BEING A “STAY AT HOME MOM”
Most of the females put a stop to their professional life and end up being a “stay at home mom”. You can call it demand of time or family but trust me, this is definitely one of the most challenging jobs.
Undoubtedly becoming a mother is a blessing. Moreover, fortunate are the ones who get an opportunity to stay in the house and raise their kids. But, this fortune brings with it a lot many detrimental effects which are not easy to handle.
The foremost is the feeling of isolation and the loss of identity. You are looked upon as a caregiver who should be available 24×7 to render help. No one thinks about your daily work which seems to have endless targets. You gradually start losing your own self and this when the depression of being a stay at home mom starts residing inside.
Even if a stay at home mom tries to find pleasure in her kids, plays happily with them and caters to all their demands, she always has this sick feeling of loneliness inside. The fact that she is working the whole day long without a job and a salary is extremely difficult to accept.
The main reason for any frustrated stay at home mom is the lack of respect and concern which she sees in the eyes of her family members. All because she does not bring any money in the house all her efforts and struggles appear to be vain.
No one actually understands what she has gone through the whole day long. No one understands how badly she needs to spend some time in isolation away from the kids she loves the most. No one understands how desperately she wants to be loved and cared for by others in the manner she does for them without a single leave.
A woman who willingly chooses to drop his career and become a stay at home mom will surely regret her decision after 6 months. She would feel like hell when the society will ask about her career and the job she loved the most. Staying at home and raising kids looks lucrative from far but the truth behind is completely different. Only a stay at home mom can understand the feeling of working the whole day without a “real job”.
This does not mean that having kids is a sin. No, not at all. Kids are little angels who need their mother at every step of life. But it should solely not be you. Before planning a child, make sure that you have arranged for a part-time job or a career option that can allow you to work from home. Ending up the professional life just for being a mother is not at all a practical decision.
The journey of a stay at home mom is no less than a roller coaster ride. So next time when you come across a mom venting her anger be human enough to render an ear, offer comfort and appreciation to all her hard work.