Have you ever had anyone tell you “Oh, you’re a stay at home mom? Must be nice to have so much free time”? We bet it made your blood boil! We know that being a stay-at-home mom is a LOT of work.
Let’s go ahead and take a look at an average day in the life of a stay-at-home mom. Luckily there are lots of resources for stay-at-home mom advice, including here on Bellefit.
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How You Start Your Day
You wake up in the morning before everyone else so you can have a decent cup of coffee and the bathroom to yourself for at least 10 minutes. The kids and hubby wake up and you spend the next hour making breakfast and cleaning up the kitchen while hubby helps get the kids dressed.
Everyone eats and hubby leaves to take the older kids to school and he goes to work and you stay home with your toddler and the baby. You get the little ones cleaned up and dressed and head to the playground so your toddler can get some playtime (and spend some of his super energy.) Chase him around for an hour with your baby strapped on the baby carrier.
Lunch Time Madness
You head back home with a dirty and exhausted toddler and a cranky baby. So you feed the baby and put him in bed for a nap and rush to bathe your toddler before he falls asleep all sweaty and dirty.
After a good bath, you give your little fella a quick snack and he falls asleep on his chair, so you carefully carry him to his bed but when you put him down he wakes up and refuses to go back to sleep…and the baby wakes up from all the noise.
Now both little ones are up, so you feed the baby again and place him on his swing and your toddler on the couch to watch some stimulating cartoons while you attempt to clean the house and cook lunch.
You finish cooking and your toddler eats two bowls of food because he’s super hungry. hen he falls asleep in his chair and this time you leave him there because you’ve learned your lesson.
Baby Naps, Mommy Naps Too, I Think Not!
Now the baby is ready for a nap too. When he falls asleep, all you want to do is take a nap too, but the house is still a mess and there are piles of laundry to be tackled. Then you spend the next hour and a half cleaning, doing laundry, paying bills, and making a grocery list.
You sit on the couch for a second, exhausted, admiring your super clean house and just as you start to nod off, both little ones wake up FULL of energy.
Outings with Kids
So you wash your face, feed the baby, give your toddler a snack and head out to the grocery store to tackle the list you made earlier. You somehow make it through the grocery store after battling with your toddler who wants you to buy him everything.
You load up the groceries in the car and head to the school to pick up the big kids. Then You sit in the car line for a good 15 minutes until finally the kiddos get in the car and you all head home.
When you get home, you carry the baby carseat on one arm and ALL the groceries on the other using all your mom arm power.
When you go in the house, it looks like a tornado of backpacks, shoes and papers has stormed through your once super clean house.
You somehow manage to put all the groceries away while giving your kids snacks and listening to their day.
Then it’s time to make sure everyone does their homework. (Good luck with that.) Now it’s time for showers, baths and dinner…OMG dinner!!! You sit all the kids in front of the TV while you whip up dinner making sure it’s something EVERYONE likes.
End of The Day
Hubby gets home from work exhausted from his long workday and you serve him and the kids dinner while feeding your baby at the same time. While everyone eats, you get the baby to bed and finally get to sit down to eat your dinner, which is cold by now. Since all the kids are done eating, they all take their dishes to the kitchen and head on to brush their teeth and go to bed.
Then your hubby goes to take a shower. You finish your food and go to the kitchen only to find it looks like a scene out of a natural disaster documentary so you spend the next 30 minutes washing dishes, pots and pans and cleaning up.
You do one last look around the house picking up dirty clothes and throwing toys back in their respective bins. Lock all the doors, close all the windows and head on to the bathroom to take a shower.
After your shower, you get in bed with hubby, completely drained from your day. Then you lie on your fluffy pillow and hear the baby crying on the monitor. So you get up one last time, feed him and change his diaper. Now you head back to bad and FINALLY get to sleep.