Regrets of a Stay-At-Home Mom

Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother," a...

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Most mothers dream of starting a career after college, then having that first little bundle of joy and quitting their job to take on their new and highly prioritized role as mommy.  They enjoy visions of giggles and coos, hours on end spent gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes, and special mommy-baby bonding time working mothers experience only rarely.  It will be just like the diaper commercials, right?

But that’s not all there is to it.  In addition to the tears, the exhaustion, the boredom, the frustration and being under-appreciated, SAH moms also may have to face future consequences they hadn’t considered an issue when they first held their little one in their arms.

While I don’t think this woman’s approach to the topic as a “warning” is necessarily the most helpful way of going about sharing her story (it’s actually probably more panic-inducing than anything), I do appreciate that she goes into such detail and says things like they are instead of sugar-coating the truth.

Whether you’ve chosen to stay at home with your child(ren) or opted to keep working (or if there was no option available to you), this article is worth a read.


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