Why Working as a Stay-At-Home Mom Is the Hardest Job

I remember my mom defending herself and her decision to stay at home with all five of her kids regularly. So many people, including her so-called friends would scoff at the idea, often saying things like, “So, that’s all you do?” or “With all that spare time you can (fill in the blank – bake sale, volunteer, clean up…).”

The comments always left her feeling diluted and disregarded, like she was at the bottom of the barrel. It was assumed that she was either too lazy to get a “real” job or not smart enough to work outside of the home. (more…)

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Mom’s Morning Pep Talk

I have approximately three minutes, if I am lucky, between waking up and refereeing children. These three minutes embody the most important speech I give all day. I like to call it my ‘Mom’s...