The Triumphs of a Stay at Home Mom

Written by Rachel Morrow on . Posted in 3Moms Blog

 Triumph

I did it! I finally did it! I am so proud of myself, I think I should celebrate! Break out the chocolate and open up the recliner, this mom is going to commemorate this occasion. So what did I do? Did I run a marathon? Yeah right. Did I write an award-winning novel? Not in the least. This stay at home mom just got both kids down for a nap at the same time, and man, does it feel AMAZING!

The life of a stay at home mom is very rewarding, no doubt, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t EX. HAUS. TING! I thought I was tired at the end of the day just taking care of one kid, but man, adding another one is way more work. I can’t even imagine how those moms of more than two kids do it (if you are one of them, please share your secrets). It is seriously a non-stop job. One kid wakes up, and sure enough right when you get him fed and changed, the next kid suddenly pops up on the video monitor. And so the day goes on, with each kid having his or her needs arise totally opposite of each other.

As a stay at home mom of two, I quickly learned the importance of prioritizing. When both kids start crying at the same time, my brain quickly evaluates each situation to see which one is more pressing. Is my two-year-old telling me she’s hungry while pulling on my arm more important than my two-month-old who is crying because he just had a massive blowout? I guess that depends on how excited I am to change the blowout.

So yes, when I can get them both to take a nap at the same time, I do feel like I just finished a marathon. I grab my handful of chocolate and just lounge on the recliner, because darn it, I worked hard for this rare achievement.

What are your personal triumphs as a stay at home mom? I would love to hear all about them!

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