I am an accidental stay-at-home mom. It’s not all roses however, as there was a learning curve to the two of us being home all day together. My husband now jokes that he was certain he would come home one day and my son and I would have divided the house in half with tape and claimed territories!
All joking aside, there are some great ways to help make the transition easier and to break the monotony of it all…
I’ve been a stay-at-home-mom for nine years. I’d like to think that I’ve provided my kids with stability at a time when life gets crazy for one reason or another. So here’s my advice for others who found them selves to be stay-at-home-parents…
I think I’m going to be an accidental stay at home mom! I would really like to hear any tips from offbeat stay at home parents about making it through the day without losing your (highly educated, formerly highly valued) mind. Most of what I seem to be able to find online doesn’t resonate with me as full time parenting isn’t necessarily my calling. I’m struggling with the monotony of cooking, cleaning, crafts, walks, library etc, and I’ve only been at it for four months!
Have you ever judged a dad who hangs at the playground or brings his kid to story time? Let’s put the kibosh on it already.
The terror did not actually strike me immediately. Immediately I was too moon-eyed and sleep-deprived to know what was going on. But slowly, as each day folded back onto itself, as Willow and I both fumbled through our still-awkward dance of deciphering our respective rhythms, I realized that something has fled.
Whether or not you’re co-parenting with a male, many of us know of a dad or two that we feel really deserves to be celebrated. So if it’s your partner, brother, best friend, or the guy who lives across the street — here are a few ways that you can help rock his world on Father’s Day without spending more $10.
Chris Illuminati, the stay-at-home dad behind Message With a Bottle, uses Post-It notes to remind himself of the joys and pitfalls of parenting.
All the pregnancy books have one sentence about how difficult it can be transitioning to stay-at-home life… but I didn’t anticipate a full-on identity crisis.