The Misconception of Being A Stay-At-Home Mom
There are several misconceptions about being a stay-at-home mom; all they do is drink, shop, or nothing at all. They take the kids to school and maybe have one or two at home to take care of, but nothing too serious to handle. Wrong, wrong, wrong!!! I had a misconception until I was put in those shoes. That's the thing with people; we judge for no reason without having any proof of how hard or easy something is. If you have been following my blog, you know I talk a lot about being a stay-at-home mom now, and if you are new to my blog, go back to my post, and you can see how passionate I am about this subject. A lot of people, men, and women would say that the job is easy, and anyone can do it, but that's not true. I have been a stay-at-home mom for a year and a half now, and it has been a rollercoaster. Some days I want to pull my hair out, and some days I'm perfectly just fine. I have had my battles about telling the truth about how I feel, due to judgment, but I have concluded if I can't keep it real with my readers, then why am I writing a personal blog. There are some mother's that feels the same way I do, and I have to say something for her and tell my truth. If you are that mom and reading this, I would say to you feeling this way is perfectly ok and find the balance that makes you feel like yourself. Not everyone has the answer for how to manage because what works for another mom may not work for another mom.
I have heard several people who have told me that I should get a job and help out financially in the household, but me staying at home works for us. I run the family and take care of the kid's needs, and he handles the finances. We have our system, and it works. Sometimes I question myself if I can do this, it can be hard at times, and sometimes it's a piece of cake. I'm still trying to figure out my balance. I do know that being a stay-at-home mom is not the end of all for me. Some moms I see that's all they want to be because it's enough for them, but for me, I want more. I know it may be hard, and I have talked to Frank about it, and I'm starting my new business this year. Being a mom is amazing, a 24-hour job that I don't get monetary payment for, and I wouldn't trade it in for anything. I want more for my life if that makes sense.
I have partners that are in the business with me for our women's working space. The workspace has been a goal of mines for a year. I can collaborate with these women; it will help with the burden of running a business for one by myself and two from Atlanta. It works for all of us and for my household. Being a stay-at-home mom can look different for everyone, and as long as you find the balance that works for your household, don't let anyone tell you or make you feel a certain way about your choices. Unless they are walking in your shoes, it just an opinion and they are like assholes; everyone has one. Until Next Time!!!
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