Welcome to Day 4 of the Mom Life Series, a collaboration between five bloggers (including me!) to inspire and encourage moms.
- Day 1: 6 Powerful Ways to Be Christ-Centered Every Day | Laura @ Fantastically Four
- Day 2: The Pros and Cons of Mom Failure | Denise @ deniserenae.com
- Day 3: The One & Only Parenting Book You’ll Ever Need | Kristina @ Messy Tired Love
Today we’re getting a real treat – a look at the stay-at-home-mom life told from a dad’s point of view!
This post comes from Kishona @ Life in Lape Haven and I have to tell you, I’ve been looking forward to reading this post since she told me about it at the start of our collaboration. I loved reading her husband’s perspective on her life, and I know you will, too!
Please read, follow the link, and be encouraged!
What I Learned about Stay-at-Home-Mom Life, Told by a Dad at Home Unexpectedly
Life in Lape Haven
My husband and I have been married for 10 years, and until this past September, he had a fairly predictable weekday pattern: he got up and went to work 5 days a week, for at least 8 hours a day.
I’d like to say that he came home every day to a clean house and dinner, but once we had children and I became a stay-at-home mom – sometimes that was true. Other days, it was not anywhere close.
As any stay-at-home mom knows, days with kids can be unpredictable, so when Brad would call on his way home each day, I got into the habit of recounting what I’d spent my day doing. My sweet husband would say, “You don’t have to defend your day.”
Brad didn’t understand my need to pinpoint any tasks from the day that I managed to complete that weren’t immediately undone by our three boys or us just living in our house, or why I was always marking the moments when the boys and I got to make crafts or cookies or go on a little adventure together.
My husband didn’t get it until his position at work was eliminated during restructuring last September. Suddenly he found himself with a front row seat and a backstage pass to the everyday reality of my life as a stay-at-home mom while he looked for a new job.
Now he understands what it means like never before, and I’ve asked him to share what he’s learned during his time “off” about life for a stay-at-home mom. Here’s what Brad had to say.
Thanks for joining me today. Come back tomorrow for the final post in our Mom Life Series — mine! I’ll be talking about 5 lessons from history’s only perfect teacher. See you then!
- Am I a Good Mom? 10 Things All Good Moms Do
- I’m a Thermostat, Not a Thermometer
- 9 Gifts to Treat Yourself, Mom!
- Why My Degrees Are Not a Waste as a (Part-Time) SAHM