What is the point? If someone is a parent and wants to consider that the most important job in the world – who cares? More
Topic: SAHM vs. working mom
This week, blogger Matt Walsh wrote a post called, “You’re A Stay at Home Mom? What Do You Do All Day?” In it, he adamantly defends his wife’s choice to be a stay at home mom. I love it when people recognize how hard it is to raise children and acknowledge that it is a job. But Walsh takes his defense of motherhood way off the deep end.
This new study by the Pew Research Center is sort of hard to make all inclusive because it doesn’t mention same sex parents, so I am going to say this, the person who spends more time with the kids gets to be the MOST FOREVER EXHAUSTED IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE REGARDLESS OF SEX FOREVER AND EVER AMEN. Take that research study! More
Ninety percent of the time I complain about it, but there are definitely pluses that I remind myself of on a daily basis, from the invaluable to the frivolously fabulous. More
Being a stay-at-home mom is boring. There I said it. Sorry if I’m offending anyone. If you’re a stay-at-home mom and you’re not bored to tears by two p.m. everyday, good for you. More
I can’t help but think people like Erickson are just grasping at straws to bolster their own confidence. I’m guessing he would feel emasculated if his own wife were to get a job outside the home, and this speaks volumes about his own weakness. If the only way a husband can feel powerful and successful is by keeping his wife and other women down, what does that say about him? More
I thank my lucky stars that Blair Koenig hadnâ€™t yet started STFU Parents when I was a new mom, because I would definitely have been a prime candidate.Â When my first born was an infant I wrote Facebook statuses like:
I wish I hadnâ€™t taken those 3pm coffee breaks for granted, now Iâ€™m a slave to the babyâ€™s schedule!
As if I couldnâ€™t get coffee without the permission of my newborn.
Babyâ€™s up from his nap, time to do the alphabet again – bye Facebook!
Translation: my baby is so smart because I spend hours a day talking to him and teaching him one-on-one while your kid is being ignored by his nanny or catching a virus at daycare. More
If it werenâ€™t for my postpartum depression, maybe Iâ€™d be okay with continuing to work exclusively at home. But thatâ€™s not my reality. Having depression and continuing to be home 24/7 is a hopeless path for my life. Getting this job may not be a perfect solution, but I can no longer ignore the fact that depression is (and always will) impact the lives of everyone in my little family, and itâ€™s up to me to minimize the negative effects of it More
I have always assumed I wouldn’t want to be a stay-at-home-mom. A friend says to me at some point, “I LOVE my kids, but I don’t want to hang out with them all freaking day.”
This seems totally right to me, totally reasonable. I’ve heard stories about people who go weeks without having an adult conversation, grown-ass women describing their 1-year-olds as “my best friend.” Seriously? I like work. I like productivity. I will love my baby, but surely I will want to keep the rest of my life the same as before, right? Mm hmm. More
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Like most celebrity women who have recently given birth, Claire Danes isÂ fieldingÂ all those fluffy “what’s like being a mom?” questions. This time it was Elle magazine who leaned in to get the scoop on Claire’s adjustment to life with newbornÂ Cyrus Michael Christopher Dancy.Â But she’s not joining that ultra trendy SAHM celeb movement just yet. More
The senseless murder of 26 human beings is not a “working parent” issue. More
Itâ€™s not that Iâ€™m bored with my old friends but the routines of my old lifestyle. And the sort-of blindered lives that many parents live, focusing only on their children and not much else thatâ€™s going on in the outside world. More
Perhaps Iâ€™m being the dreaded sanctimommy right now, but I would love to be the SAHM that my culture thinks I am. I would love to have enough money to buy all new clothes instead of secondhand ones. I would love it if my husbandâ€™s job offered benefits like a 401(k) and health insurance. If money werenâ€™t an issue, I would spend my time making art and writing novels instead of, oh, thumbing through pennies in our coin jar to see if I have enough to put some gas in my car. More
As it turns out, it was the dust bunnies that defeated me. I never thought something so innocuous, something so insignificant, something so non-threatening and soft would be my downfall. But there I was, down on my knees, the length of my arm sweeping back and forth under my couch, trying to catch all the dust bunnies and bring them out of their hiding space. And as I gathered them all up, I looked down at the pile of dog hair, and snack crumbs and who-knows-what-else and just started cryingâ€”actual, full on, noisy crying. Because I felt like my life was going to hell. More