There is a myth about stay at home moms that I would like to clear up. It goes something like, “If you are a stay at home mom, you have to do it right.” “Right” in this myth means a certain way. It means you have to have cute crafts and educational activities for your children to do every moment of the day, it means you drive them to 15 activities a week, keep up on the housework, make nutritious and fun meals three times a day, and play Mozart while your children nap at 9 and 3.
It’s not true, ladies. Its okay that you didn’t make those cute ladybug sandwiches for lunch like the woman on Pinterest did. Don’t feel guilty that your kids are still in pajamas at 11 or that they had chocolate Poptarts for breakfast. Go ahead and let them watch TV.
The fact is, Moms post that creative stuff because they are so happy that they got to do something like that. I mean, who’s going to post, “Look at these cute dinosaur chicken nuggets I fed my kid for lunch today!” or “Wow, Happy Meals three days in a row!” Just do the best you can and love your kids. That’s what matters, that’s what they’ll remember.
Whether you are helping them make their own Halloween costumes, taking them out for ice cream, or washing the clothes together in the bathtub, they will remember love.
I am very blessed to have to opportunity to be a stay at home mom. Many women are not afforded the chance to do so. For all those moms out in the work force, I want to let you know, that being a stay at home mom is not the only way to show your children you love them. We can all do things that will let our children remember love. We are all just doing our best and loving our children, and that, again, is what matters.