Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Tired Mom

I did not know that being a stay at home or work from home mom can be very challenging. I was a full time career woman for how many years turned career mom turned work from home mom. The transition was not at all easy. It was a big adjustment. When I was still single I did not even know how to fry an egg sunny side up. My close friends and family are now surprised to learn that I can cook! I went a looooong way. But I’m no Martha Stewart. I guess the difficulty starts there. =)

Doing all the chores over and over is just too tiring. I cannot picture how other moms manage doing it without losing their sanity. Imagine this, in the morning, you have to prepare breakfast. Then you have to clean up all the mess you made in preparing whatever. Come lunch time, you have to prepare food again and then clean up after. Dinner time, it’s the same routine! And the story does not stop there. There are many other chores that are just endless. Take laundry for example. After you finish doing the laundry, you have to fold the clothes neatly or iron them and put away in the closet. The following week, you’ll find yourself loading heaps of laundry in your washing machine all over again. It is a vicious cycle!

Now, bring your kiddo in the picture. I guess other moms have more to say about having mischievous kids. In that area, I can not say anything except that Evan likes jumping up and down our bed that no matter how many timeout he gets, he can endure just to be able to jump up and down again.

No, I am not complaining, I’m simply painting the picture that probably not a lot of people take notice of. Moms are human too. They get tired, frustrated, disappointed and crazy. They can sometimes be lazy too. But at the end of the day, a simple kiss, a smile and a warm hug washes the stress away. These simple gestures mean a lot to a tired mom. It shows love, affection and appreciation of her efforts. Don’t let her go beyond stressed, show some love and gratitude.

Hey! Today I kissed my mom and said thank you.


  1. You've said it all right! Just when you thought you are done, here comes another... To be good at every chores at the same time for yourself, for the kids and for your husband is one tough mission! Balance is the key not to get easily fed up by these tasks(or dedication) assigned to us moms. I sometimes ask my husband.... Can I take a day off? LOL!
    It's really tiring but we can't quit right?
    One good thing about my DH and the kids... They thank me once in a while for taking care of them and when the DH is at home, he cooks special dishes for us and sometimes helps me out with the laundry.

    You are right...Moms are human too.
    We need moral support, encouragement and acknowledgment after all, we are building lives by means of are children.

    I enjoyed reading!


  2. Wow! My hubby too, he cooks if he doesn't have work. he helps me with the laundry too :D

  3. I agree! I considered my mom like superwoman! all mothers like you are worthy to be praised! I hope to be a good mother someday soon(im still a student, by the way). :)

    I salute mothers like you! God bless you.

  4. I agree! I wrote a couple of posts with similar themes. Being a SAHM is extremely exhausting and hard work!

    The (Un)Experienced Mom


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