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True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mother


This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s Blog.

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4 thoughts on “True Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mother

  1. Kritika Srinivasan

    Hilarious! I totally agree with 2, 5, 6 and 7.
    I am a Work-from-Home-Mum and I must admit that I have never regretted not working outside the home. I totally enjoy the years that I have spent with my daughter (she is eight now), and am grateful for the flexibility that my job allows me. Especially more so that my ‘job’ is something I am passionate about! When my daughter was young, I decided that I would go back to a full-time job when I started feeling frustrated about staying at home. Hasn’t happened yet! Having said that, I must say that this is, of course, a privileged choice to make and I am well aware of that as well, and grateful that I can afford to make this choice.

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  2. Aparajita Bose

    I just loved 3, 7, and 8!

    Two confessions from a non-full-time-working-mom:

    I still feel taking long baths is a luxury though the kids have been managing a lot on their own since the time I have begun counseling – it is just because I have managed them during their infancy with only very little outside help and so having quick baths has become a way of life for me!!

    The days I feel mentally exhausted with my counseling sessions, I keep story books and drawing books in close proximity of my younger kid and I pretend not to look her way.

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    1. Kritika Srinivasan

      Ha ha Aparajita! Nothing to confess there – story books and drawing books are a good idea, not matter the situation you are in. But I totally get your point about eye contact! Sometimes I will spend longer than necessary in the toilet and pretend not to hear, because I can hear my daughter calling me to her room for some inconsequential question – the 100th in that hour! Such a bad mum, no?! ;)

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  3. Rima

    I see this as a funny post, at least some of the points are. But I agree on the frustrations a stay-at-home mom can have. I have had my share of frustrations and joy.

    Somewhere I feel the word ‘confessions’ comes from a place of guilt. I do not feel guilty for being frustrated, for doing or not doing things .. just learn, observe, appreciate, enjoy, forgive, move on.

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