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I Am a Stay At Home Mom

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    I Homeschool My Autistic Son.

    My sweet husband is a fantastic provider and, since I have a BS in Elementary/Special Education, I homeschool our darling son who is borderline autistic. Being a stay at home mom is the best, hardest, most unappreciated job in the world.
    Epiphany68 Epiphany68 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    4 Children And A Small Home

    We live in a very small guesthouse on my in-laws estate. I believe it was made for only 1 or 2 people but his family claims it was the original home for his family many years ago and that it was a larger family than we have now.  Amazing to me!  There are 6 of us and it feels...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    I need a job! Staying home with kids all day

    everyday is just not good for me mentally.
    HCaine HCaine 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I am a married female

    and a stay at home mom. I have three kids and I am there for them; two boys and a girl. We are a close family.
    familyatresort familyatresort 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 22

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    I Just Don'T Understand

    I just need to vent. . . .Sometimes, I'm so overwhelmed in my daily routine, when my fiancee stays home I do expect him to help me out a little, but instead of helping me out he takes a lazy day, so when do I get a lazy day, or a day off for that matter, or maybe even a couple...
    mari3l0v3 mari3l0v3 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I am a SAHM and really do enjoy it.

    Child care is too expensive and I'm glad that I get to raise my children myself. Sometimes, days get very stressful, but you take the bad with the good. Ironically, when I feel down, sometimes it's actually my kids that cheer me up with the silly things they say or silly things...
    RandFMom RandFMom 26-30, F Jan 17

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    Damn. I hear those voices in my head from the

    past about staying in school now that I am a parent. I have children in 3rd and 5th grade yes...young!!! doing algebra,fraction and decimals Whaat??? This ish is foreign to me and I was feeling pathetic because I did not know the work to help my children but then a flame lit...
    ZenBeing ZenBeing 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The Legandary Mrs. H.

    I stayed at home to raise my children for 20 years.  I chose this path after I thought I could have my career, and my family at the same time.  It was not true ... I was lied to.  So when I finally got to take home a child from the hospital, that was still alive, I just held...
    Waterlily24 Waterlily24 56-60 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    I'm a stay at home mom

    once again. I worked briefly when my youngest was like 2-3, but found that I was just basically working to pay for daycare. So my husband at the time & I decided that I would wait until he was in Kindergarten before I went back to work again. That year...my now ex, left me...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    No Better Life

    I have 4 children my twins died when they were 4. I have a son who is 11 and my daughter is 4 and am currently pregnant with triplets. I have always been a stay at home mom. I can't imagine a better life. I do volunteer work at several different shelters,but unless my...
    Tatteredpages Tatteredpages 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    Happy Family

    I have been a stay at home mom for 10 years now. It all started when we found out I was pregnant with my son. My husband and I had many discussions about what we wanted for our family. We both came from families where both parents worked and we were left to be raised by...
    HappySahm HappySahm 31-35, F Oct 22, 2013

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    I have been a SAHM for almost 5 years now,

    and I feel as though I've lost myself already. I only have one child, and my pregnancy was not planned. In fact I found out I was pregnant just as I was planning on going back to school to improve my life, and become more Independance. My husband does ok, but doesn't make a...
    LonelyRiss LonelyRiss 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    SAHM Newbie

    I have been married for 5 years and have 2 daughters, 16 years old and 17 months old...I know, what a gap! I've officially been a SAHM for 2 weeks; prior to that, I had started my own catering business in September of last year, when my youngest was 4 months. I had decided not to...
    SAHM2013 SAHM2013 36-40, F Oct 29, 2013

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    Potty Training!

    We have been trying to potty train my little man but he just don't seem to care. He turns 3 in March. He doesn't care if he is in a wet diaper. I've tried sticker sheets, going with me or my husband, big boy underwear under his diaper and none of it seems to make any kind of...
    SSGArmyWife1 SSGArmyWife1 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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    I am not a mom yet! But I met a sweet

    and caring woman that I will NEVER forget. Mom... :) I went on an English exchange. I had to spend 5 weeks in Victoria BC to improve my English and I had to stay in a host family. The sweet woman was around her 50's. She is full of energy and smiles. I remember when she...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I am a stay at home mum

    and have never worked in my life...well except be a mum that is. I got married soon after I graduated from college. At that time I thought I'll enjoy just staying home before I go out looking for work. Plus my husbands income was enough to take care of things for the both of...
    helensave helensave 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 25

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    I am a young stay at home mom.

    My husband and I have been married a little over a year and together a little over three years. Our daughter is nine months old tomorrow. I love being a mommy but it is so hard to be alone so much. We have no family or friends here and my husband works a lot. I had post partum...
    Allaboutaddi Allaboutaddi 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    srrhaaj srrhaaj 16-17, F Feb 25

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    I've been a stay at home Mom

    for almost 5 years. Lately it has been getting more and more difficult. My son has started medicine that has helped his behavior, which makes me feel like a bad Mother. My husband works a lot of hours and is not much help. I feel like a single Mother most of the time. We have...
    mekasper mekasper 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I am a stay at home mom.

    I have three kids in college and one in high school. I pass my keeping busy cleaning my home gardening, laying out and skinny dipping and having guests over.
    momatpool momatpool 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 14

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    I have been a stay at home mom

    for six months. I really want to continue to stay at home, but, financially, I can't afford it since the father of my son doesn't bring in enough income to support a family. I have a job interview tomorrow and I really wish that I could drink at the interview so that I could...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Guess when my (second) baby will be born!

    (: Due date is July 21, 2014. http://www.expectnet.com/games/BabyRyker
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Mar 19

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    Lonely, Possibly Depressed, SAHM

    I have no friends, no support from family, and I feel completely alone. I love my kids to death, more than anything, and I do NOT want to go back to work. I just wish I had a friend or two. I wish I had someone that understood what it's like to be home with three kids all day...
    caitg caitg 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    I Wouldnt Want to Be Anywhere Else. Not....

    I like being at home for my nine year old daughter in the mornings, after school and in the weekends. I like going to her school camps and school to help out. But....... I get so bored. You can only pray, read, garden, clean so much. I think this year I am going to volunteer to...
    imogene imogene 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 27, 2008

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    Young Mum Down Under

    Wasn't sure if I had posted in this group so here goes. I'm a young stay at home mum with two boys aged four and seven down here in New Zealand. My partner has a successful business so that allows me a relaxing carefree lifestyle of shopping, drinking rum and coke and smoking...
    solemum solemum 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Four Young Children And Not Yet Bald!

    I have four children they are the ages 7, 3, 2, and 7 months old. My oldest is in school and the hardest one to get along with. He tries to push me over the edge all the time but he is a good kid. My life has became my kids and my husbands life has became his work. I get...
    Pinwheelxena Pinwheelxena 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 28, 2009

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    I am a stay at home mom

    and I feel like I am always behind on house work and everything else. Does anyone have any advice? My baby is 9 mos
    Punky409 Punky409 26-30 4 Responses Sep 17

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    Difficult But Worth It

    I am a stay at home mom ,my daughter is starting 1st grade this year & my son is three. I won't lie and say its always wonderful, but I have never worked so hard and committed myself to anything this much in my life. It is so rewarding to have such a closeness with my kids & know...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 7, 2012

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    Stay At Home Mommy

    Hi there! I am a stay at home mommy to my two twin boys Caiyo and Maiyo! They are 7 weeks old today! I love taking care of them. I am also pregnant again. I am excited and scared.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    Sometimes One Has To Step Out Of Their Comfort Zone~

    I generally stayed at home when the children were young unless we really needed cash, and if that was the case, I worked nights and weekends when Kent could be at home with the little ones. Once, when my husband lost his job, I had to work for three years for $ and for family...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 7 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    I have been a stay at home Mom

    for most of my children's lives. Their lives are my focus. Now that they are almost all out of the home, I wonder what my new path will be...
    bunnigirl bunnigirl 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 1

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    Currently swallowing my pride.

    It's a hard thing to chew. We have been blessed so far but could us a tad more help http://www.gofundme.com/dt7it0
    LostinSpace35 LostinSpace35 31-35, F Sep 3

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    You Can Have It All, But Not All At Once

    I am now a working mom, but I was a stay at home mom for 10 wonderful years. I didn't meet my husband until I was 29. I was teaching elementary school at the time. We married two years later and knowing that we wanted a family and I knew I would stay at home to lovingly raise our...
    WaterdogsRule WaterdogsRule 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    I Want Friends

    So, I don't go out much (obviously if I'm on here). I go to online school, I stay home with the kids, and go out for errands or for play-time at the park. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE my kids, but I am sooooo alone. Women I know either have no kids or are older than me and just...
    stayathomemom01 stayathomemom01 26-30 9 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    lately i have been having

    such a hard time being a mom. i have a hard keeping my temper when it comes to my kids. they are so sweet and perfect in my eyes yet i don't treat them that way. i don't hit my kids but im not always the easiest mommy to live with. i have tried working outside the home but that...
    warden2000 warden2000 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I Finally Found The Way To Earn Money Without Having To Sacrifice Time With My Son. And I Am Proud!!!

    I am a stay at home mom who was tired of being broke. we could cover our bills and groceries but there was just never enough left over in the end... It was exhausting to not be able to go out for a fancy dinner or buy new shoes. So i decided to change that. I searched for 2 years...
    mollymeunier mollymeunier 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 29, 2012

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    I'm Very Lucky, But Sometimes Miss Working

    I started working when I was a teenager. I worked through my 1st pregnancy at the age of 20, had a 6 week leave, then went back to work again, until I got pregnant with baby #2 last year. I worked so hard during my 1st pregnancy, it cause him to be premature. So my...
    LC87 LC87 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    My little man has Prader-Willi syndrome.

    He has been getting therapy since he was 2 months old and now that he turns 3 in March he had to transition to an early childhood school to continue getting the help he needs. Today I had to drop him off for his first day of three getting evaluated there. I'm sad and happy all...
    SSGArmyWife1 SSGArmyWife1 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    In 45 min!! Contact me if this sounds good to u!!
    Shan0513 Shan0513 31-35, F Sep 30

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    I am in such a fowl mood this morning,

    I'm having trouble keeping my patience with my 15 month old. Sometimes I just don't want I be touched and today he is super clingy, usually this doesn't bother me but today, I am so easily irritated and want to be left alone :( I need a break but my husband works and is in grad...
    Collette85 Collette85 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 29

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    I am 24, will be 25 in May.

    I've been a sahm since I got pregnant with my daughter, she'll be 2 in March. I enjoy it at times and at times I feel like I don't amount to anything. I want to work but I wouldn't even know what would be a good job. Our car can't take much strain so I feel like I should wait...
    ponce89 ponce89 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    I Wish the Peanut Gallery Would Just Shut Up

    It's frustrating sometimes, my family is always hounding me about when I'm going to get a job.  People make jokes that I'm hanging around doing nothing.  I get lectures all the time about how we cant really "afford" for me not to be working. Now what is up...
    Shierke Shierke 26-30, F 16 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    Hate It And Love It (the Former Way More Than The Latter)

    Having run away from home with a guy, he then ended up becoming far more religious than my parents. So now I'm stuck married with two kids (oldest is 2, younger one is 9 months old), and stay at home. I don't have any education (anything I know is self taught), only just recently...
    mommyart mommyart 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    Cooking, cleaning, laundry everyday.

    I also homeschool my 6th grader. My day starts at 5:30 when I go to the gym then it's breakfast time and shortly after school begins. We are in school several hours during which I prepare his lunch and get dinner started. We finish up school and I work on laundry and the house...
    looking4luv70 looking4luv70 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    When I'm Frustrated, I Try to Remember This ....

    From my blog, "Beyond Blue," at www.beliefnet.com/beyondblue: Two boys went to bed with fevers last night. One is dead. The other is my David. I have to wonder if the guardian angels are vacationing in Florida this month, because too many little guys have fallen asleep for good...
    BeyondBlue BeyondBlue 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    My kids are aged 7, 6,

    4, 2 and 5 months. I love them very much, but they are hard work. I have almost no time to myself everyday. I'm tired all the time and I've never lost the baby weight from any of my pregnancies.
    Ftyi Ftyi 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    Related Experiences

    Or at least I wish I could be a stay at home mom. I often daydream about it. I imagine myself keeping the house clean, picking up kids from school, and making dinner for my husband...
    2O5E4 2O5E4 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    I used to be a party animal and always being drunk and getting laid but now that I've cleaned up my life for my daughter's sake, I realize how stupid I must have looked. Even...
    JDizzlePop JDizzlePop 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    My 16th birthday is coming up.. Soon. I don't want to do much but stay home and be left alone.. Unless I'm getting a dog then... I want one of those... A pitbull...
    YoungLovee15 YoungLovee15 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    I am sort of reclusive. I live alone, and I do not really like going places. I prefer security & shelter over going out & being social. I have always been this way, even growing...
    s4019t s4019t 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    since i do go out all the time, i feel like staying home to watch movies and eat snacks by myself is what i really like. also, i get to have time to make new friends on E.P.!! (:
    ninjadentistinspace ninjadentistinspace 16-17, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think the internet has more to offer than the real world, so if I could, I'd just stay home online for my whole life.
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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