- What does it mean to be a stay at home mom?
Being a stay at home mom means being home for your kids. It means teaching, loving and watching your kids grow up being there first influence and not sending them to daycare while you bust your butt at a 9-5 to come home and bust your butt some more and get up and do it all over again the next day!
2. How do I get my home under control with the kids home to?
Mama, schedule your time. and plan. It is so possible to run your household with your little ones running all day with you, you need a simple schedule you can stick to each day.
3. My laundry is always piling up, how do I keep it down?
Laundry was always one of my weak points until I developed a solid system.Start out by putting in a load at night before bed and if time permits toss them in the dryer. In the morning, wash another load and fold what’s dry from the previous night. See the trend?
4. How do I cook family friendly meals in less time, cooking takes a chunk out of my day?
I so get you! My family loves good food and I love to cook most of the time although it
Can be time consuming. Plan your meals. (I learned this from husband) Take out the frozen meat the night before and you can have your dinner finished before noon.
5. What can I do with my toddler besides let them sit and watch their favorite cartoon and run around the house?
Plan age specific activities. Allow your child to engage in independent play that also educates and you can do what you need to do. Floor puzzles and building blocks, may seem old school but kids love them. My kids loved the touch and learn activity desks as they have a lot of activities all in one. Kids love sounds, colors, stories and pushing buttons. It may be a toy to them but they are learning all at the same time.
6. Stay at home mom life is hard. How can I get the motivation I need to keep going and fight for my sanity while taking care of my kids?
I started by jotting down all of the things that needed to change to help my home run more smoothly and therefore allow mama to have her sanity and identity back. I worked on each of them one at a time. (meal planning, laundry, activities and mama time.) Change doesn’t happen overnight but if you are consistent and serious, the change will happen.
I’ve laid out a beginning foundation for you to get started with taking back control of stay at home mom life. It’s not impossible to regain the control you need, but it will take work on your part.
You can reshape stay at home mom life, regaining your sanity and operating a smooth household by simply jotting down the areas you need to work on most. Then begin working on 1 area at a time.
Remember, no matter what comes your way, take time for you, because you deserve it!
I hope this helps in getting you off on the right foot to stay at home mom life and regaining your sanity and identity as a woman.
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