7 Reasons Why Being A Stay-At-Home-Mom Is A Real Job

Being a Mom is already very challenging. It’s hard work. Yet, what I find to be most challenging, is hearing that being a SAHM really isn’t a “job” at all. Or better still “it’s the easiest job in the world”.

Let me be the first to tell you, that raising children, is far from easy. Being a Mom is one of the toughest, yet most rewarding jobs, I’ve ever had. There’s nothing like it. Rather than working with adults all day, we are surrounded by little dictators. Whom at 3 years old know how to work the system.

One minute they are running around the house naked. Screaming at the top of their lungs, refusing to get dressed because they don’t like the color purple. And the next minute they are curled up in your lap, snuggling close and saying “I love you, Mommy“.

Well played kid, well played.

7 Reasons Being a Stay-At-Home-Mom is, Legit

1. Just like a “real job” we are under appreciated and underpaid

A lot of what we do every day goes under the radar. Completely unnoticed or even acknowledged. Very similar to a few other “jobs” I’ve held in the past.

We may not be recognized for our efforts or receive a paycheck for being awesome at it. But at least, we get paid in hugs and kisses. And the pleasure of knowing that one day all of our hard work will pay off.

And that is enough compensation for us

2. We are “on call” 24/7.

Similar to any profession with an emergency on call requirement. Like Doctors, Nurses, Police officers & Firefighters, etc. So is the job of a Mom.

Except we aren’t on a rotating schedule. We are just on all the time. We need to be ready to go at a moments notice and completely on the top of our game. Prepared to handle any situation that gets thrown our way. Sometimes on little to no sleep.

I’d say that’s pretty impressive.

3. There’s no such thing as sick leave or vacation time.

Let’s be honest, vacations aren’t what they used to be. Now, we just get to take our work everywhere we go.

And there is no such thing as “sick leave”. Basically, you just have to suck it up and power through.

We don’t even get the courtesy of a bereavement day. Instead, we have to put on a stoic face and pretend that everything will be just fine.

Because that is just part of the job.

4. We can multitask like a Boss.

Our days start early and end late. And there are a million and one things that need to be tackled on a daily basis. Yet somehow we manage to get it all done.

The fact that we can be focused on one thing and suddenly 10 more tasks are abruptly thrown at you like some kind of “task ninja”, all requiring your full attention. Yet we knock them out, one by one.

That is the work of a highly trained professional, my friend.

5. Sometimes our life is like a perpetual state of Ground Hog Day

We eat sleep and breath, our job. All day every day. Over and over and over. The laundry, the dishes, the cleaning. The monotony alone is enough to drive someone mad.

It’s the same shit, just a different day.

6. MOM Clubs are like our board meetings.

Basically, the people we meet in a Mom’s Club are like our “co-workers’. We need to meet at least 2-3 times a week to discuss business (and maintain our sanity) Where we brainstorm and strategize on how we can make our day run more smoothly & efficiently.

Handling business, its just how we roll.

7. You would have to pay someone else to do my “job”.

How is what I do, not a “job”. But paying someone else to do the exact same things I’m already doing; so I can go get a “job”, is?

Excuse me while I…

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