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I Am a Stay At Home Mom

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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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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 25, 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 can't imagine any other life.

    I love my family with all my heart and soul. I have an amazing husband who is also my best friend. I spend my days with my children,but I also volunteer at several different places. I volunteer ata no kill aanimal shelter and a women's center for battered women. But nothing can...
    pagesofthepast pagesofthepast 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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...
    SgtArmyWife SgtArmyWife 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Stay Home Mom Of Eight

    i got married at 16. I dropped out of school but then went back & finished. I graduated in may of 2000 & had my first child in September 2000. I was going to got to college but I decided to stay home. I was at the same job for 12 1/2 years but was then let go because my husband...
    jessicalweber31 jessicalweber31 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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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 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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    Loving It

    I am a stay at home mom for my two baby girls.  They are 2 and 3 years old, one year and 2 weeks apart.  It is the hardest, most stressfull 24/7 job anyone can hold, but I love every second of it.  We have already made the plans that i will not go back to work, my husband...
    SombreAmaranthineAmour SombreAmaranthineAmour 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    I am thrilled to announce the birth of my

    triplets on January 2 nd 2014. I gave birth too a handsome son we named Falcon Warrior and 2 beautiful girls we named Zena Sun and Memory Flowers. I also have an 11 year old son and a 3 year old daughter. My husband and I are just thrilled. We plan on having at least 4 more...
    pagesofthepast pagesofthepast 31-35, F Feb 14

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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 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 4 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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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 8 Responses Jul 1, 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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    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'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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    Is Being A Mom Enough?

    I am a SAHM of three but they have all gone off to school now so my mornings are filled with a lot of nothingness. I know this seems silly and I should be grateful for the me time and alone time but it get's too much. I have looked for little part time jobs but with my kids...
    Justdoit50 Justdoit50 31-35 2 Responses Oct 11, 2013

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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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    OVERWHELMED

    I am at home with two children all day long.  I feel guilty when I am not here and out having fun but when I am here and miserable I feel guilty because I dont want to be here.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I have been alone with these children for four...
    REESEMOM33 REESEMOM33 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 7, 2008

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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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    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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    A Lot Of Work And Not Enough Hands

    So, last week was a Holiday and I was trying my best to get all of my college assignments done early so that I could spend time with my family. Due to that, my home chores were being neglected. Sure enough, while I'm trying to do school, my husband is home 'chilling' on his...
    stayathomemom01 stayathomemom01 26-30 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Going Crazy I Think

    I feel like this stay at home mom thing is getting to be too much. I love to be with my daughter, but I need a break from her. I have seriously only had one night away from her in the past year. I feel horrible saying or typing that out loud. She is honestly the greatest one year...
    mjtoker mjtoker 22-25 5 Responses Feb 17, 2009

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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 7 Responses Jan 29

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    I Have No Life Outside Of My Kids...

    I am a stay at home mother of 2 with one on the way. Although I love my children I barely get any breaks or personal time for myself. This has came to affect my social life, self-esteem, appearance and unfortunatly love life. I am 25 years old and am working on my BA in Human...
    EssieBaby EssieBaby 26-30 5 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    Full Time Mommy

    In December I was given the opportunity by my husband to quit my job and be a stay at home Mom to my 3 year old son and 3 step children, ages 7, 6 and 2. It is definitely a rewarding job. I once had someone say to me, "I see that a lot of girls in (my town) are employed at Stay...
    therealist23 therealist23 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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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 Feb 13

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    Happy But Feeling Lost

    I had a job for almost ten years and even though it wasn't the greatest job I kinda miss it. I got my me time and had other people to talk to. I stopped working this summer because my husband got his dream job. I absolutely love getting to see my kids because when I worked I didn...
    gidget696 gidget696 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 25

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    Its Makeing Me Depressed...

    I met my husband while we were both in the Army. While in AIT i got pregnant. We ended up moving together to his first duty station in KY. Now i joined the Army right out of high school and have only an internship under my belt for any job experience. So staying home seemed like...
    jwilkinson123 jwilkinson123 22-25, F 4 Responses May 20, 2013

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    I Feel That Becoming A Parent Is Very Difficult. Thats My Opinion. Its A Busy Commitment Especially If You Have More Than One Child. If You Work A Job, Its Even More Harder. I Think Mothers Should Look For Jobs That Allow You To Stay Home.

    Being an Avon Representative will allow you the freedom you need while raising children. If you would like to know more about the Avon opportunity please contact me. www.your Avon.com/ virginiamariemarshall or (281)726_7009
    VirginiaMWhite VirginiaMWhite 31-35, F Jun 27, 2013

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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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    Scared of the changes taking place

    I have been a stay at home mom for almost 12 years now. I live out in the country on a farm. My closest neighbor is a mile and 1/2 away.  I want to be home when my kids are home.  My mom was a stay at home mom, and I loved having her there for me.  I want to be there for my...
    joiebobby joiebobby 36-40 4 Responses Jun 1, 2011

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    Stay At Home.....

    Ok i love my kids and husband and would do anything for them, but every now and then want some attention thrown my way. Is that too much to ask for. I have a 7 year old daughter and 4 year old twins (band g) they are my everything. I dont really have a soical life since ive had...
    dani dani 26-30, F 14 Responses May 14, 2007

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    Love My Job

    I absolutely right now would not like any other job than what I have. I stay at home with my two daughters and it's so great. I am able to see every milestone in their lives and not have to depend on anyone else to raise them.
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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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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    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...
    pagesofthepast pagesofthepast 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    srrhaaj srrhaaj 16-17, F Feb 25

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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 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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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...
    SgtArmyWife SgtArmyWife 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 27, 2013

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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 2 Responses Jan 12, 2011

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    Me Too

    Hello everyone, Guess I'll start with how this all got started. I had my son when I was 20 with the guy I had been with for over 3 years. He was supportive during the entire pregnancy and there for the delivery. My son was born limp and barley breathing. I spent two weeks in...
    SgtArmyWife SgtArmyWife 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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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'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 Feb 4

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    SAHM Who Likes To Meet And Chat With Nice Mommies

    Hey mommies, We live, we breathe and we have kids (count our blessings). Drop me a line if you wanna chat or be friends:) cheers
    ZOMAONG ZOMAONG 41-45, F Oct 7, 2013

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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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    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 5 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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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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    Im a Fulltime Stay At Home Mom

    Ok i love my husband and kids,But im getting so sick of being in this house and having no friends, or nothing to do.The kids get on my nerves,I feel like i have to do everything around here and i get no credit.The house is over welming,the kids are over welming also.
    wildjeep wildjeep 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 23, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I'm a stay at home mom, I don't have many friends girls always end up stabbing me in the back. Just looking for someone to share laughs with because my 17 mo old doesn't talk back...
    jessj22 jessj22 22-25, F Apr 1

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    It has been a while since I have been on here. Sometimes I feel like this is the only place that I can express how I feel. I know it might sound silly but ,it's reality. My son is...
    Jimena123 Jimena123 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Staying HOME!!!... For me personally staying home is this shizzz! I get free food, free mifi, free tv, and my own space and time, oh especially sleep whenever I want to. Going out...
    BabyDgay BabyDgay 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I enjoy reading, playing online games, watching TV shows back-to-back on netflix, so naturally I spend much more time at home. It's not that I hate going out, it's just that I don...
    sarahtc9 sarahtc9 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I prefer not socialising and staying home than going out with a bunch of people. It's just that I feel like I can't connect with most people and I'm a bit shy. I like to observe...
    RupanjaliSamadder RupanjaliSamadder 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 25

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    I'd rather stay home and watch a movie on the sofa and snuggle, rather than having to go out and socialize.
    AlaiahMay AlaiahMay 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 26

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