Stop Asking Stay-At-Home Moms What Do They Do All Day
Since becoming a full-time mom, I have been asked several questions about my personal life, my goals, etc. I do not mind those so much, it is when someone asks, “What do you do all day?” Followed by, “Do you ever get bored?” that really gets to me.
“So, what do you DO all day?” Most of the time, I am caring for my son. Once he takes his naps — yes, plural (2)– I escape to tidy up, work on my blog or other projects. I really do not have time to sit and think about whether or not I am bored. However, I do sometimes question what I plan to make for dinner or what to munch on.
Growing up, whenever I was bored my mom would say to pick up a book or do something around the house because there was always something that needed to be done.
And she was right about that. The cleaning never ends, the laundry always piles up, and most importantly, the laughs are constant. I would not trade it for anything in the world. <3
I will admit that I spend a lot of my down time checking my social media sites and planning ahead, but can you really blame this millennial mommy? I do wish I read more. I have a couple of books I have started to read in the last two years and I cannot seem to get through them. Something always comes up. In the next couple of weeks, I am hoping to finish Martin Lindstrom’s “Buyology” — I know, he’s written another book since this one was published. Ann Handley’s latest, titled: “Everybody Writes” came in this week, so I really want to get through one before starting the next. Oh, and not to mention Gary Vaynerchuk’s “Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook” that I keep skimming through for new ideas. Sorry, Gary. I promise I will eventually read it from cover to cover!
Former B2B editor and marketer turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social.
When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy.
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