There are a LOT of “mommy” blogs out there. There are a lot of blogs saying, “Look how cute my kid is” and “Look how crafty I am” and “Look how well I raise my child” filling up the internet. I can’t be the only mother out there thinking that’s all a lot of bull! Yes, I do think my kid is the cutest kid of all the kids. Yes, I can do a nifty craft now and then. Yes, I do feel like I am doing a good job raising my child, BUT there is another side to being a stay at home mom.
I will NEVER be the mom with the spotless home. I will NEVER be the mom who does all the Pinterest crafts. I will NEVER be the mom with the baby in the cute DIY outfits. It just isn’t going to happen, and that’s OK. In fact, I’m probably going to have a pretty messy home, and have half-finished crafts that I thought were a great idea when I started, and my baby might be covered in spit-up and God knows what else a lot of the time. SO WHAT! Does that make me a bad mom? Nope. Do I care that I’m not as productive, or as hip, or as creative as some of these other moms writing their own blogs? Sometimes. So I thought I would change things up. This isn’t going to be a blog about how great of a mom, crafter, or homemaker I am. This is going to be a blog about how messy, boring, and unpredictable being a stay at home mom can be. Hopefully this can help other mommies out there commiserate, because honestly, this is hard work.
So here is a little about me. My name is Meagan. I am 28. I have been married to my husband Eric for almost 6 years. I have an 8 month old named Lucy and a 5 year old dog named Marty. Up until last June, I was working as an elementary Special Education teacher. I decided to stay home once I had Lucy because Eric traveled so much for work. I had all of these plans to do projects, bake more, clean more…blah blah blah. Then Lucy was born in July.
Did I do any of that? Yeah right! For the last 8 months I have been hanging by a thread. I have better, more productive days, but generally speaking, all of my energy goes to that big cheeked, blue eyed baby. I spend many days in yoga pants (a.k.a. Pajamas) and I sometimes do chores. Its like Lucy is robbing me of my energy and storing it in her chubby chipmunk cheeks. I’ve had to deal with breastfeeding issues, my husband falling down the stairs carrying the baby, postpartum depression, teething, traveling for the holidays, illness, constipation (Lucy, not me…), and a traveling husband. All on top of keeping this little “bundle of joy” alive. I’ve seriously thought about making a run for it multiple times. I’ve literally thrown temper tantrums where I kicked the wall and hurt my foot. I’ve had days where I did absolutely nothing other than pray that Lucy would take a nap. I have never seen a post on Pinterest about the best way to get pureed sweet potato off of the wall (luckily a wet towel works just fine). I hope this blog can be a place where I can give you an honest picture of what being a stay at home mom is like.