Ever wondered what it’s like
being a stay-at-home mom? It might not be what you think. Or maybe it is.
Being a SAHM isn't for the faint of
heart—it ain’t rainbows and puppies and lounging in pajamas all day while
perusing Netflix. So I decided to ask some real SAHMs to share their confessions, to show the
side you don’t get to see all the time. The real side. And it’s anything but
“At least once a day, I hide
in the bathroom—because it’s the only door with a lock on it—to eat a
chocolate bar. In silence. Sort of. There’s the banging on the door and the
yelling of 'Mom!!!' outside, but hey, at least I get my few minutes to myself.
And my chocolate.” – Gina W.
“I go braless more often
than not. Because I can.” – Caitlyn R.
“I wear workout clothes
every day, even when I have zero plans of working out that day. Which, spoiler
alert, is most days.” – Ashley I.
“I have gone completely kid
deaf. I swear, the screaming and whining is just all background noise at this
point.” – Latisha S.
“I am never on time. I fully
blame my kids. But really, I could do so much better at getting everything
going earlier than I do.” – Mary R.
“Sometimes I put makeup on
and get dressed just to take a selfie to post on Instagram. Then I promptly
remove said makeup, because, bedtime.” – Catherine C.
“I always order a kid’s meal
at Chick-Fil-A for my toddler who never eats anything, because it’s an excuse
for me to eat chicken nuggets. #sorrynotsorry.” – Mary W.
I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to
“I despise laundry and am
constantly drowning in it. I’ll do a load and put it into the laundry basket
and forget about it until the next load. More often than not, the new load just
gets thrown in on top of the old load. My husband totally has no idea.” – Kate
“I have a secret tool: Dry
shampoo. Because who has time to wash their hair?!” – Katie R.
“Mom brain is a thing! I put
my cell phone into the freezer the other day and tore the entire house upside
down looking for it. Thankfully I found it as I was reaching for a pint of Ben
& Jerry’s.” – Linda N.
“I'm always forgetting
about the laundry in the washer. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve had to
re-wash laundry. It is the worst. Sometimes I’ll just throw it in the dryer
with a dryer sheet and hope for the best.” – Vanessa G.
“I'm constantly counting down the hours until
bedtime, and then bedtime comes and I miss my babies! I spend most nights
scrolling through my phone’s camera roll and crying into my wine glass over how
big they’ve gotten! I’m a mess, I know.” – Whitney C.
“I feed my babies Cheerios
for breakfast. Every. Single. Morning.” – Olivia B.
“I heat up my coffee at
least three times a day. The same cup of coffee. Over and over again.” –