Mom Confessions: I Don't Like Being a Stay-at-Home Mom.


mom confessionsIt's time for a Mom Confession — because, let's face it, we're real mothers and sometimes it doesn't work the way the parenting books say it should.

This Week's Confession:

I don't like being a stay-at-home mom.

I really don't like staying home and can't wait until I go back to work. I am stressed out some days with just one toddler. I stay home because my husband makes good money, so I went back to college. -- Mom2Just1


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We all have secrets and opinions — so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation non-judgemental!

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I Use Housecleaning to Avoid Playing With My Kids

I Am Not a Fun Mom

I Don't Set Up Play Dates for My Kids

I Wish I Had a Fulfilling Career Outside the Home

I Use My Kid's Flushable Toilet Wipes

I'm Going to Disney Without My Children

I Bribe My Children

I Hate Reading Children's Books

I Sleep Naked With My Toddler

I Hate My Neighbor's Kid

I Don't Like to Play

I Sleep While My Kid Is Up

My Kid Watches TV Up Close

I Let My Toddler Play Outside Alone

I Turn My Kids Over to A Mom I Just Met

My Toddler Wears Crude T-Shirts

I Let My Toddlers Climb Play Equipment Unassisted

My Kids Go to Sleep After Midnight

I Let My Toddlers Go Naked in Public

I Throw Away My Kid's Artwork

I Paid $22 for My Son's Haircut

My Toddlers Eat Pizza for Breakfast

I'm Dying My Toddler's Hair

I Leave My Toddler Alone in the Bath

Our Children Aren't Invited to Our Wedding

I Scold Other People's Kids

I'm on Vacation, But My Kid Is Still Going to Day Care

I Favor My Older Child

I Let My Toddler Eat Food Before Paying for It

I Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early



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Capta... CaptainMcMommy

i love being a sahm, but there are many times i hate it. dd is 3 months old and very fussy. i'm stuck at home alone all day. i'm very lonely. dh works long hours and we still  can't pay all of our bills so he's getting a part time job. i'd get a job, but we can't afford childcare. i'm overwhelmed with keeping up with the house. there's no way i could work and still do everything i do now.

LoriA... LoriAnn87

I love being a sahm and If I wanted to go back to work that is my choice and no one else.

Cafe... Cafe Sheri

@Mom2Just1, I'm really glad you shared. It helps me when moms vent to sort our their feelings because this parenting stuff is pretty complex. I don't always know what to do, but I also don't want to be afraid of sharing my genuine feelings with friends. Sometimes the choices we make are not as simple as they seem. So anyway, thank you! I completely relate.

happy... happymom1988

im a stay at home mom to my 3 months old son and I LOVE IT ! n i wish that my dh would make the same amount of $$$ yours does , cuz althought , we're fine thanks GOD ! i still worry too much about running out of savings lol


besides , i took care of soo many kids , taht im  blessed to be able to be a sahm and enjoy my sons 1st at everything !


this things wont be repeated ever agaboy kissing momin !

KCorn... KCornett04

I always wanted to be a SAHM but not because I lost my job! I am the bread winner so this really hurts us. When my SO is done with school and has a job I want to be a SAHM.

Manda... Mandalynn252

I was a SAHM for about four months while my daughter was a newborn and then my husband lost his job. I never want to let this job go, b/c I am horribly afraid it will happen again. And if you think it's easy to go get a job after a long period of being unemployed, it's not. I am going back to school and working part time. I love my daughter and the moments we share are precious, but I also love my job and want to continue to work.  I hated being home all the time and having no one to hang out with or chit chat with. When you have a 10 minute conversation with a gas station attendent  you know you need a life. My family has always worked. Guess it's in my blood!

JOSI7212 JOSI7212

I am unemployed and at first I liked being at home.  I caught up on so much, attending school functions, putting things were they need to be, not having a mountain of laundry (ha) or dishes in the sink, being able to get my  7 year old on and off the bus helping her with homework.  But I feel so inactive without the full 40 plus hours of work in between.  And I feel so unappreciated by husband and kids, no one cleans up after themselves, wash their own utensils after dinner, could my husband take me out once in a while.  I feel like I nag all day everyday. 

RoniV RoniV

I am in between on this. I am a SAHM/WAHM. I have days (most days luckily!) where I love being home with my daughter. Other days she drives me nuts and I am SOO ready for daddy's help when he gets off work.  And when daddy gets home I "go" to work and try to leave everything up to him in the evenings. However, I can also get up anytime I'm needed or anytime I want to see what they are giggling about. But I still miss the interaction with other people and time to myself. The times are rare when I am COMPLETELY alone too which I miss. But for the most part I am very happy with my family and the lives we live. :)

MyBut... MyButlerGirls

I am a SAHM but not by choice.A Hit n Run accident has made it hard for me to work.I wish I could just work 3 days out of the week so I can make friends & get out of the house!!I love being w/ my kids but need friends my own age!

wildf... wildflowers25

I love my kids and my not being satisfied at home has nothing to do with them. I have no life, rarely get to leave the house and have no real life friends anymore. My husband works long, hard hours to support us and much of that is spent on more than the job he was hired to do. So he is gone a lot. I am taking classes so I can earn money too and possibly get back some of my self worth and make sure my kids have a stable future.

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