There is a current stigma in our culture that being a stay at home mom is easy and that any female can do it.
Well lets clear the air about what being a stay at home mom is REALLY like. Along the way I will be hitting on three points I wish I knew before becoming a stay at home mom.
Being a stay at home mom is actually really difficult.
You take care of the children, you clean the house, make sure the children don’t kill each other & then you cook the meals. With that being said, it is extremely easy to get overwhelmed during the day. That is the one thing I wasn’t expecting by becoming a stay at home mom. I figured I could easily do all of this no problem what so ever.
Man was I wrong…
I got so overwhelmed after my son was born, I don’t know what I would’ve done without my family helping me out. The number one thing I wish I would’ve known before I became a SAHM is that asking for help is ok. If you get overwhelmed or you are sick or even just tired and need help for a day, ask for it. Nobody expects you to do everything single handily every day.
Along with asking for help, You also need to make time for yourself. This is so important! Even if its just taking a quick shower alone or doing your hair for the first time in weeks. You can’t neglect yourself just because you are busy with the kids and the house. You need time for yourself as well.
I hope this has helped someone.