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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Dear Weary Mom

Dear Weary Mom,
Parenting is hard work isn't it? Do you ever feel like people underestimate the effort that raising children takes? I know I do. I have been a stay at home Mom for my sons entire life. He is 3 years and 2 months old.  In those 38 months I have heard countless times how I don't have to work. How easy I have it. How I let my husband carries the weight of the world on his shoulders and I get to stay at home, playing, watching soap operas and taking it easy.

Taking it easy... hmmm. That is a good one. It seems that very few people understand how action packed my days are. I am at the point where I just let it go. Trying to explain to someone looking to argue how busy I am daily, how hard I do work, and how yes, I might be at home, but I work and earn money to benefit my family as well is just too much effort anymore. I let them have their misconception rather than try to explain that not only do I care for my son 24 hours a day, but I also cook the meals, clean the house several times a day (despite the fact that you can't tell I have done it moments after I am finished), I manage our money and I get up around 5am every day so that I can work as a virtual assistant... not only am I Mom, the maid, the cook and the personal shopper, I am also the accountant, the teacher, the assistant and I manage not one but 2 blogs. That gets exhausting! I don't get a day off, a day to sleep in, a day to leave the kid with a relative and go shopping alone. So yeah... taking it easy...

Weary Mom, I know you have action packed days too. I know that holidays are unpaid and many times no one even notices that you work hard day in and day out. In case you don't hear it from your family please let me tell you I appreciate you. Mothers of the world, if you work outside the home or you have the job of raising kids without any pay, my hat goes off to you. Parenting is hard work no matter how you play it.

Weary Mom, some day this will all be a memory. Your kids will grow up to become amazing people and your life will go on. But in the meantime, know that someone out there is cheering you on. No matter how it seems, no matter if your loved ones aren't cheering for you, know that I am. Moms need to stick together instead of turning our backs on each other and passing judgment.



I started writing this weekly post to participate in a blog hop, however my content really wasn't fit for what the group had in mind. They were looking for inspirational and not crude posts. I know at times I can be crude and not so inspiring. In fact I down right complain at times... so I thought I would just keep writing the Dear Weary Mom notes and share them with you, in a real life tone of voice.


5 comments:

  1. love this post. I can relate so much I dont feel appreciated or think that anyone in my house has any idea everything I do everyday.

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  2. I appreciate that you write in the way real moms talk vs what society thinks we should say/do :)

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  3. To be honest I find that I work harder at home that at my normal 6-5 job and I'm military. It's tough taking care of a house and taking care of the kids at the same time. Anyone who says a stay at home mom isn't doing anything needs to try it.

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  4. I can definitely relate. I am not a SAHM but a WAHM which makes things even more hectic in my home. Everyone thinks my life is so easy and they wish they could live like me and blah blah. I am so glad I am not the only one who is constantly getting this from others.

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