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 Find Excuses to Send My Kids to Bed Early



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nonmember avatar justamom

I am a SAHM for 3 years now. I have a 3 yr old and an 18 month old. I have always worked, and always had my own business-up until the age of 31. When I gave that up when my first was born, it was okay at first, and then planned baby #2 came and it is hard, very very hard. It makes me feel better to read that i am not alone in this. I have thought about what it would be like if I was no longer in this situation, but I know my boys would never be okay without me, good mom or not, and I know that I could never live without them. If I told you my husband's income and how wonderful our church life and life in general are, you would surely tell me to get over it all and be thankful for the wonderful life I have. My husband even takes over kid duties when he is home and sends me out to a movie or something to get a break. I know this is temporary, and they will be in school before I know it, but it doesn't take away that today is hard, today I'm sad, and I cannot wait for today to be over. Thanks for posting, it reminds me, again, that I am blessed and should be thankful. I am beginning to think this may be true depression that needs a doctor's help.

Cafe... Cafe Sheri

@justamom, thanks for your comment and your honesty. While I think much of what you're feeling is pretty normal, I don't think it's ever too soon to see a doctor when you feel like this. Even situational depression is painful and you can get help. Hope your day is brighter today.

worka... workathome01

It's so hard being a stay home mom. It's not just the work involved, caring for the entire family and everything, but for me it's also the loneliness. My friends all just started dropping like flies once I was a stay home mom. I feel very alone still even though I have a part time job. I am an "in-between" mom. I am a great mom and involved in my kids' lives, yet I need my personal life to grow too. It can go hand in hand. I can't play the role of turbo mom that goes to every little school thing and has a spotless house and everything in life is revolved around kids. I would go crazy. Although I know I am a great mom, I don't feel the need to be a perfect mom. I am trying to find good friends that share the same views and morals as me. It's so hard now. I either have great friends that are single with no children and can't relate to my parent issues, or I have friends that do have kids but still like to party all the time and decide to never call me anymore because I can't attend every freakin shin dig they throw. So, it makes it hard. I would love for my kids to have other kids to grow up with, for our family to be close with another family. Especially since we don't have family here at all except my husband's disfunctional mom and dad. But, when you can't find good people in life, what can you do?

Radarma Radarma

This is spring break-the-mom week for our two; spring break is not over for another, wait, let me count...four more days. With that in mind, I can say that I am very much in touch with the sentiment in this confession. It can be quite brutal.

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