I know, I know. Aren’t we all a little sick of the stay-at-home mom pieces by now?
Maybe. Maybe not.
I have to admit that when I thought about it the other day, I could only think of one mother I knew of who “just” stayed home—the majority of mothers I knew stay home with their children but have managed to blend work-from-home or part-time solutions that work best for them. The truth is, staying at home doesn’t always mean what the world seems to think. And I think it’s time to dispel a few of the common myths about stay-at-home moms (and dads).
Myth #1: That all stay-at-home moms love what they do
News flash: you don’t have to love every minute of staying at home to be a good stay-at-home mom. I used to wonder if something was wrong with me because I genuinely despised some parts of staying at home. Now in my eternal mom wisdom (ha), I’ve realized that I can dread parts of the journey and it won’t mean I’m doing a bad job. In a way, staying at home is a job like any other and there are good days and bad days, great moments and tough moments, but it’s all part of the gig.
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