There is nothing like a ‘stay at home mum” but there is a “work at home mum”. This post has been inspired by a dialogue I had with other women. One lady mentioned that there are some mothers who stay at home with the kids who have been told by their husbands that they bring nothing to the family income.
These mums now feel unworthy, I would like to say if you happen to come across this blog post just know you’re worthy.
I wonder who came up with the phrase “stay at home mum” I beg to differ there is nothing like that. I propose “work at home mum”, this job has no start time and no finish time. It is a 24 hour shift, mums are up early in the morning to get the kids ready for school despite the fact that they might not have slept at all during the night looking after a baby.
I always say mothers are the operations managers in their homes; contrasting this to an operations manager in a company, who gets the work done through managing other people. Mothers perform a dual role that of manageress and also being the worker.
This just makes me think of my sleepy daughter telling me that she can’t find her socks in the morning. Do you know what she does? She just sits there and does nothing because it is mummy’s problem to find her socks. She doesn’t even think or care that she will be late at school because if she is late it’s mum’s problem.
I say mothers who “work at home” do contribute something to the family which can be partly quantified into a monetary value. However there other things which cannot be quantified. For instance, how do you quantify the love you provide to the little ones? Who else can care for the kids with so much love than the mother?
My daughter dropped some plates yesterday, firstly she shouldn’t have been carrying a lot of things at the same time. When I heard the plates falling, I ran to her my focus was on whether she was ok not hurt. You see a mother’s love doesn’t say I told you so……….but checks if the kid is ok.
Breaking down the figures a bit, don’t worry I am much not going to get into them too much. If you take your child to childcare or kinder from memory 3 years ago it was costing me approx. $100 a day, it should cost even more by now. Cooking, shopping, cleaning and all the other chores that you do that’s cost savings right there. For instance if we go for a meal at the restaurant it roughly costs us $60 depending on the restaurant we go to. So that’s a cost saving here by cooking at home. Getting a cleaner and someone to do the laundry will cost you money as there are people providing this service.
Next time people ask you the popular question which is what do you do? Respond by saying you are a work at home mum
You matter, you ‘re worthy don’t let anyone put you down
Love & Blessings