So here I am, detailing the often inane, often insane, but hopefully sometimes  (what I feel are) the important thoughts of a mom who still stays at home even though the kids are still teenagers.  I wonder how many other moms of teenagers are still at home.  It may be my imagination, but I always feel like when I tell someone I’m a stay-at-home mom and then I have to answer the inevitable question “oh, and how old are your kids?”, that I get a certain look.  You know the look.  The one that says “geez, what? You couldn’t drag yourself back out into the real world and get a real job, so now you’re just clinging desperately to your expired title?”  I’m not sure anyone ever gives me that look.  It could very well be my own self-deluded persecution.  But, I don’t think so.  It’s hard to live in a society where making a home is not considered a real job.  Oh, there are plenty of people out there giving it lip service, but the undertone is that it’s pathetic that you don’t have a paying job. 

Wow!  “Bitter much?”  you may ask.  Don’t worry…this is just one of my negative rants…and there will be others.  But, fear not…I can be a happy person too!  I actually really love my job of making a home.  I may not always be great at it, but that is a day to day thing…and I think the attempts, not necesarily the results are what really makes the home. 

So, in the course of a day home alone, there are a lot of thoughts going through my head.  Sometimes they are silly little things and sometimes they are deeper.  At any rate, that’s what I’ll be blogging about. 



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7 Responses to About

  1. Deb says:

    My guess is that they’re jealous, babe. It’s the best job in the world. They’re probably wishing they could do it too. 🙂

  2. admin says:

    Yep, I ‘spose it’s kind of like training for a marathon. Ya gotta be crazy to want to do it in the first place. Ya gotta be crazy to actually get through it. The process will drive you even crazier. There’ll be good days and bad days. There’ll be fabulous days and heartbreaking days. But in the end, hopefully, it’ll all be worth it!

  3. janet says:

    You are doing the right thing by being there for your children, no matter what age. If I could’ve I would’ve but I was a single mom so I raised 3 by myself. I hated leaving them because I never knew what I was walking into when I got home, especially when they were teenagers! Children need structure. My working gave them too much freedom and it always felt horrible for this to be out of my control…sort of a helplessness because I wasn’t there when things happened. F— everyone else and their stupid, nosey questions.

    • admin says:

      Thanks for the encouragement! Sometimes you gotta hear it from someone else just to keep on with it. I always feel bad for the parents that don’t have the choice to stay at home. It’s a bit of an unfair advantage for those of us who do have the choice. I am really, really lucky to have a DH who makes it possible for me to stay home. He never gives me grief about it and he never makes me feel like I’m “less” just because I don’t make money for what I do. Not sure how I got so lucky. (Sorry for the mush mush).

  4. Hiedi Guiden says:

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  5. Johnlyn says:

    I feel like I’m the only one staying home too! The other moms I know got a job during school hours…but then when do you grocery shop, do laundry, pay bills, etc. etc.?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I’ll check out your recipes. I really appreciate it when people try to help me by giving links! The Internet is too big sometimes and I get distracted and forget why I was on it in the first place.

    • admin says:

      I have no idea how I ever got these things done before the kids started going to school! I probably didn’t really…I just deluded myself into thinking that I did 😉 It’s always easier to pretend you did something AFTER the fact!

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