Misconceptions About Stay At Home Moms

If I had a dollar each time I seen a post on social media or heard from another person asking “what stay at home moms do all day?” I would be richhhhh! I cannot believe we are still asking this in 2019 as if people are truly clueless to what amazing mothers do daily. This blog is about the misconceptions about us stay at home moms and I came to set the record straight.

What is a stay at home mom (SAHM)?

A stay at home mom is someone that stays home with their child/children to raise and help manage the household. She may have just one or multiple children ranging from newborn to teenage years. There’s a chance she had an education and left a workplace to stay home with her babies.

Oh this one is my faveeeee,

Lucky you get to do nothing all day..

Ha! So, how do children get clothes on, fed, get outside play, school work done, lunch, and naps in if we NOTHING all day. No where in that sentence I mentioned anything about us doing anything for ourselves. Sometimes I wish I could do the nothing everyone thinks about. It’s called stay at home, but we are running kids from left to right to go to practices, store, school, and appointments. Sometimes my time is limited as to how often we maybe at home. Then when we are home we are so busy trying to keep the house ran properly and clean.

We just don’t want to work..

There’s so many reasons why a parent would stay at home. In that case you’ll have to ask every family, because there’s so many different situations. And to be honest, I am more stressed now than when I was working 40 hours 7 days a week

The financial aspect of going to work only to pay daycare expenses, traveling, and gas leaving yourself with only $100-200 for bills. It wasn’t worth it in the end for my fa

Let’s just say a 24/7 job

Rather it’s a working mom or stay at home mom, being a mom is a 24/7 job. Period. This is the only job that you get paid in kisses, laughs, and giggles. How amazing is that? I love my job!

Thank you for reading!

21 Comments

  1. Danielle

    August 2, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Great post! A mom is a mom, 24/7 no matter what our work circumstances. We all work our booties off day on and day out!

    1. mamavfiveplusme

      August 4, 2019 at 4:32 AM

      That’s for sure! ❤️

  2. Emily Gigliotti

    August 2, 2019 at 4:15 PM

    Mamas have hard jobs! We definitely don’t “do nothing” all day. Unfortunately, people will think what they think. It’s not easy being a SAHM and I have a new appreciation for mamas that are!

    1. mamavfiveplusme

      August 4, 2019 at 4:31 AM

      I didn’t think so before and boyyy was I wrong!

      1. Emily

        August 9, 2019 at 12:57 PM

        Omg. Ain’t this the truth! I used to get soooo tired of hearing, “what did you even do all day? ” I’m like dude, seriously?!

  3. Kayla-Joy Krueger

    August 2, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Oh girl. I agree with this on so many levels. Next person to make mark comments to me is getting reffered to this post!

    1. mamavfiveplusme

      August 4, 2019 at 4:30 AM

      Haha send them on!

  4. Latifah

    August 3, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Oh my goodness, thank you for this post! The hilarious “you do nothing all day” joke is getting very annoying.

    1. mamavfiveplusme

      August 4, 2019 at 4:30 AM

      So annoying anddddd played out 😂

  5. Jennifer

    August 4, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Oh my gosh yes! I’ve had people ask me what do I do all day. I can’t help but give them the stink eye. It is honestly more work than when I worked outside of the home haha, but I’m loving every minute of it.

    1. mamavfiveplusme

      August 5, 2019 at 4:05 AM

      Haha, I say the same thing! Wouldn’t have it no other way.

  6. Jeanna

    August 6, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    I love this post so much. I’m a working mama myself but I agree with what Danielle said earlier “a mom is a mom” and I think you’re doing one hell of a job, mama!! I give so much props to SAHMs. Y’all are the real MVPS.

  7. Vedrana

    August 8, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    LOVE this mama!! Sooo many misconceptions about sahm’s!

  8. Morgan

    August 10, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    This is so so true!! Being a stay at home mom is insanely hard but so rewarding!

  9. Stacey

    August 11, 2019 at 5:00 AM

    Great post mama! People will never truly understand what a SAHM really does until they experience it for themselves!

  10. Christina

    August 11, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Thank you for shedding some light on this. Sadly, before I became a mother, I would think “Why is it so hard to SAHM to keep their homes clean?” But then I had kids. Oh, my, it is NON-STOP. Being a SAHM is hard work! IT takes dedication, endless amounts of patience an tons of grace on your kids and yourself!

  11. Leslie

    August 13, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    This is so so true! I’m glad someone said it!

  12. Mary Peterson

    August 14, 2019 at 9:26 AM

    Being a SAHM is the best job in the whole wide world ❤️

  13. Liz

    August 15, 2019 at 3:04 AM

    Yes! Although I’m not a SAHM, I know the struggles and the loneliness that comes with it. Thank you for sharing this. Your job is the toughest one!!!

  14. Doris

    August 17, 2019 at 2:00 AM

    So much yes to this post!! We have a job just like the rest except we don’t get paid by the hour.

  15. Jackie

    August 25, 2019 at 8:24 AM

    All moms are working moms. You’re amazing!

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