This is a fantastic article about the many tasks of stay at home moms. We are like hamsters in wheels and on our feet doing things all day long. And yet we feel it’s not enough. We often feel uncomfortable when we say that we are a sahm. Our work doesn’t get recognized by many because it’s “invisible” and maybe also because it has no “price tag” attached to it as there is no salary involved.
I know it from my experience that the word “just” is often used when I explain what I do. So in that sense I talk myself and the role I have down. But why?
Why can’t we be proud of what we do? Why don’t stay at home parents get the recognition they deserve?
Just because society demands you to spend a set amount of hours in an office somewhere, doing a certain amount of hours of work outside your home and get paid for it?
What about the impact we have on our kids by being there for and with them? How and why did something that was so normal become so weird?
Stay at home parents don’t sit around at home and watch TV all day. They work hard taking care of their families. It’s something that needs to be recognized.