Guest Post – Hats Off to the SAHMS From This Working Momma

Hats of to Stay at home mums

I was extremely excited when one of my favourite bloggers Casey from Momma and the Pea discussed doing a post swap!  I have followed her blog for a while now and love her sense of humour and some of the amazing things she believes in such as raising globally aware kids.  We are both working mums so it was fitting that she wrote about taking her hat off to the Stay at home mums!


I would like to pay tribute to the women who sacrifice traditional careers, sanity, and personal space to stay at home and raise their children. I am in ah! Of you!! My only glimpse into your world is the brief break I get from work from Christmas eve until the New Year or maybe the occasional week’s vacation. By the end of said week, I am pretty much scraping at the walls with my claws to get out. So hats off to the SAHMs from this working Momma!
In theory, I would love to stay at home or work from home. I am unable 1) because I am the bread-winner in our family unit and 2) I would not be able to cut it as a stay at home mom. I know this because it requires more patience than I could muster. I love my baby girl, of course. She is the sun and the moon and all that mushy stuff. She makes me get up in the morning when I’m down. She makes me go to sleep so I can handle the next day, usually by wearing me out with constant chatter and activity, but still, I do it for her. She makes coming home so much more exciting than it ever was before, for there is nothing like being greeted each day by your own personal fan club (yes, I know there is an expiration date on this). toddler love hate
I see the jokes and funny memes on Facebook about parenting. The jokes about moms being coffee and wine addicts and I laugh and share them too, because I do know what they are talking about but perhaps on a smaller scale. I’ve even made a few memes myself!
Some may think it sounds like a dream to stay home versus working. From someone who only hears it for a few hours a day, imagine hearing Mommy 1000 times in one day or perhaps more. I hear it a mere 100 and could bang my head against the wall. Imagine cleaning up spills, dressing, wiping noses, feeding, changing diapers and picking up toys for the umpth time only to turn around to see them back on the floor. And that all happens before most have their first cup of coffee! It is truly a sacrifice that some can pull off and some can not. Some Mommas were born to raise the babes. Some, like myself, always wanted kids and felt they were born to be a Momma only to discover they are quite mediocre at the job. Maybe it’s because it didn’t happen in the usual time frame that was expected and with age, my energy has dissipated. Then there are the mompreneurs that manage to work doing the chaos of kids. In the evening when I do try to write a bit, there are constant interruptions from the Pea. She needs a drink, a snack or a snuggle. All of which I am happy to do, but when I return to work I have to get my train of thought back. So two hats off to you ladies who juggltoddlerse both all day long!
There is always the age old argument that working moms don’t care about their kids and that SAHMs are lazy. Neither is true and any logical person knows this. There is always a sacrifice whether it is time with the kids or lack of personal time. It boils down to what works for your family and what makes Momma happy! Because you know the saying…if Momma ain’t happy…ain’t nobody happy!

Keep on Mommying, you got this!



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  • Reply Fi Morrison 30/01/2017 at 1:02 pm

    Such an encouraging post Suzy! I would love to be a SAHM (although my son is still little, so I obviously have no idea what lies ahead in toddlerhood), but can see how it would be hard on both sides – being a SAHM and a working mum!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 30/01/2017 at 3:19 pm

      It’s always easier looking at something else and thinking it’s easier but they are both hard but in different ways. Hats off to everyone I say!! xx

  • Reply Crystal 30/01/2017 at 11:08 am

    This is such an amazing post. I feel for those at home 24/7 without any breaks. Sometimes, I miss being at home with my kids but i also need a break and am so grateful that I have a job;.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 30/01/2017 at 11:21 am

      I totally agree! I miss being at home too but I am also grateful to challenge myself in other ways too!

  • Reply Catherine @ Ten Thousand Hour Mama 30/01/2017 at 10:09 am

    I have lived both sides to the coin, and still do as a work at home mom who’s also the main parent at home much of the time (but still has to travel and get work done!). It’s all hard! And it’s all rewarding.

    I hear you – keep on momming, all!

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 30/01/2017 at 11:20 am

      Handling the full juggle! And working from home can be just as hard trying to divide your time! Well done and doing your best and juggling it all!

  • Reply Sahar 29/01/2017 at 11:32 am

    Such a great post! I hope that there can be more love between moms all over the world, whatever choice they make–to work, to work from home, or to not work–because at the end of the day, we are all moms and we all love our kids and want the best for them.

    And I am sure you are a great mom 🙂

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 30/01/2017 at 10:21 am

      That’s exactly right!! Sometimes we give each other such a hard time for our choices but we are all definitely doing the best we can!

  • Reply SAM @ A life on Venus 27/01/2017 at 7:50 pm

    Totally agree…hats off to the SAHM!! They are amazing.

    • Reply In The Lyons Den 28/01/2017 at 7:59 am

      It definitely would be hard doing it all the time. I agree!!

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