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Stay-at-home whatness

So...stay-at-home-moms...

How do you do it?! Now that I'm going back to work, Amy Fire doesn't get a break! I mean, even with me doing breakfast, lunch, dinner, assorted snacks and cleaning and bathing, and trying to pitch in around feeding, she doesn't get a breather.

It was insane for the two of us doing it the first two weeks, with me doing all the diaper changes and swaddling and crooning and bouncing, and now she has to pick up my slack.

Is the answer just to "power through" the next few weeks, and then the next couple months?

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bogwitch64
Mar. 15th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
As a career stay-at-home mother, I can tell you this without qualm--the job is 24/7/365. Vacation? What vacation? Unless you're going without the child/ren, it's overtime. Holidays? Same thing. There is no break until the last little rugrat is in school at least part time.

The Army's got nothing on stay-at-home parenting: It's the toughest job you'll ever love.

It gets easier. You get used to it. One bit of advice I will give--retain your identity. Let your child/ren SEE that identity, and that you make time for it. If they know you are a person and not simply an extension of themselves, the necessary separations in life are a little easier for all concerned, from bedtime to school to college to flying free.

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