I am a SAHM.
Yes, I juggle other things as well, but primarily my job is to be home and take care of my house and my son. Sometimes, I am ashamed to say this to other people. When asked what I do, I am quick to rush over staying at home and try to highlight some of my other responsibilities – my blog (holla!), Wives Unite, and church responsibilities – because I feel like I’d be judged as a woman who just stays home with her son. I mean, what does a SAHM really do?
In order to debunk the myth that being a SAHM is a simple job (to others and myself!), I decided to break down what a typically day looks like for me. I hope this empowers other SAHM’s and/or entrepreneur moms to be proud of their lives and not be afraid to share what you do when asked. So here it goes:
- Train my son – yes he’s only 7 months now, but teaching and discipline starts now. Daily I have to force myself not to spoil him. I have to spot little things that he does that can be turned into teaching moments.
- Take care of my home (clean, make sure to let hubby know when something needs to be fixed if I can’t do it my own, pray over my home and household daily, etc.)
- Make sure my son is the best that he can be
- Sing ABC’s daily
- Play with him
- Go outside
- Visit family
- Prepare his food
- Do my own work (blogs, administrative duties, social media management, among other things)
- Cook – because we all have to eat
- Make sure the house is always at least neat
- Meal prepping and ensuring that hubby’s lunch for work is packed and ready
- Figuring out my son and then anticipating when there’s going to be another change in his self made schedule. He grows and changes so quickly that as soon as I feel like I have everything all figured out, there’s another change that makes me have to figure everything out AGAIN lol
As Nick gets older, I am contemplating homeschooling (thanks to Normel from Normel Talks) and once he starts walking (which I’m sure is coming super soon since he’s already creeping around on all fours) I’m sure things will get even more hectic – and eventually Terrence and I want to have another child which will double my workload. And you know what, that is ok with me! Why? Because being a SAHM is a job that never ends (it’s literally 24/7) but brings so much gratification because my constant work is building and creating an amazing child who will be an incredible asset to his community one day.
If you’re a SAHM who’s battled with your identity as such, stand with me and let’s be proud of our role together 🙂