Embrace your stay-at-home mum status!

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I have been a stay-at-home mum for more than 11 years and in that time I've been through many stages. I've hated it, got used to it, and even enjoyed it. I have driven myself crazy with boredom, I've tried new hobbies. After 11 years I am finally embracing my stay-at-home mum status!

If you're a stay-at-home mum you'll already know the disadvantages, from cleaning to being blamed for everything, but that's not what I want to talk about today. It's about time we began to enjoy staying at home and take advantage of being able to do so.


Spend the day in your pyjamas


The children are at school, the shopping is done, and you have no plans to leave the house - it is perfectly acceptable to do cleaning in your pj's. It's bad enough that you have to do the cleaning at all so you may as well be comfortable while you're doing it!



Your children know where to find you


You're a stay-at-home mum, which means the majority of the time you're at home, and the children know that. If there's trouble at school, if illness strikes, or if they just need something from home they know they can ask the school to call you and you'll be there. 



The day is yours to spend as you wish


With the rug-rats spending the day at school you are free to do what you want with the day. Admittedly that involves cleaning most days, picking up after the children, and making sure there's food in the house but on the rare occasion that all that stuff is done you have a day for you. You can leave the house (shock-horror!), you could go shopping (and I don't mean food shopping), you can even spend the day in front of the TV if you so choose.



Hot coffee (or tea)


Imagine... It's been a hectic morning with the children racing around the house gathering things for school. You've made and packed lunches, and you've spent a lot of time yelling (or screaming!) and panicking that they'll be late for school. They leave the house to catch the bus or walk to school.

All is quiet...

Now you can sit down with a hot coffee, switch on morning TV, and relax. Another morning is done and you can congratulate yourself that the children left the house on time.



Find new hobbies


When the housework is done and the coffee is gone watching morning TV can be dull. Now is the time to find yourself an awesome new hobby. It could be cross-stitch (something I used to do!), it could be baking (in classic SAHM style!), or it could be something completely different... like blogging! 

Take the time to find out what you really enjoy doing and do it.



Coffee with the girls


Being a stay-at-home mum isn't always about being alone. If you're a lucky lady you may find yourself a pal or two at the school gates. You may even find that they too are stay-at-home mums and you forge a wonderful new friendship. As your children grow your friendship does too and while the children are at school you can go to a coffee shop with your friend and have a good old gossip. 



Rare nights off


On the rare occasion that your sister/mother/friend offers to take the children for an evening you get to enjoy special time with your partner. These rare nights off end up being all the more special because they're so rare and even if you don't go out you get to enjoy time as a couple, just the two of you.


These are just a few of the ways I'm embracing being a stay-at-home mum. What do you do to enjoy your stay-at-home mum status?

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12 comments:

  1. Yes the reason why I am thankful to be a sahm too!

    But I sometimes wish I have a job as its really diffucult for me financially at the moment.

    #pocolo

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    1. That's such a shame Merlinda. I hope the financial situation improves soon. xx

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  2. I'm a stay at home mum (and do freelance work when the children are at school) so the house work never gets done ha ha. I do love the flexibility of being able to work (or not) around them. I'm not too distracted by day time TV apart from when Wimbledon is on and then work goes completely out of the window! Also loving finding a bit of time to blog #still a newbie! #pocolo

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    1. It is great being able to work around the children isn't it? Although some of the time their bickering can get rather distracting! Lovely to see a new newbie - hope you're loving it so far! :)

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  3. I'm a work from home so most of these don't quite apply to me (I'm usually running around like a headless chicken trying to meet deadlines, keep the house relatively tidy and supervise the children too as they're all under 3 so all at home all day too!) but I DO love being able to stay in my pjs all day!! That is such a bonus!! #pocolo

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    1. Oh hun I feel your pain. Just think, when they're at school you'll have a lovely quiet house to meet all those deadlines. ;)
      I tend to run around like a headless chicken before school! xx

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  4. Hi Morgan, being a stay at home Mum comes with it's advantages, that's for sure (I try and ignore the disadvantages!). I liked soaking up the silence when my two were at school, Gregs has left school, but still spends most of his time at home(we are working on it).

    I love being able to head out for a walk with the dogs when I like and being home when the family return to the nest.

    xx

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    1. It really is great isn't it? I do love being a stay-at-home mum. :)

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  5. This is lovely! My favourite will always be sitting with a hot cup of tea in the quiet lounge for a few minutes :-) Thank you for hosting #pocolo xx

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  6. being a SAH has mixed feelings for me, i did 3 years as a SAHM which i kind of enjoyed then 2 years as a SAH and hated it, I'm now back in work and rather enjoy my 'me' time now

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    1. I think it definitely depends on your situation at the time and how you feel about being a SAHM. Glad you're enjoying your 'me' time. xx

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