A lot of times I get asked a question that some moms dread hearing, What do stay at home moms do ? Depending on how you act it can come off sort of like, you stay at home all day and do what? Believe it or not we have to accept that some people just don’t see this as a professional job you see. Although this may be true to them it’s not to us, the hard working stay at home mom job. It’s not easy being a mom and so yes we must work hard at it.
What Is A Stay At Home Mom?
Most people say that to them a stay at home mom is just someone who stays home and tends to her kids. This maybe true but only half, here in today’s society it is looked at differently. The most common definition now would be a “mom that stay’s home to care for her children as well as manage her home”.
In the more earlier time it was referred to as a mom who has made a decision to either completely stop working and be a mom, or she still works and is a Mom. Most mom’s plan to have their children and return to work.
Some of us tend not to go back simply because we don;t trust others with our children or just simply want to home school our children. Homeschooling is just a different more efficient way to teach your children.
There are so many things that tie into this that it’s outrageous to not think that this is a job., we get up everyday and although we may not be headed to any official building to work, we work behind the scenes helping to mold our children into good respectable people for society.
What Should A Stay At Home Mom’s Do?
We raise our children of course that right there is enough but knowing us as mom we are over achievers.
What are the duties of a S|A|H|M?
- Keep kids tidy
- Makes sure kids are fed
- Keep kids clothed
- Sharing education and knowledge with children (Reading)
- Incorporate fun activities
Now I Know myself when it comes to education no I don’t stick my kids in front of the television and say okay now it’s learning time. No, we read, complete workbooks, interactive game play 1 hr./day. There are so many ways for your children to learn it all takes patience. Being a mom takes Patience.
How are stay at home moms productive throughout the day?
Some moms are busy bee’s during the day while caring for their little one and balancing out their normal work schedule. I’m just simply a stay at home mom so I am going to share with you my insights on this. We know as moms there are so many things o do in a day, I mean think about it’s not just you and your husband anymore.
In a normal productive day I:
- Wake up before the kids
- Have some tea
- Work on my blog
- Prepare for the day
- Make a to do list (To keep up with daily tasks)
- Wake up my husband of course
- Get the kids ready
- Serve a healthy and delicious breakfast (perfect way to start everyday)
- Transport my eldest to school
- Return home and engage with my toddler and baby (We will cover this schedule later)
- Cook (Lunch)
- Set kids down for nap time
- Read a book, Listen to music, Conduct reasearch
- Pick up my eldest from school
- On to dance!
My day may seem hectic to most of you but hey i’m a mom and in between the cracks if I think of something else that I can be doing to be more productive and efficient throughout the day, I like to throw them in. These are what I refer to as my “monkey wrench days”, I always get diverted somewhere else and my focus shifts but I love variety so I’m okay. Everything will and does fall into place.
Being a stay at home mom has it’s perks but it is the ability that I have to get things done and spend more time with my kids while teaching them means the world to me.