Laughter, Love, and Meltdowns: Being a Stay at Home Mom Blogger 29

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Love, Laughter, & Meltdowns. Being a Stay at Home Mom. Play Dough & Popsicles

Alarm blares in my ears. I pull myself out of bed and start my coffee, hop in the shower hoping it doesn’t wake my daughter up. I’m not quite ready for her to get up yet. I get dressed in my finest yoga pants or leggings, a sports bra, and whatever tank top or shirt is on top in the drawer. Everything matches black so i’m good no matter what I put on. {Except brown and black or navy and black. Can’t do that!} I hope my coffee is done but cooled so I can chug the first cup.

I have to wake up so I can get some work on my blog done before my little princess wakes up.
I still can’t think as clearly as I’d hoped. I stayed up later than I wanted, working and relaxing and I really just want to be back in my warm comfy bed. But I know how much better my day can be if I have some ‘me’ time before I have to put my mommy jacket on.

Daughter wakes up = Que bed head, outlandish stories, whining, begging, laughter, smiles, hugs, and kisses.
From this point on until little girl bed time, there is no relaxation. No decompressing. No alone time, no not even to pee. My brain is not allowed to turn off, or even slow down.

More Cooking
Talk down my threenager from having the meltdown of the century.
Trying to fit in some blogging time.
More Cleaning.
More Cooking.

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Then my husband comes home and we have family time. I run errands. Make dinner. Clean up from dinner. Get bath & bedtime prep going. My husband and daughter go to bed around the same time. When all is quiet and I sit down peacefully for the first time since bright and early that morning, I take a big deep breath and smile.

I am blessed to have my monotonous life. Things might not be to different day to day but that means that I get to see my little girls face every morning with bed head and her I just woke up eyes & rosy cheeks. This means that I get to see every smile, hear every story, and laugh at every silly joke she tells.

Don’t get me wrong. I have days where I feel a huge weight on my shoulders. I’m at home again. I haven’t left the house in more than 24 hours, I haven’t brushed my hair, and I have to clean up a spill for the 10th time this hour. There’s 5 different piles of dirty clothes NOT in the laundry basket. There’s dirty dishes in the sink when the dishwasher is empty. There’s craft supplies scattered all over the kitchen table. It’s 5 o’clock and I don’t know what we’re having for dinner.

Did I make the right decision to be a stay at home mom?

Would I be happier working outside the home?

Nope. The issue is not whether I made the wrong decision or if I should go back to work. The issue is remembering that I am doing something good even if no one sees everything that I do.

I am the glue that holds this family together. I am the one that takes care of all the small things that no one else thinks about. I am the one who makes sure everything is as close to perfect as it can be. I make their lives easier. Even though sometimes these facts are frustrating. Even though sometimes I wonder who is going to do these things for me? Who is going to make my life easier?
When it comes down to it, I know the honor that accompanies these ideas.


I still needed something for ‘me’, though. I have a few hobbies but a lot of them cost money and can be quite costly at times. Writing doesn’t cost anything. Writing is good for my soul. Combined with calming music, it is one of my favorite ways to relax. I can clear out some of the craziness that is in my head all day long and focus on one thing. This lead me to blogging. My daughter and I craft, bake, learn, etc. all day every day anyway, why not share with others what we do. It is great fun.

Plus, the blogging community is full of people with great ideas. Putting everything out there or just sharing daily rituals. It is fun to have so many ideas right at my finger tips.

Blogging has yet to bring in any significant amount of money, and that’s okay. Don’t get me wrong, I would love a solid pay check from doing what I love already. But if that never happens I will still always be happy with the time that I spent blogging. It is my ‘me’ time, it is what I do for ‘me’.

I have the opportunity to spend a majority of my life with the two people that I love more than anything in the world. My work is taking care of my daughter, supporting my husband, and running a smooth house hold. I might not get paid in dollars or cents but I am one lucky girl.

Being a stay at home mom is not the most glamorous, well paid, mentally invigorating thing to do, but in my opinion, in my life, it is the most rewarding thing I could ever do. I wouldn’t trade this for anything.

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This is in NO way meant to insult anyone who chooses not to stay home with their children. The decision to be a working mom or a stay at home mom is an individual decision that there is no universal right answer for. For me, personally, being a stay at home mom is what I love to do and what I am meant to do. I am not comparing the differences of lives between those who stay home and those who work. There is no point. Many of my good friends are moms who work. I still look up to them and ask for advice because I know they are great moms. They do what is best for their family and their children. And in my book that is the end of that crazy story.


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How to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom Blogger Blog Hop

A few stay at home mom blogger friends have joined with me today to share their blogging insights, stories, and experiences with you. If you’ve ever wanted to learn what life is like as a stay-at-home mom blogger, or see if it could work for you, this is your chance. Work-at-home moms, homeschool moms, stay-at-home moms-we have all kinds in this blog hop!


Seeking Balance as a Stay-at-Home Mom Blogger – The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide

Laughter, Love, and Meltdowns: Being a SAHM Blogger – Play Dough and Popsicles

The Secret life of a Homeschooling Mom Blogger – Craft Create Calm

How I do it all as a homeschooling WAHM – What’s Up Fagans?

The Truth About Being A Blogging Homeschool Mom – Organized Home Organized School

Half Empty or Half Full? – pfeifferphotography72 – Photography Enthusiast

Check out their thoughts on blogging and balancing it all with being wives and moms at home full-time. Even if you are not a blogger or WAHM, learning how other moms find balance in this season of life is always interesting.

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