As a new soon-to-be mother and then a new mother but still working part-time, I wondered what full-time stay-at-home moms did all day. I couldn’t even imagine having so much time to just spend with kids and was fascinated with how much they could accomplish in one day. One friend said she got to do scrapbooking, cleaning, and making food … none of which I really had time for unless I woke up at 6:30 am and stayed up until about midnight.
It has been about a month and a half since I quit my job and worked my last day and being a full-time stay-at-home mom is a lot different than I was expecting. I’m surprised that some days I am bored out of my mind. I cannot find one single thing I want to do while the babe is sleeping so I end up sitting around, watching television shows I’ve missed. Yet other days, I am so incredibly busy that not everything gets done.
I’ve found that being a full-time mom has its advantages and disadvantages. I love that I get to dedicate all my time to making food, changing diapers, singing the same songs multiple times a day, giving baths, going on long walks to keep the babe happy, and following the babe around the house all day as she learns and discovers new things. Yet a huge disadvantage to being home all day is that I am the one to always make food, change diapers, sing the same songs multiple times a day, give baths, go on long walks to keep the babe happy, and follow the babe around the house all day as she learns and discovers new things. When I worked part-time, I got to take a break from all of that between 20-30 hours a week.
But despite any cons to being a stay-at-home mom, there is nothing in this world I would rather do than devote my life to raising children. I feel like since I’ve quit my job, my daughter has learned a lot more than she would have if I had kept my job. She’s learning all sorts of new things, developing her personality, and I wouldn’t want to miss this for anything!