Being A Stay At Home Mum…

When I was pregnant with Moo, I was made redundant. It was always mine and my husbands plan for me to return to work, but being heavily pregnant and loosing my job made our minds up that maybe I should take some time off and spend time at home bringing up baby.

Once Moo was born and I was ready I took on a part time (2 days a week) job in the village post office. This was really handy and with only a 2 minute walk away I was close enough to come home for lunch and still see Moo and the husband.

Unfortunately that job didn’t work out and just as I left I found out I was pregnant with the little boy. It also meant I was unable to return to any kind of work till both children were in full time education.

When you tell people you are a stay at home mum they assume you sit on your behind all day and don’t really have much to do. You live the life of luxury and get to watch TV all day and drink copious amounts of tea.

That is not the case, my day starts at 6am and does not finish till at least 8.30 on a bad day. I have to make all the lunches for work and school, bath and bed routine, washing, cleaning and whilst trying to do all this be there for both children at there beck and call.

Now I am not complaining at all, I love being a mummy and what I do, but I do sometimes crave that adult attention that workers have. I miss the conversation with an adult.

Its hard work being a stay at home mum, and sometimes really lonely..



7 thoughts on “Being A Stay At Home Mum…”

  • It is hard. It’s never-ending! But so rewarding, too. It’s just hard sometimes to find your own self-worth whilst you’re endlessly looking after these little people. I find the odd play-date and meet up with a friend always rejuvenates me again.

  • I know the feeling! You summed up my thoughts in this post. I love being a stay at home mum but yes it does get a bit lonely sometimes, and people totally under estimate the role of being a parent, its a 24/7 job with so much to do!

  • I completely agree with you, it is the hardest job I have ever done by far. I am going through a tough time at the moment with LL, she has been poorly for about 2 weeks and has just been so clingy and needy, plus her day time naps have gone to pot. As a family we have made a decision for me not to go back to work after my mat leave this time, but to concentrate on freelance stuff instead, but this week I almost regretted my decision because it has been too hard! It definitely isn’t an easy job, and it makes me frustrated that some people still think that. x

    • I get so frustrated and angry beyond belief that some people think being a stay at home mum is easy work, because it isn’t..

      So sorry you have had a few bad weeks and hope LL is starting to feel better, it’s doubly worse when they are ill!

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