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.

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
    Monday

    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
    Monday

    @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

    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

    Look at the momsproject website

Kiarra posted in Money Nov 29

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

  • Kiarra
    Nov 30

    But thank you alllll for you suggestions I’ve been looking in to all of them!!

  • Shelby
    Nov 30

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

Anonymous posted in Money Nov 28

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

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

  • Veronica
    Nov 29

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

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 24

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
    Wednesday

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

  • Bernardette
    Thursday

    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

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

    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

    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.

Kailey posted in Money Nov 14

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

    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

    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

    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.

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 14

New mom

Hi everyone I have a soon to be 9 month old and always home but I'm not a home body lol.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 14

    Hi there,well I hate being home but I have no choice. No place to go plus no job for now

  • Brittany
    Nov 14

    My husband also works nights with our only car. Local libraries have story time and I was surprised to find that we actually loved them. I wohld bring a sippy cup and snacks for before/after the story time. There were coloring tables at our library for young restless kids and I even took my kids to play outside the library for. Little bit and explore before we got in the car to leave. Just lett... More

Stay at home mom.

Any ideas on things I can do? I’m a stay at home mom my son is only 2months old and I have two dogs. I don’t drive so it’s a little hard to think of things I can do while I’m home.

  • Rose
    Nov 19

    Walks with he dogs and the baby. You'll find it's an easy way to meet your neighbors in the area, and maybe you can meet some with other little ones and have get togethers

  • Erika
    Nov 20

    It’s hard to go one walks. There are no sidewalks in my neighborhood and people drive insane on our street 😪 and the weather has been all over the place here in San Antonio

Do any stay at home moms make money from home ???

tips ?

  • Cynthia
    Nov 12

    Babysit & I will sell clothes I don’t use no more, don’t fit, or new with tags at posh mark!

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 10

ISO at home jobs.

Are there any stay at home mommas that have jobs from home? I feel like they're dang near impossible to find. If anyone works for a company that is currently hiring please let me know. I currently have a job where my hours are 12p-9p. I have a one year old & when I'm gone if he wakes up in the middle of the night he just wants to play because he misses mommy. I need some kind of... More

  • lu
    Nov 11

    I have one daughter, and found a family who needed childcare. We now have playmates and I make money weekly

  • Jalysa
    Nov 12

    I work for VIPKid. I love it! It has allowed me to go from full time to part time and will be at home full time at the end of December. ❤️❤️

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Nov 02

Taking the plunge to SAHM

Hi Parents!- Did anyone take the plunge from working to SAHM? My work doesn’t allow working part time and I have three kids under 5. The cost of a nanny or putting them in daycare is higher than what I make working full time. I do love my job and the temporary “respite” from parenting. I would love to hear of your experience. TIA!

  • Christa
    Nov 04

    I am a SAHM, and wouldn’t trade it for the world! I went from a full time job at 80 hours a week, to a full time stay at home mom!! I love every minute of being home with my baby. The only time I really had a rough time was my husband and I had to move after my baby was 2 months old. I DETESTED my husband- literally- I wanted to divorce him, I hated being home. I felt isolated and alone and how... More

  • Lily
    Nov 11

    The time when they are little is so wonderful! For me, being a stay at home mom is so worth it. Because even being with my baby everyday all day, she is still growing up too fast. I would stay at home until they are in school more, work is always something you can come back to. And being at work all, just to pay someone else to have all the moments with your kids, all while not making money bec... More

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Oct 30

To Stay home mommies

I just want to say to those stay home mommies. That you are the luckiest mommies!! I am 21 years old with a 2 year old daughter who is wishing to be with her daughter 24-7. I HATE leaving her to babysitters. I work and go to school & every time I get on my car I’m crying because I want to be with my girl. Every free minute that I have I spend it with her. I love love my babygirl so much! So... More

  • Viktoria
    Oct 30

    I'm one of those mommies that gets to work from home and watch my baby grow. Yes, I know it's a blessing and I don't take anything for granted, not even for a second!

  • Sarah
    Oct 31

    I feel for you momma!! I work from home and twice a month work for about 5 hours I work outside the home. I look forward to drive home to see my older daughter (I take my 4 month old with me).

Anonymous posted in Stay-at-Home Moms Oct 28

Struggling as a SAHM

I live with my mother and grandmother, with my husband and children. Neither one of us work and if we didn’t have supportive parents we’d be living in the street. I want to start my own business but I have no idea how to start. What’s worse is that I’m supposed to have all this time on my hands but yet I don’t bother start on anything. I just play video games to get away from the stress but as ... More

  • Lulu
    Oct 28

    Yep... I agree. Real job is steady, a personal business is not. Focus on getting your own place.

  • B
    Oct 28

    Get a job at a business you’re interested in and learn everything you can about how it works.

Question about going to work part time

Hey guys so I been stay at home mom for two years now and I want to go part time to have extra money for the kids and Christmas stuff but every time I bring it up he’s okay until I tell him today I got so interview this week and not just one three two salons and Kohl’s. Like I love being home but I just need a little space. I’m I crazy for feeling this way? For wanting a little me back. I was ... More

  • Brandi
    Oct 28

    My husband is the same way I gave up and I occasionally Uber n lyft

  • Heather
    Oct 28

    Lol that’s a good idea. I started talking to some of the moms at my sons school about me cutting hair and had a few ppl ask me to cut there kids at my house and there’s so it’s been funn.

Anonymous posted in Mental Health Oct 19

Anxiety

I've been going through a hard time emotionally lately. Nothing has triggered it, specifically, I just feel sadness, lonely, anxious and irritable for no real reason. I have felt this in the past, but never to the point where in couldnt shake it. I have this overwhelming sense of guilt for feeling this way as well. I am a SAHM of 2 beautiful children, but I feel guilty for being sad and not... More

  • Adrianne
    Oct 23

    I had terrible anxiety a couple years ago. I also didn't want to take the meds I was given. My OB finally convinced me to take them for just a little while and see how it went. Remember you cam always stop. I took them for about a year and they really helped. They are safe while breastfeeding. I stopped taki.g them and my anxiety has gone away. It doesn't have to be a forever thi... More

  • Anonymous
    Oct 27

    Look into therapy. It will likely help a bit with the negative feelings and help sort out any issues with your husband (I'm guessing this argument is not the only tension going on). Medication is great but it's typically a band-aid. If you need it, that's fine, but I really believe it should be used in conjunction with therapy. Doctors very rarely know much about mental health. Go t... More

Danielle posted in Money Oct 16

Struggling 😩

I’m a stay at home mom for almost three months now and I decided to get a job while being stay at home mom. How can I find a job that suitable for stay at home moms? Any advices?

  • Meredith
    Oct 21

    I started selling Rodan + Fields a little bit ago and I'm slowly making connections outside of the home. It's not a quick fix for income, but it does provide a lucrative income if you're willing to put some work into it. I guess it's commission based work.

  • Jennifer
    Oct 21

    What do you consider suitable for a SAHM? Something you can do at home or something with minimal hours? I work about 16 hours a week outside of the home on the weekends 6am-2pm and my husband watches the kids. I actually like it more than I thought it gives me the chance to get out of the house for a few hours but I still stay home. I’m really not sure if I should be considered a working mom or... More

How to survive pregnancy while caring for a baby?

Currently 27 weeks pregnant with a 7 month old.. hubby wasted no time 🙃 (he and his brother are a year apart, so he has this idea it’ll be easy and they can keep each other company since they’ll be close in age etc, so against my better judgement I agreed with him 🤦🏾‍♀️) it’s been over a month since I quit working but it seems like I’m more tired now than when I worked 😩 but I dare not vent to ... More

  • Genevieve
    Nov 14

    SAHM is a full time job. As soon as your husband gets home he should care for the baby while you get rest. I’m not a SAHM but when I had maturity leave for 4 1/2 months my husband did make a comment to me saying “ why are you so tired, you’re home all day with the baby and not working”. I just looked at him and said “then you shouldn’t have a problem taking care of the baby for a couple hours w... More

  • Shannon
    Nov 16

    Nap while your baby naps for sure. I did. Mine are 13 months apart.

Anonymous posted in Marriage & Partnership Oct 04

SAHM rant

Being a stay at home mom is definitely thankless work. You do every thing for everyone and in my case it's never enough...my fiance rarely helps with the daily stuff but does help with the deep clean every 2 weeks. And he thinks he does everything! but h takes for granted the constant dishwashing and laundry, and picking up toys and cleaning up the messes our son makes and making sure we al... More

  • Yanis
    Oct 08

    I can relate so much to what you’re going through. I’m a SAHM too, my husband works and he will not help whatsoever. Not with the chores, not with our 16mo, not at all. I am also going to school and have been dreaming of the day I get back to work so chores and responsibilities can be evenly split; except that It dawned on me that once I go back to work; things will not be split evenly, I’m sti... More

  • Jennifer
    Oct 09

    I stayed home for 9 years with my first two kids. Did everything cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids, etc. Not complaining! 2-3 years ago after our third I decided to go back to work. Yes I was only working 12 hr shift every weekend so I didn’t expect him to jump in 50/50 on everything. But still ended up being along with working I’m still the one doing all cleaning, all the laundry, tak... More

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