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.

Lil Ma posted in Education Oct 05

Any stay at home moms returning to college online

I am a stay at home mom of four toddler boys (7,6,3,2) and I want to return to college as an online student for my early childhood education degree. Any advice? Thanks in advance

  • Sofi
    Oct 06

    When does your smallest turn 3? I found it very hard to return when my son was 2. I have 3 kids a boy that just turned 4 a boy that will turn 3 next month and a 1 year old daughter. I don't have alot of help from my husband I'm sure if I had more support I would have been able to but he works very long hours and is much older than me so I am waiting for.my daughter to turn 3 so she can ... More

  • Lil Ma
    Oct 07

    Thanks sofa for replying to my question. I appreciate it. And to answer your question my 2yr old turns 3 in February

FTM Needs advice on making Mommy Friends

Hi everyone! First time mom to my son born in November. I'm also a stay at home mom. I love the fact that I get the chance to stay home and watch my son reach all his milestones, but I feel like I'm slowly going crazy from lack of adult interaction! I've tried some mommy groups on Facebook and while I think I click with some moms, the feeling doesn't seem to be mutual. How do ... More

  • Courtney
    Sep 24

    Yojana. Girl PREACH!! I live in WV and as if the extreme poverty, homelessness, drug addiction / overdoses etc weren’t bad enough. Our state is so ass backwards it’s like dog years but double or more. 1 year hear is like 14+ years somewhere else. Unless you are an addict / in recovery, a foster child or parent, or an incarcerated felon - there are no initiatives or programs or community events... More

Any moms feel stir crazy from the transition to becoming a stay at home mom?

Nobody warns you about how hard the transition from working all the time and having to change over to being home all day not having any adult interaction. A part of me feels bad about this because I love my son and want to be with him all the time yet crave to have that “importance again” Any advice ?

  • Sarah
    Sep 15

    I’m going through the exact same thing. It’s really tricky because this baby time is so short yet somehow so challenging. Even when you start new projects—It’s also so hard because as soon as you take an hour or half hour or let’s be real 10 minutes to work on a project e.g. fix the garden etc, baby cries! Then when you’re on your way over to tend baby,husband doesn’t understand and mentions yo... More

  • Y
    Sep 22

    Seriously, being a FTM is the hardest thing I’ve every had to do. I am incredibly grateful to be with my 3yr old and infant everyday versus a daycare. But I do wonder how other moms survive. I’m lucky to have 5 minutes to myself. And always plan to have some self care time when they go to sleep, but by then I’m exhausted. On top of it all, I’ve been trying to find a part time job to substitute ... More

Chelsa posted in Education Jul 11

Courses and continued learning

What are some classes you have or would like to take that you feel would be useful as a stay-at-home parent? Ex: CPR

  • PK
    Jul 12

    I took a child development class, one where we were allowed to bring our kids with us to class so that they could play and socialize while parents/students discussed the topics. Part of the class requirements was to develop an activity and craft that was age appropriate.

  • Natasha
    Jul 15

    Child development classes, cpr, cooking, organization, home maintenance... anything that will benefit you and what occupies your day,

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Dads Jul 10

“Do you still LIKE being AT HOME?”

I always get asked this question and wonder how others handle it. It completely annoys me because what I want to say back is “Do you still like going to work?” I know that staying at home (which I hate that term because we are always out) is not for everyone but I feel like people say it to me since they don’t always know what to say.

  • Anonymous
    Jul 11

    If it’s genuine for me to ask them if they like working but don’t you miss being with your children, then sure?

Anonymous posted in Parenting Culture Jul 07

What do you say when people ask what you do all day?

Hi! How do you respond to people when they ask you what you do all day? I'm a stay at home mom with a child who now attends preschool.

  • Suz
    Aug 10

    Not that it’s their business but some things I did when my kiddo was at preschool but before my 2nd baby arrived include managing the house and bills, researching schooling/ nutrition/ health concerns for the child(ren), self/care such as doctors appointments, dentist, physical therapy or anything needed like that, prepping for meals needed later in the day/week, making calls / being present f... More

Jobs for STHM??

Hi I looking for part time or full time jobs .. my daughter has turned 5 & will be going to KG from September.. I am planning to take up jobs to make some income.. any suggestions or links?

  • Angela
    Jul 20

    Other than the regular retail jobs, there is real estate. Realtor is a very flexible job. Also estheticians make good money too. You could become a lash tech and work out of your house. Also a lot of companies hire virtual customer service agents. You just need computer, internet and good customer service skills. I’ve had good luck on linked in and indeed.

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Jun 18

Transitioning from the office to SAHM

Hello! I’m looking for your experiences regarding the transition from working in the office to being a SAHM, from the beginning: notice to the boss and how that was handled, first few months at home and getting settled, issues with the family and any others that came up at home or internally with yourself, etc. I’m excited for this change, but anxious about pulling the trigger. Any advice is al... More

  • Anonymous
    Jul 04

    Thank you everyone for the supportive advice and your experiences! I took the first step and gave 6 weeks notice to help give some time to train my replacement and cover some vacation times others with be out that we already knew about. Everyone was very supportive including my leader which was so comforting. I shared your experiences with my husband and they were very good to consider, and so... More

I love how my mil

Says if she were a Sahm she would spend more time with my son whom is 3 with Autism etc and take him everywhere. Like whatever. Now I’m gone to NC waiting on my husband to come here next month (he has the other two kids) she ain’t doing nothing with him! Like what was that stupid? What was that? You’re gonna do what now? I’m sorry I know I’m not a perfect mom and what not but she doesn’t see ... More

  • Rachel
    Jul 11

    LOL that's called armchair quarterbacking and I'm SO SURE she would be up at 5am EvERY morning making organic, from scratch breakfast and the house would be spotless and the activities would be endless because in fantasy land no one runs out of energy or has their own needs

Anonymous posted in Divorce & Separation Apr 30

I feel stuck.

I’m a SAHM with a 23 month old, and currently pregnant. I’d really like to leave my husband; I feel like he finds joy in putting me down and finding fault in everything I do; but Before our daughter was born we’d decided I’d stay home to raise her. Now I have no job, and rely on my husband for financial support. I have no family or friends that I can turn to. Does anyone have any advice? PS:... More

  • Anonymous
    Jun 12

    Hi there I just wanted to check-in and see how you’re doing? Sounds like a really hard situation. I’m in an unhappy marriage with two kids under two years and struggle. I fantasise about leaving, but also have issues of dependence. I’m in awe of your (and some of the above posters’) courage. How are you doing now?

  • Mysticnocturne
    Jul 11

    My cousin was in a similar situation, but three young kids and not pregnant. Her counselor told her that every paycheck she was to secretly hide some money as a nest egg for leaving. She also needed to make a solid plan on how she was going to leave with 4 people. By plane? By car? By train? How much would that cost? What supplies would she need to make that happen? Where would she relocate an... More

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

  • 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

  • Laura Jane
    Jun 08

    :-) you’ll be a wonderful SAHM. Try not to “borrow worry from tomorrow” - you’ll be glad you took the leap. 💜

Hello, New here

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

  • Brinkley
    Jul 30

    Hi I’m new too! I would love to connect and talk! Hoping to meet other moms!

  • Katrina
    Sep 18

    Hi I am new too! Just moved here last month:) need mom friends!

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

  • Anonymous
    May 19

    Ladies I am happy to let everyone know I am getting my drivers license at the end of next week! I was able to get over the anxiety.

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...!

  • Alexandra
    May 04

    Thanks for responding I forgot I posted that! It’s 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

  • Anonymous
    Apr 27

    Following.. ..i'm in the same boat as you are minus the architecture and design background..

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

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