I'm a SAHM and he works full time. I ask him to do something simple (well not that simple for him) like give our 2 year old a bath and he says no, I didn't give him enough notice. When I ask him to please sweep the living room floor instead, while I do the bath (thinking this will save some time and we can both get to bed at the same time after my son goes to bed) he says he will sweep ... More
I returned to work when my daughter was 2 months old but have recently decided to work remotely part time in order to spend more time with her. She will still go to daycare half day while I work, but I want to make sure I am providing enough stimulation and activity for her when she is home with me. Any suggestions on activities for her age? Should I feel guilty about putting her in a sit me up... More
I love my daughter and I love being a stay at home dad, but I have had enough of this country's lack of support for men as parents. I'm angry and frustrated because there seems to be no accommodations for fathers in America, whether it's with parental leave after birth, society's stigma for stay at home dads, or even something as basic as having a changing table in men's re... More
Stay at home parents, I salute you. So I am not a SAHM but I’ve been home the past few days while my 10 month old battles a pretty nasty cold. So anyway today was the worst, she was very hard to console and was sooo sick it just broke my heart, I spent 99% of the day holding her and rocking her while she napped and played with her whenever she was up for it. I think I ate a bowl of cold cerea... More
While I’m incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to stay at home with my baby (for however long - still figuring things out) I am struggling. From feeling isolated (not just from society but my friends who don’t understand my life), to feeling guilty every time we can’t afford something to feeling like I should be doing more more more and never acing one thing (or feeling like I am). Anyon... More
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I just had my first baby two months ago and am staying at home with her, but I can’t take her out anywhere because my car gets too hot here in Texas during the summers. I’d like to take her grocery shopping or just to get out of the house but my car is too hot for us to return to. Sometimes I feel like it’s also too hot outside to stroll her around. Not sure what other moms do to get around thi... More
What have you done to help cope with the adjustment from working adult life and your identity to transition to being a SAHM. I’m a new SAHM and I feel incredibly grateful and lucky that I can choose this life, even with the sacrifices it requires (financial, social, etc). I was surprised when I started experiencing embarrassment among my close friends (mothers) in trying to explain what I do al... More
My baby is 7 months now and seems like everyone pulling me in a different direction whether it's to go get a job or stay home with him. My son very active and always wants to play so having him around other kids seems like a good thing but when it comes to me I'm not ready to go back in the work life I rather go to school but i just don't know what to do
How do you deal with your husband being the stay at home parent while you work? What if you still are doing all the housework and the bills? He helps but isn’t consistent so it’s frustrating. What to do??? He is seeking permanent employment we have 1 child together and he has 2 from a previous relationship who live with us. I just want someone else to do the house work bc I’m tired boss!!
Last August, my husband and I made the decision for me to stay at home with our (now) 15 month old son. At the time, my work hours and my husband’s travel schedule weren’t jiving, coupled with our son getting up in the night. I was also missing out on some serious time with our son. When I see neighbors and when we get together with friends, and their children, I’m often faced with the comme... More
I’m a STAHM and I teach Zumba fitness dance classes in the evening when my husband comes home from work 3 days a week. My husband has weekends off and he absolutely hates being alone at the house. He’s had a fear of being alone since he was a kid. I understand this fear. However, I’m a always on the go Mom. I love running errands and my son always is with me. I’d love to run an errand or two by... More
SAHM how are you managing everything? I got a baby, a terrible two toddler, a school aged kid and a old dog that needs to be walked every couple hours. Hubby is at work most of the time and has to work more once he is home. How do you guys manage cleaning, laundry that seems to have no end, cooking, school, after school activities, walking the dog, appointments and being there for your kids and... More