Housewives, Stay-At-Home-Girlfriends, etc: How do you…?

posted 5 months ago in Emotional
Post # 16
2667 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I have been a stay at home mom/wife for 10 years. I wakeup at 6:30am every morning and get my kids ready for school. Either I stay up if I slept good during the night or I sleep some more. Then I wakeup again, enjoy some coffee and then clean the house, which includes: cleaning dishes by hand, cleaning counters in kitchen, cleaning the stove. Vacumming the whole house and mopping the whole house. I also de-clutter. Sometimes I run a few loads of laundry when needed. I have a candle making hobby and a deco mesh wreath making hobby. So once the cleaning is done I usually do that or run errands. Then I get what I’m cooking for dinner organized and prepped. I go pickup the kids and have them do their hw while I cook dinner. After dinner I have them do their choirs which include cleaning their rooms, emptying the litter box and feeding our cats. Some days honestly I don’t do a Damn thing because I’ve been going through some undiagnosed mystery illness. I feel for you. When my kids were small I didn’t like staying home. I felt like a bum because I didn’t contribute financially. Well this past summer I got a full time job. The money was really good for being out of work for 10 yrs, but I really missed my husband and kids. I missed being a home maker and a mother that was always available for her kids and my husband couldn’t keep up with the house work and kids. The house was messy and the kids missed me alot. So I quit my un-necessary job (we didn’t need the extra money) and I gratefully stay home again. My husband reassured me that what I do everyday for our family at home IS contributing in a way. That I don’t need to work and that my stay at home life and what I do daily is appreciated greatly by him and our children. You sound like you’re dealing with some mental health issues. Go see a psychiatrist for your depression and find a good therapist. I hope you feel and see the value in being a stay at home girlfriend/wife. It took me a decade to really see how useful I am as a stay at home mom/wife. My husband and children know they can depend on me

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