home mom and find out what she wants you to know.

  • It’s a choice 1 of 12
    It's a choice
    "It's a choice. A hard one that = sacrifice. Not right for everyone. And that's ok. We need to stop judging."
    @poundlounge via Twitter

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  • It’s a juggling act 2 of 12
    It's a juggling act
    "It's not always easy! work if you have two of three kids at home and one has a broken leg! work, play, work..."
    @fingerfabrik via Twitter Fingerfabrik

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  • It’s worth it 3 of 12
    It's worth it
    "It is harder than any paid job I've had, more exhausting than any paid job I've had and more rewarding than any paid job I've had."
    @beccatollefsen via Twitter Rebecca Tollefsen

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  • It isn’t a vacation 4 of 12
    It isn't a vacation
    "It isn't a vacation. No coffee breaks or catered lunches :)"
    @just_d_world via Twitter Justdworld's Blog

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  • It’s not easy 5 of 12
    It's not easy
    "It's not easy. Especially for those of us that work from home."
    @MyMamihood via Twitter My Mamihood

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  • It’s exhausting 6 of 12
    It's exhausting
    "It's sometimes easier to hide behind the veil of working. People understand your exhaustion and respect what you do. Stay at home moms don't get the same respect and we're tired too. For some reason complaining makes us seem ungrateful but we all reach our breaking points sometimes. I'd welcome an opportunity to miss my kids for a few hours."
    via Shannon

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  • It’s a job 7 of 12
    It's a job
    "To save your sanity you have to approach SAHP like any other job, take your breaks and lunches."
    @MamaQ5 via Twitter

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  • It’s challenging 8 of 12
    It's challenging
    "So hard to keep sane! Lack of stimulating conversation!!!"
    @pluslily via Twitter The New York Mom

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  • It’s work 9 of 12
    It's work
    "It's actual work. Running a house & raising children takes a lot of effort."
    @mycrazybusylife via Twitter My Crazy Busy Life

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  • It’s misunderstood 10 of 12
    It's misunderstood
    "DOMESTIC VIOLATION(v): Dangerous mistake of referring to SAHM as someone who 'Doesn't Work'."
    @KidDictionary via Twitter The Kid Dictionary

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  • It’s important to get out 11 of 12
    It's important to get out
    "Make sure to go out every day if you can!"
    @linaloves2012 via Twitter linaloves

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  • It’s an honor 12 of 12
    It's an honor
    "...I wouldn't trade it for anything! I recognize it as a privilege, many Moms want, many Moms can't. I am honored to."
    @kathleenlebeau via Twitter ReignBow Gifts

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