Stay-at-Home Moms

Meet and talk to other stay at home moms about everything from making the decision to stay home to managing your day to day routine.

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Apr 10

Considering staying at home with kids, but afraid of the what if’s

Hello! My husband and I have been talking about me staying home with our two boys. When we had our oldest, I envied the moms I saw out with their kids on weekdays and would have jumped at the opportunity. But now that we are in a situation where I can, I’m afraid of all of what could go wrong. What if I need to go back to work earlier than expected, and I’ve been out long enough that they con... More

  • Mama
    Apr 10

    Those are a lot of what ifs. I think about them as well being a SAHM. At the end of the day there will always be someone looking to hire. But I’m learning children grow way too quickly to miss these critical moments.

  • Devon
    Apr 11

    You can always start slow by working part time if you can. It will help you feel out staying at home and ease you into it. It will give you a chance to overcome some of those fears while allowing yourself too continue working. In the future, if you had to get a job again after being a stay at home mom, there are always other options. They may not be in your field, but there are things, even lik... More

Hello, New here

I’m new here. Just looking for new friends. ❤️

  • Bree
    Apr 07

    I’m new here too! Just arrive last month. How are you liking it? Any suggestions?

  • Brigetta
    Apr 09

    I'm new here you!! Just joined this morning!!

Anonymous posted in Marriage & Partnership Mar 26

BEING a SAHM causing problems for my relationship.

I am a STAY AT HOME MOM and I don’t drive due to serious anxiety problems so I’m literally stuck at home. I’ve thought of getting a job but I’d pretty much be working just to pay the baby sitter so that’s out of the question. I have no clue what to do at this point I’m starting to feel tired of my relationship and have started arguments for no reason because I feel like my husband is just free... More

  • Liz
    Apr 07

    Hi dear you need time for take care about yourself and your relationship put your baby 2 days a week in a daycare and take that time for you, exercise, nails, friends and so and so and maybe go to lunch or dinner with your husband . If you don’t feel good first nothing is going to work! Have a good luck !!

  • Devon
    Apr 11

    Find somewhere where you can get a professional to teach you how to drive. Find the local autocross, they can help. You do not want to be dependant on your husband, and you shouldn't have to be. I am extremely familiar with getting over debilitating anxieties and if you are struggling because you are stuck, it sounds like that is the first place to start. Your husband may feel helpless know... More

How do you meet mom friends?

...How do you meet mom friends when you’re relatively new to a city, now stay at home and have a 1 year old!? tried play ground, some play groups... just so hard...!

Looking to work.

Hi! I've been a stay at home mom for 18months now and I really love it. However I really would like to make some income. If anyone knows of any legitimate work from home jobs i would really appreciate it. Thanks!

  • Lily
    Mar 28

    I work as a nanny, I go to thier house. But I get to take my little one with me and she loves playing with her friends!

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Feb 28

Work from home entry level writing/data entry/product testing jobs resource?

Hi FTM here & 1st time to quit working for more than a year now since I moved here in the US while expecting my now 1 yr old baby. My husband & I agreed that for now, even how challenging it is, that I stay at home while we haven’t put our little one in a daycare & I don’t really feel comfortable w/ a babysitter yet. He didn’t require me to work, for now we can manage, but I feel li... More

Changing career

I've been a SAHM for 2 years now and am desperate to go back to work. I was a lawyer before and my husband is also a lawyer. His job requires travel for days at a time probably once a month but he could also have to do trials in other parts of the country, which could be weeks (he just started this job so we don't know exactly how many trials there will be in other states). He also will... More

  • Kate
    Feb 21

    Hi there, cover letters are tricky, aren’t they? Maybe you could say something about how you appreciate that the position will afford you the work/life balance your family requires at this time. You can provide them with the reliability and proven dedication of an attorney who needs a more predictable schedule right now. Something like that? Hope that helps, I’m still waking up. :)

  • Jenn
    Feb 21

    I'd say something about learning from your previous job that you're passionate about the field but you'd prefer to be more behind the scenes. It comes off as more introverted than lazy.

Anonymous posted in Mental Health Feb 12

SAHM of 3 under 3, introvert, needs a break

I’m a SAHM with 5 month old twins and an almost 3 year old. I’m an introvert and need time alone to rejuvenate. I haven’t had time alone for so long yet I feel so alone in life. I used to have a career I worked really hard for, including 2 graduate degrees, and had an office where I worked on paperwork alone much of the day. I remember I used to feel lonely but now I miss that so much. I don’t ... More

  • Anonymous
    Feb 12

    Could you hire a sitter to take the kids somewhere out of the house so you could just blah around the house alone? Or have the sitter stay home and you go to a movie? I used to check my toddler into church kids bible club just so I could sit in a pew and not even listen to the pastor! I just wanted to be alone and zone out lol I’m not even pious... Sending strength and support your way... this ... More

  • Elle
    Mar 01

    Could you guys swing an au pair if you resumed a career? (Doesn't have to be thr same one as before) Another option is a nanny/babysitter part of the day, foe a few hours here and there.

Anonymous posted in Mental Health Feb 11

Lonely SAHM 😢

So, I’ve been trying to connect with other moms in my area but it is harder than I thought 😥 normally I’m not one for a sappy day or tears but it’s been so hard having my husband states away and being home feeling like all I get to see are our kids and the walls of our home 😥. I am at a breaking point most of the time and I don’t think it’s fair to my babies that mommy wants to lay in bed most... More

  • Amy
    Feb 24

    I'm sorry, it's tough to stay sane when you only talk to your Littles! I bet there's a MOPS group in your area where the kids will have fun and you can talk to adults :) See if there's a Facebook mom's group for your area too! My local Facebook moms group is always having meet ups at parks and things.

  • Nicole
    Mar 20

    Been there. For a decade. Go do things that YOU and your kids love. Museum. Library. Pool. Park. Mall. Cafe. Whatever it is, you’ll find likeminded moms and their kids. I have learned to strike up conversations with strangers (not easy for me!) because I find we’re all looking for the same thing: community. Online community is a major step in the right direction. Good job! Talk to your provide... More

Stay-at-home jobs?!?

I’m a new mommie to two a boy and girl, 14 months apart. I am married and we bought our first home this year. I am trying the stay-at-home mom thing but it’s hard because my husband doesn’t really make enough. I’ve been looking for some at home jobs but haven’t really had any luck. We can’t afford childcare and I want to homeschool. If anybody has any tips for finding a job or making money from... More

  • Anonymous
    Jan 01

    If your going to homeschool maybe offer tutoring to other kids on The Weeknd’s or few days a week in the evening. You could make your own hours and rates

  • Christa
    Jan 01

    I am a stay at home mom as well, and I love that idea of tutoring and being able to make your own hours, and schedule! I used to tutor while I was in college for some side income and I don’t know why I never thought of that for a stay at home mom job!

Anonymous posted in Holidays Dec 20, 2018

Getting things done

Hi everyone!! I just need to vent real quick. I have a 9 year old and 16 month old. My 16 month old just started walking and it seems that now I can’t leave him alone with out him getting into anything. I’m a stay at home mom but between my son getting into things more, my daughters activities, my son not wanted to stay on his nap schedule, and me just getting over being sick I just can’t seem ... More

  • Anonymous
    Dec 20, 2018

    @Bailey That’s a good idea. I write I weekly list, that my family makes fun of, but I seem to never get everything done. Maybe a daily list would be better instead. Thanks!!

  • Jennifer
    Dec 20, 2018

    I agree with a schedule. Never do more than you can handle for that day. My daily schedule usually consists of basics; pick up, dishes, sweep (vacuum if you have carpet we don’t) and usually 1-2 loads of laundry. And I have one room a day I deep clean. So while the entire house gets cleaned I’m not stressing over if it doesn’t get deep cleaned every day. As to the kids kids getting into things ... More

Looking for any good stay at home jobs. I have a 3 year old and my other two kids are in school.

  • Kristin
    Dec 24, 2018

    I second that VIPKID is awesome I got hired and loved it, however the time slots are very competitive and found that it didn’t work with my schedule with my son and if you miss a class they will fire you after a couple times so you have to be careful. If you have the time though I would look into it!

New SAHM

I have recently decided to mostly stop working after Christmas and I am super nervous about it! I have been working almost 50 hours a week but I have realized that most of my money is going to childcare and fast food because I never have time to cook. What are routines that y’all stick to? How do you keep busy throughout the day? My daughter will be 3 next week. My son is in school during the day.

  • Kate
    Dec 10, 2018

    Christa, I think you’re my hero! Nice work with it all - I still have a ways to go. My reading for pleasure has plummeted, every button I sew seems to fall out, and I still love a good bowl of cereal for dinner. 🙂 I was in a similar situation as you ladies - worked long hours for a demanding career I wasn’t sure I wanted to put on hold. Took me a while to come around to the idea of staying at ... More

  • Christa
    Dec 10, 2018

    @Katlin, I seriously appreciate it, but we are all hero’s in our own way. Women are amazing creatures and can do a lot once we put our minds to it. My schedule revolves the way it does from marrying a military man- Coast Guard, and we have a 10 month old son (whose super independent - which I’ve taught him because we live that life style of military) So maybe my schedule isn’t the best to fo... More

Jobs for stay at home moms

Anyone know of any? I'm trying to get a job at daycares so my son has a place to go to, or an online job...

  • Dulce
    Dec 04, 2018

    I started working at a church nursery when my son was 9 months. He’s 4 now and still working there until he goes to school next year, I’m able to bring him with me every day I work there

  • Marina
    Dec 05, 2018

    Look at the momsproject website

At home jobs!

I’m a stay at home mom and I miss working so I was wondering if anyone knew of any stay at home jobs hiring?! Please and thank you in advance

  • Shelby
    Nov 30, 2018

    You could be a homebased travel agent and make 80% of your sales

Anonymous posted in Money Nov 28, 2018

Stay at home jobs for introverts.

Hi All! Can anyone reccomend some stay at home jobs that doesn't involve sales or customer service? Thanks in advance.

  • Leah
    Nov 28, 2018

    Medical Coding. You need to go to school for it though.

  • Veronica
    Nov 29, 2018

    Fill out survey. Not sure about how effective or pay it is.

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 24, 2018

Quit job to stay at home

When I had my baby I went back to work full time and just hated it. Felt sad every day and in the end asked to go part time which was better. However as time went by I was made to feel useless at work, I had peers treat me differently because I had a baby and was doing part time and slowly I found tasks being taken away from me from my supervisors and I felt bored and unmotivated. The only thin... More

  • Raji
    Dec 12, 2018

    You can always find new part time work as your husband works from home a lot.

  • Bernardette
    Dec 13, 2018

    Where are you in California? I have joined a couple local mom groups on Facebook and they've led to a lot of IRL meet ups and friendships. I'd suggest looking online and at local community points like child development classes at your local community college or community center to connect with other moms.

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 19, 2018

Stay at home mom.

I’m 22 and a SAHM to a 2 year old and one on the way. My boyfriend is the one that goes to work and I can tell he is very stressed out. He thinks I have no motivation to go to work or school, but I’m just one of those parents that is very paranoid to take their child to a daycare. Any good stay at home jobs? I want to help out with financial stuff but I also like staying home with my little one.

  • Karen
    Nov 25, 2018

    I recently resigned from my job at the daycare in order to be home with my 3 year old and 4 month old, they pay daycare teachers next to nothing and even though I got a discount the cost of daycare for two kids was not worth it, I now stay home with my kids during the day and go drive Uber at night when my husband gets home from work, it’s fun, good money & allows me to be at home with my k... More

  • Aje
    Nov 27, 2018

    I baby sit. You can try working nights or weekends if your boyfriend is home to watch the baby. My sister is a sahm too and she works at a theater nights from 7-1. I worked at a daycare briefly before college and I understand why you don’t want to leave your baby there.

Looking for a job for a stay at home mom

Hi there, I have been a stay at home mom for 3+ years but I feel a huge urge to help my husband financially and I also feel like I’m ready to work a little with my youngest being a year. I was looking for any serges toons on jobs that are flexible with schedule and I can do from home. Any suggestions?

  • Autumn
    Nov 15, 2018

    There’s an app called Steady that you can download. It suggests several jobs that you can do on your own schedule. There’s lyft, Uber, UberEats, DoorDash, pet sitting jobs, teaching English to kids in China, dog walking, baby sitting, senior care, tutoring, etc. Truthfully though, I did some of those jobs and they helped at the time. Most of the stay at home jobs that have the real money comes ... More

  • Brienna
    Nov 16, 2018

    You could look into transcribing. I worked for a company called Telenotes from home, choosing my own hours.

SAHMs that Work from home

So I just had my second baby and it has been wonderful but the dreadful time to go back to work is almost here. I wanted to see if there were any Moms that do Virtual personal Assistant, blogs, etc. To make extra income. What are your experiences and maybe if you can share some advice. Thank you !!

  • Meredith
    Nov 14, 2018

    I work from home in an IT job, so I can only answer to the challenges of trying to get anything done with a needy child clamoring for attention. It is nice to be able to take a break from work and toss in a load of laundry, though.

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