Ten reason why being a stay-at-home mom is tougher than being a CEO.
1. You do the job of twenty but without pay!
2. Your subordinates can’t talk or properly articulate what they need. They often shout or throw a tantrum to get things done, they are constantly late, and they need your undivided attention 24/7. Basically, you end up working for them.
3. You don’t get any perks like a luxury travel or a private jet. In fact, you’re expected to be a chauffeur and typically the company car is a minivan.
4. You don’t get any sick-days.
5. If you screw-up your job, instead of receiving a sweet compensation (I.e. golden parachute) due to termination, you receive a call from Children’s Aid Society.
6. Because you’re home all day, your spouse doesn’t understand why the house isn’t spotless or why dinner isn’t made.
7. Lunch meetings consist of picking up spilled food from the floor or cleaning puke and / or spit-up from your clothes.
8. Play dates (with other SAHMs) are often taunted by the “media” as an easy day with the kids. But really, they are meetings for us moms to share strategies and best practices.
9. It’s frowned upon when you’re “caught” on the phone and you can’t spend a good part of your day looking at the computer screen while working.
There’s no error in my title, I know all moms are busy. Show me a mom that isn’t busy, and I’ll show you a liar. Also, I’d like to debunk a myth about stay at home moms. People assume that SAHMs have time to cook every meal from scratch, clean, run errands and spend attentive time with their children. While some women are miracle workers and can pull this off, most SAHM can do one or two of the above things. As a SAHM, I can attest to that. My number one priority is spending quality time with my sons which doesn’t leave me much time as I would like for everything else. I obviously ensure that my boys are fed well, so beyond the playing and feeding, there’s little time left for cleaning.
Sure, I can tidy up like no one’s business, taking a messy room to a “tidy” room in seconds (especially if we have unexpected company!), but it’s not technically clean… just tidy. And in the evenings, when I do have some free time, I prefer to spend it with my husband, on my blog or reading in bed watching TV. I think I’ve earned a little time to myself, and while I could clean my house, I often choose not too. My husband and I have both agreed that house cleaning is something we’d love to outsource. Continue reading →
As a blogger, I’m always checking out a lot of other blogging sites and local mommy sites. The trending topic these days is “what is your ultimate mother’s day gift?” Most people have answered with something along the following lines: Hugs, snuggles and kisses from my kids. Or, spending the entire day with the kids. And while I generally agree that hugs and kisses from my son are amazing and spending time with both my husband and my son are my favourite days, it’s not what I want for a mother’s day gift.
I mean, I receive the hugs and kisses daily. I’m a stay at home mom and I sneak them in (wanted or not) at least 100 times a day if not more. I also love my husband to death, and I’m very fortunate that we get lots of time together either at night after Kyle’s asleep and on weekends.