Cease pondering that you’re "ONLY" a mom who stays at dwelling. Inspirational workforce from Shazzy Health
"I'm only at home, mom." or "I'm just a housewife."
Have you heard or spoken this line, or possibly thought of it?
This one-liner is not unusual to hear. It comes up during family conversations and other social situations. It can even be a spoken line in movies and books. It is something that mothers who stay at home can express and think with embarrassment or even disappointment. If you do, stop it! Not!
It is interesting (but you will not be surprised!) To hear the results released in 2019, according to a Welch study on mothers who stay at home. Are you ready to hear what you already know? According to USA todayWelch found that a mother has the equivalent of 2.5 full-time positions. Your typical working hours begin at 6:23 p.m. and end at 8:31 p.m. with a shift break of 1.7 hours. I think you are already challenging the information. Because mothers are still cleaning up and doing things after 8:31 p.m. And where is this 1.7 hour talked about ?! Maternity is around the clock, baby!
Take a moment and accept that. Statistics recognize that you have 2.5 full-time jobs. Impressive! So you can never stay "ONLY" at home, mom. Because staying at home is no small feat. Yes, you may not always have it together. You may be less organized than you want to be. You may fail in some areas. You may not always meet expectations. Hey, nobody is perfect. And nobody who has 2.5 full-time positions can work 100% continuously. There must be setbacks and mistakes.
"Stay home, mom," stop thinking about yourself.
You have an impressive CV and your living and working environment is ideal. Imagine you are not working for a company you do not own and for people you do not know. All of your efforts will be invested in people you love, people you care about. The things you do are valuable and most important. Everything you do is of great value as it helps your spouse, children and other family members. Help people. Do good to others. These bring God's joy very much into the heart. He is proud of you!
"Stay home, mom," stop being too hard on yourself.
Nobody is perfect. In a way, we will always come up short. The goal is to improve and get better. So learn from the mistakes. Turn the negatives into positives. And more importantly, celebrate the milestones.
"Stay home, mom," stop doing it alone.
Philippians 4:13 says, "We are strong whenever we are in the one who strengthens us. We are in Christ and we must remain in him." Jesus himself tells us in John 15 that abundant life is found in him. So prioritize your time with God and His Word. Greet his presence and empowerment as you start your day.
"Stay home" mom, you're great!
Ana Menez, A Shazzy Fitness guest blogger is a freelance writer. She is very interested in writing and sharing growth resources. She loves reading for all of her new insights and perspectives that help her when she looks at topics that are relevant to her life of faith.