The Roles of Stay-at-Home Moms (SAHMs)

 

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The Roles of Stay-at-Home Moms (SAHMs) Apryl Duncan is a stay-at-home mom and internationally-published writer with years of experience providing advice to others like her. Elaine Hinzey is a fact checker, writer, researcher, and registered dietitian. SAHM is an acronym for a stay-at-home mom.

The term is often used in online mom groups and on parenting websites to describe the mother’s role in the. Traditionally, the role and responsibilities of a SAHM include the following: Child care or family care. This may include taking kids to and from school, after-school activities, and weekend sports. Housework.

Cooking meals, cleaning, laundry, house maintenance, and grocery shopping are typically. A stay-at-home mom works many jobs throughout the day. She’s a nurse, chauffeur, chef, teacher, playmate, housekeeper, laundry attendant, accountant, and babysitter all rolled into one. While there’s no such thing as a typical day, this sample schedule gives you an idea of what her day involves.

Stay-at-home moms are some of the busiest individuals on the planet. SAHMs work on an average of 98 hours a week. They are – planners, motivators of sorts, accountants, among a long list of other things.

The Value of a Stay at Home Mom. I know that my fellow SAHMs are smarter than the message the world shouts at us. We know that we’re making a difference, that our time isn’t wasted, and that our kids are benefiting from the lifestyle we’ve chosen. We know that we don’t have the glamorous life or the life of a slave.

Staying home gives us freedom and responsibilities both, and lots of. In addition to my findings, Redbook commissioned essays from stay-at-home parents, and several profiles of moms in the various demographics we found: the newbies taking care of littles, the volunteering moms, the working SAHMs, and moms caring for special needs kids. Now that it is out, I am happy to share some more time diary details here. Certainly all stay-at-home moms spend carefree weekends at the beach/park, resting and relaxing and not constantly running after children, changing diapers, making sure kids don’t drown, making snacks, and breaking up fights.

Any parent knows that weekend trips with kids are no vacation — and also that working moms take these trips too. The official SAHM site was tailor made especially for you! If you are looking for parenting tips, jobs for mom or DIY help or maybe just trying to find some thing fun, just spend a few minutes browsing our site.

In addition to the wealth of articles, SAHM.org has so much more to offer to the stay at home mom. Stay at home moms will definitely have a lot of input in this niche. They are the experts in decorating, remodeling and DIY projects.

Adoption – 100K – 1M average monthly searches; medium competition Parents who have adopted before can blog valuable knowledge in the process of adopting as well as raising adopted children. Stay-at-Home Mom Job Description. Domestic engineer, household CEO and director of child development are just a handful of clever job titles used to describe the work performed by the typical stay-at-home mom.

While staying home to raise the kids can be a rewarding experience, it does require a lot of work. In fac.

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We both work and I help out by picking up our little boy from childcare each day, cooking dinner every night, doing the washing, folding the laundry etc.

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Or the nonworkaholic spouse may be consumed by the single-parent role during the workaholic’s absence, with the children (usually the oldest) becoming parentified—required to become overly responsible at a young age before they have reached emotional maturity themselves.

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Single moms have it the hardest of course, having to do it all alone and then if they have enough energy, they come home after work and help with homework.

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This is not to suggest that mothers should not work full time, but rather to point out the unrealistic expectations and unbalanced workloads our culture places on this one family role.

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Like most moms everywhere, I am the custodial parent who is expected to volunteer in the schools, shuttle the kids back and forth, do the grocery shopping and the cooking and the housekeeping, budget the family economics, and plan whatever family calendar we can all agree on.

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Even after busy days when I’m shuttling kids around, hosting house-wrecking play dates, and rushing off after breakfast and not returning until dinnertime because of one kid’s event after another, he still gets annoyed if dinner isn’t on the table and the laundry isn’t done.

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A popular cultural image of the 1980s and 1990s was working mothers as “supermoms” who balanced full-time work, home life, and childcare.

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As more mothers worked, the stay-home mom felt more isolated.

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The egalitarian philosophy leads such couples to share responsibilities such that less time is devoted to home and family— less time on housework, less time with children, less time with each other—and someone is hired to take care of most household tasks (cooking, cleaning, and child care).

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  • Being a stay at home mom is the most difficult job in this world… Being a doctor having worked over time in the hospital is comparatively much easier then housewives jobs… If only men could understand a d appreciate us

  • Im fighting with this right now. I have a 15 month old and im 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy really does a number on me, I have very rough pregnancies. And i just feel like im failing right now because i have zero energy and im sick a lot and keeping up with my 1 year old is so difficult right now.

  • If you listen to everyone what they have to say about you then no matter what you do it’s not good or not enough. I worked for 10 years and then stay home 8.5 years have three kids. So I believe staying with kids is what I wanted to do for my kids enjoyed every bit of it now I am working from home. No comparison to any women stay home or working. Do what works best for you. Cheers to all women!��

  • Love your videos!! This is a great video!! I’m def a repeater every single day!! A little harder for me since my boyfriend works from 8am till 2am!! And I’m a stay at home mom of two boys (1 and 3)

  • About that loosing identity thing.. that is because now these days house wives are not designated that much.. probably that is why we being women also feel are we worth enough?

    New perspective is needed mom’s at home when asked what’s up with you should say I am building a future for the country..
    The way we nurture the kids that way the future of the country will look.. and when we happily respect women’s job of making a house then the society will also do the same..and no one will feel the sense of lacking something in their lives

  • Love your channel. I’ve only just found you and so my comment won’t be very timely, as you recorded this a year ago! Another vlogger I watch on YouTube suggests a ‘list of three’. This is a small list of your top 3 priorities for the day. You may have a longer list on your phone or fridge or whatever, but in your planner for today, you have only your list of 3. It is manageable, reasonable and easier to get through than a massive list. Just pick your top 3 and start there.
    You’re very motivating and relatable

  • Hi dear am from mauritius…. I was a teacher I quit my job when I got my second child knowing how difficult it is to get a job n perhaps I may never work as a teacher again but I accept this biggest challenge in my life n hope my children will b proud of my decision when they grow up

  • Funny! No one is discussing what does it mean to live a good life. The identity coming from work that pays, in other words, the identity is directly related to the money earning is taken ‘the’ identity. Why is better to produce non-sensical content videos than taking care of a child? Why do women need to compete all the time with men to prove their worth? Why being at home is such a derogatory thing that neither woman and nor man should do?

  • It’s strange that no matter what country you belong too almost all women esp stay at home mothers and working women can relate to this video. Stay strong ��

  • I used to work and now I’m stay home mom. And now I feel like ��������������… I’m worthless and don’t have identity and at the same time I feel guilty for having this feelings cause I love my kids and it sounds like I’m blaming them. And I’m not. ���������������������� what should I do. I’m totally drowning with guilt, emotions, identity crisis, societies views waah waah �������������� and the worst is, no body knows this is what I’ve been going through cause I’ve been pretending to be ok and happy for the sake of my family. But I’m slowly dying inside and I’m changing, I don’t recognize myself, I’ve lost myself. I don’t know how to find me ��������������. God help please.

  • Its xactly wat we go thru, though motherhood is the most bful journey, yet we always feel, I wish I was working and was financially independent irrespective of wat the work is!

  • I’m sorry but it is us who set this, “staying home and educating a naive soul is not a duty, teaching someone how to eat, how to dress, how to speak, how to be a better person is not a task..”
    Ques at 1:00 shows that only if you earning some money or interviewing some sort of celebrity than you are doing some sort of job and hold some identity. Sorry it is not at all like that..life would have been easier for us if people would have understood this that earning money is not the only way to earn social status.

  • Lucky are those moms who can afford to quit.
    There are many moms who need to work for their children.
    I guess moms who don’t face any economic crisis is life, feel all sorts of dilemma.
    We had balanced work and home very well.

  • I have 5 kids I’m always lacking energy.. I survive off coffee and everything else sounds like a chore lmbo but everything you’re speaking is truths!

  • It’s not helping…it’s their responsibility…since there childhood…parents should teach to kids… these are responsibilities of boy and girl…

  • can’t agree more…i have been on both sides and personally for me while working it was more guilt and now yes it’s loss of identity but still better than guilty

  • Staying home for u r children is not bad but is a important effort for u r little kid’s great future… interms of their mental and physical health development & security……….And quiting job temperarily is difficult but it’s worth bcz u can start working after they are 8-10 years but can’t see how u r children r growing(feel motherhood) later……..if u dnt quit u r job in their childhood they will definitely I guess complain u sooner or later for being not there for them when they needed u….hence losing u r lovly bond with them……secondly children need mom more than dad by there side

  • Whoever generate the idea to survey this..i am touched.. women lost identity just to care other and still live in guilty, axiety and stress in a same time..

  • Nation should understand working mums…stress…especially when kids are in preschool or going to school.They should be allowed to leave office earlier then male counterparts or office work for 4 days only…������

  • Why can’t people stay single? Can anybody explain this to me?
    I have decided to stay single forever and my parents also appreciate my decision.
    Anyway, no one is forced to get married and have kids. But, complaining for your own “choices” is idiotic.

  • Being mother is life lesson,where our journey as woman got final destination,. After none roll affect more than this. It’s bond between soul and heart. definitely difficult,full of tried, sleepless nights and days,worries of health, knowledge and curicity,guilt,tears all together walks,but yes none life roll can beat motherhood ����

  • A woman know how to handle stress it doesn’t matter if she’s a housewife or a working women…a woman is a complete package…we need love and respect not sympathy guys

  • if your husband earnign good,just be a good housewife,and walk away from all those stress related corporate jobs,thats running on squeezing people for maximum profit.If a man has such choice,i am sure he will happily take it,,

  • If God tells u that u r going to die within 3 days do whatever u want to do…what will u do in these 3 days.. would u like to do job or u will like to spend time with ur kids..think….now u get the answer..so do the things which keep u happy…

  • what a propaganda machine,,,trying to redicule the motherhood.Ugly side of pheminism,similar to what what these pheminists are doing in west.

  • Okay I was taught that in child birth both parents are needed..but when it comes to upbringing of the child..why mother has to be more responsible?.

    If birth can’t be asexual than why parenting is?.
    Was I taught the wrong theory?.
    I am confused

  • I’ve got a 3 year old and a 9 month old, lately my toddler has stopped sleeping properly at night and I’m completely exhausted. It’s gotten me down big time����‍♀️ so this video was so motivational for me just to try and kick the slump��������. Thanks for the great content!! X

  • But i dont find it comfortable them addressing there own kid as someone else’s kid like what?!
    I absolutely don’t find it right
    They are someone from you
    Motherhood doesn’t basically make you worthless or anything less but i do agress you must have an immense amount of support from your partner i totally get that point but blaming things not working right way because you had a kid is not right
    That innocent life is not to be blamed for our decisions please
    It kinda seems like feminism is turning out to be something else day by day

  • I worked at company as a quantity surveyor… a lot of project… just one quantity surveyor… i couldn’t spent enough time with my baby.. i fed up of work… then i quit and spent a lot of time with my girl… now i am starting to miss the old me… i want to go back….

  • I can relate being a working mom. Sometime I feel, I should quit when I hear my child crying. Spcl, in this pandemic situation when you have to work from home. When you know, see and feel when your child is distress. When swapping my job, I took 6 month of break, I feel sense of loss of identity and was mentally distress.

  • This video IS IT! So when I get my momma stay at home blues and funk I’ll be putting this on. Sometimes you need that constant reminder. Absolutely love love LOVE this video! Thank you!!

  • This is so nice and so true.. But wud love to see how to cope up with us.. Sharing experience of moms who have done this successfully

  • LOSS OF IDENTITY… waah that lawyer feels EXACTLY the way I feel. Her every word I m living it right now…
    Seeing the first lady made me realise that we are not doing NOTHING we are raising our kids to be better humans tomorrow… We can’t have everything ofcourse but it’s better to be home when our children are small

  • If we start seeing home making and taking care of family members as a lovely responsibility rather than a “women’s job”, both can do this, both should do this, things will be more easier

  • Sometimes I feel these ” Identity crisis “, “inferiority complex” and “Emotional breakdowns” are incepted in our minds specially if you are an educated working women, doing your jobs out of choice.
    There are struggling women out there, if they don’t earn, their kids will starve.
    We as women are stronger emotional beings, we should stop underestimating our capabilities and develop a sense of pride that we are raising a baby to become a good human being.
    It’s ok to stay at home and take care of your kids similarly It’s ok to have a job, it’s your choice.
    Just learn to live a balanced life without regret or guilt,
    Only remember, your decisions should not compromise the well being of your kids.
    Whatever you choose, try to be the best at it.
    I am a CA, my baby daughter is 5 month old and currently I am happy to stay home for her care.
    My mom is a working woman too and she really raised us well.

  • what if (hear me out) WHAT IF both the parents took equal responsibility for child rearing and household work when both the parents were working outside. just an idea, but

  • It’s better to be a single mom than have a husband who never helps.
    Atleast then only one family will be tormenting you for being a bad mother.

  • If u are working mostly husband and their family says u are not giving enough priorities for the kid. We feel struggle in between. If u are full time mother and home maker same people will say you are not fit enough to handle anything. We feel no self worth.

  • So happy to find a fellow lefty that enjoys daily planning and appreciates fast-drying pens! You’re so easy to listen to and watch, too, so I’m glad I found you!

  • Comparing two aspects of women is not sensible… Though it is an issue but one cannot justify or compare anyone’s choices… Working or not working is a choice and both are separate…

  • Taking care of kids is not a problem but taking care of some else son is the biggest problem. Most of the ladies brought up their sons as lazy potato, god if these men understand and agree to help the wives at least 15 %all the issues will be gone we can be more productive and happy in our life. I’m in canada work from 8.30 to 4.45. My day starts from 4.45 to 1..am day where My husbend works at hospital which is 5 minutes walk.do nothing after coming home but complaining about almost everything. I really think is he blind?deaf,or heart less but this is not only in my home almost 90 % asian houses ladies and children facing.most men think their wives are slaves.but still I’m happy that I’m working at least I can by own food if u are not well.

  • love your tips iv been working on this also I have a 2 year old and I am a stay at home mom with 2 small businesses….. GIRL I’M IN MAINE ALSO!!!!��✌����

  • The great story ma’aam…really we all young galz hve thi burden too to decided. Our future bcz we 2 are not free. To decide our identity.bcz of the norms the ssociety put us on.

  • Use head before taking decisions!!!! No body is imposing to have children or to do job or both. Choose wisely and most importantly take decisions that enhance your live (don’t brag or whine about it after)

    There is always a choice, at marriage (to marry gentleman who shares all responsiblities ) and at child birth

    Don’t spoil this sacred relation of motherhood in “ silly logic of modernhood”

    Be smart, responsible, practical and find suitable partner

    Society will be judgemental today, tomorrow and forever
    It’s you and your life that matters

  • Hats off to the makers of this video! You nailed it..you explained what mothers working or not go through! You just won our hearts.. thank you for making this video! Lots of love ������. May God bless your channel.

  • My mother takes care of 7 children and she works too, thats why I’m successful today..
    A mother’s struggle is her strength ����❤️❤️

  • Sometimes I feel this corona situation has shown one new way…were mother’s can work from home also can take care of their childrens…..

  • Love clothing hauls! Been getting ready for fall and changing out clothes and stuff too. Hopefully your vacation isn’t too bad. Traveling with kids you hardly ever get there in the amount of time you think you will so just bring stuff to do in the car for sure.

  • The best part of this debate is nobody talks about men sharing responsibilities to bring up children and help in household chores… Why are only women always lectured about what is good and are supposed to have the largest heart and make all sacrifices alone… As far as kids are concerned they are as much a responsibility of the father as the mother and w.r.t household chores its the man’s house as well so why run away from taking care of it

  • You’re such a good mama! Actually you and Kyle are both great parents. Love to see a glimpse of a day in your life with 4 kiddos. You’re an inspiration working, vlogging, momming, and helping Ellerie with school. I loved how real this video was. Yes am curious about the whole daily Diet Coke run �� does it just taste better from there than at home? Or do you think it’s more of a way to break up the day and get out?

  • Great video! I am retired and have a busy stay at home and on the go life. Loving it! This is one of my absolute favorite planners ever. I would be so disappointed if they ever discontinued this planner. I used the same planner two or three years ago but because I have every planner ever made and have been mainly using Franklin Covey for the past 40 years, I like to switch my planners up from year to year. The other day I was at office depot and they had one left in the daily format for July 2019 through June 2020. I grabbed it up and have been setting it up. I am so happy to be back in this planner. Even though it’s large and I don’t take it with me, I love having it open on my desk. Since I’m not working I use the appointment section for either appointments, obviously, but also I record all my meals in that section. We have a lot of home-improvement projects going on and I have several upcoming trips and this planner gives me the space I need to keep track of everything. The layout fits my requirements in a planner… A place to record appointments, chores, meal plans etc. in the timed section, a to do list which is a must. And a notes section which I find lacking in many planners. Depending on my mood or my needs, I use either a pocket or personal Filofax for on the go or my beloved Franklin Covey compact. But the day designer daily planner is what I use the most. It lies open on my desk and I have one place to record important information. Especially for trips and home-improvement projects or any other projects I’m involved in, even information on my pet… I can record details of conversations, phone numbers, contact info etc. in the notes section. I like having everything in one place! And absolutely love the large monthly boxes. I can plainly see how this would also be so useful for a busy stay at home mom or even anyone who works out of the house. Fingers crossed that they continue making this planner now that founder Whitney Is not producing them anymore.

  • love these tips so much. Could have used them a couple years ago. I have a 2,3 and 4 years old and the first few months after my last son was born I was on my own while my husband was away for work.

  • I have a different planner and prefer a running to do list, but your video gave me some great ideas on a planning flow, and inspiration to stick with it, even if it’s not perfect every day!

  • It is so cute of Ellerie that she is raising her hand because she is in school. I just find that so cute!! I’ve been a preschool teacher in a private school and a substitute teacher in the public school and she gets an A + for raising her hand!
    Awesome that Emitt wants carrots for a snack!!
    I think that leaving Easton home is a really good idea! He won’t remember and he will get too tired on the trip. He can go on the next trips you guys take.This way you and Kyle also get a break and can enjoy time with the older ones.

  • Yess about the bonus tip!! My son is always under me or not far behind, but I like to remind myself that one day he will be grown and I will miss it!

  • Im 13, a daughter, I’m looking for a video to give her, she doesn’t know, I’m sacred that If I do she would put herself down, and she would yell at me. What else do I do?

  • That “don’t sit on the couch” helped even for taking care of my invalid mother! Thanks for the advice. I forwarded it to my sister.

  • I’m a mom to a 10 year son an a 11 month old daughter an a step son that’s 9 an I’m being a stay home mom for the very first time. Ice always worked An I’ve been trying to get a routine an it’s been hard. Which I’m going to try ur advance. But I’m noticing at home that my laundry is always building up I can clear an area an the next day like right the next day there’s so much clothes an it’s very fustrading to wash everyday an I don’t have a washer I have to go to the laundry mat. But I don’t how to keep my self from not stressing out. Even with the clutter I try to sweep every night an clean before be like how I would at work but still nothing is getting done. I’m feeling so overwhelmed. An other advance u can share with me.please.

  • Thank you so much for your video! I live your ten tips ❤️ I am a SAHM of two and today was a struggle I had a breakdown so I decided to get on the internet and I found this video and I’m going to incorporate your tips into my life! The song tip, sleep, clutter free house tip and taking care of your health are so important! I need to start putting those on the top of my priority list! You are beautiful and I am a new subscriber, have a blessed day! ��

  • I guess I am trap on Veg out cause I loose a lot of time and me comparing myself… this makes sense cause I am addicted to gadgets or social media and takes your time.

  • Wow thanks so much. These are great tips. I have been getting grumpy and feeling backed up and unproductive. But I am so writing down these tips on my white board!! Thanks girl!

  • I have a son, hes 3. I’m 23. Ft career, ft student. I feel like I’ve been playing catch up since I got pregnant, struggling with energy & feeling happy. Have trouble sleeping. I love being a mom and I don’t take anything out on him,but it’s a little frustrating for me bc I want to enjoy life and tolerate everyday tasks again.

  • I also need my sleep and getting up in the morning is SO hard for me! And yes, remembering to drink water is so crucial for me too!!! And what helps me a lot is also having a super clear to-do list because then it’s easier for me to know what has to get done!

  • Your channel is so beautiful, I immediately subscribe. Please take a look on my channel as well and give me some feedback. Perhaps you’ll like to follow back ❤️

  • We all can’t be a stay at home mom or work at home mom.. I’m struggling with keeping my home in order with too kids, coming back from graveyard is depressing because I come back to a trashed up home. No help from dad sadly I’m on my own..

  • India is blessed to have 6 months maternity leave. It was really hard to see my love going back to work just after 45 days after delivery of child that too a c section.

  • Just what I needed �� thank you! I have a 5 month old and i have been struggling with anxiety and being overwhelmed thinking i can’t do me-time or chores while taking care of a baby.. But now i might be able to pull it together! I just need to follow your tips and stay motivated! ����

  • Beautifully summed up at the end. Everything is a challenge. But what makes the challenge incredibly tough especially in India is that society is no where prepared for working moms. From family support to work place, nothing is supportive. Hardly 5 percent of work places have day cares closer to working places. Do organizations even know something like a feeding room? We tend to have incredibly long working hours. In case you work for a software firm, you would be there working till 8 or 9 in the night. One least talked issue is the infrastructure, as the lady says she has to travel 4 hours. All these things make it near impossible for women however well they try to manage. Men ofcourse do have to change, but unless the entire society is structured for supporting working moms, nothing is going to change.

  • Retired grandmas can also get burnout
    I watch a 8 mo and 3 yr old 4 days week
    I try to visit library and watch YouTube kids shows occasionally
    We also color (3yr) while baby naps. I try to
    Rest when I can! Love your channel Meg.

  • I was so pleased to find your video today! As a stay at home mom to 3 girls 3 and under I’m looking for ideas to simplify my planning style while being intentionally effective. Looking forward to implementing some of your tips and digging further into your blog!

  • Great tips! I can completely resonate with all the negative sides of the tips atm �� so thank you for breaking it down, hopefully I can refocus again. Routine really is everything and getting stuck in the ‘vegging out’ can so easily be done…

  • I could not agree more. 2 under 2 is hard! My boys are now almost 3 and 4 and they are such sweet boys and so well behaved. Being done with diapers and potty training is so nice! ����

  • Thank u.
    I need to do my hair and make-up everyday.
    It is a challenge couse I have 3 boys 2 of them are 4 and 5 years old.
    They run out side all the time.
    When I’m using the bathroom taking a shower cleaning.
    Or they are fighting and hurting them self.
    And I’m tired of yelling I do my best not to yell.
    Yesterday I started whispering playing Simon says..
    it helped a little even though we were doing breathing activities stretching standing on one foot, hands on the head it helped a little.

  • I was on board until you recommended I apply fake lashes and a red lip.. For just being around the house with my 2 year old? Maybe that works for you, but for me, I’ll pass. Maybe I’m too natural or something but fake lashes? Really?!?

  • omg this video is so accurate ������ i’m currently sitting on the couch binging on youtube videos like yours instead of doing the dishes:( and the excuse is it’s the weekend

  • Before watching this video, I can tell that they are not going to give an answer and only make points on both sides which we already know. So I am exiting this video.

  • Thank you so much for this video, this video applies for mums, dads and people that are struggling with self care! Really enjoying your videos and looking forward to what you have to offer us next! X

  • I’ve been in a complete funk lately but I loved the tips in this video! Definitely going to try applying them today. For starters, getting off the couch and my phone �� thanks for the video! ��

  • Great tips thank you! Could you maybe a do a budget video as a single mom? I’m 21 with almost 2 little ones little girl Rosalie 14 months and baby boy on the way and I’m also a single mom trying to keep it all together but anyways I’m always on the look our for advice from other single moms and how they keep things going!

  • This video was great! I also live in Maine and vitamin D deficiency, seasonal depression, and even isolation because of being in a more rural area are definitely real struggles. Definitely putting a multivitamin on my shopping list now after forgetting for the millionth time lol. Stay strong ladies ��

  • My phone and social media get me all the time!!!! When I put my LO down for his nap I always sit for “a minute” and look at my phone… 30 minutes later and I realize I just wasted all that time when I could have been doing something �� it is just so addicting!!!

  • Watching this as I sit in my leggings, pony tail from last night, snacking on chips. Now realizing why I have 0 motivation all day ��

  • Were you referring to the snuggle video? I noticed you had to blur any brand names that were showing on anything and I was thinking dang they’re strict lol

  • Omg I can relate to all of these. I only let myself watch YouTube if I’m doing dishes or laundry or my hair or something. We listen to music everyday and that helps and definitely decluttering and keeping things organized helps the mood. Great vid!

  • You’re my favorite mom to watch! Thank you for always being so real. It’s so hard sometimes and I’m glad Im not alone. My baby is 7 months and I need to transition her to her room but I’m so afraid! Im always worried someone will break in or she will stop breathing etc. Did you have these fears?

  • I see you have the famous Speed Queen laundry set. I’m a little obsessed with laundry videos right now, so it’s the only way I know that ��

  • Love your videos, I have a 10 month,11 yr old,15 yr old. Having 3 kids is a lot. I feel like I don’t have me time. But I try to stay happy positive no matter what. I just look at my kids and I’m super bless to be their mommy…

  • I definitely needed this video in my life rn. I am almost 5 months pregnant with my first child and I had to leave work because the type of work wasn’t conducive for pregnancy and so it gets so hard for me sometimes to feel motivated when I don’t have my job to help me get out of bed and get active. I totally feel the same way where if I don’t set a time limit or I decide to delay getting out of bed I will end up just vegging out for hours. Anyway I love watching your videos and it’s cool when you change it up and put out something different than usual!

  • You are unique SUPER MOM/WOMAN! You go girl! After everything you’ve been trough you are still lion lady!!! We support you! @treschicmama

  • I’ve recently started implementing most of these tips into our lives since being away from family and getting into a sahm funk and oh my woooord, do I feel so much more better about everything! You should check out Declan & Crew, they have some cute mama clothes ��

  • 8 hrs of sleep!!! Sleep? Whats that �� i feel like im never going to sleep again lol. Especially having more than 1 little one.Ive just accepted the fact that it will prob be a couple yrs before i am able to sleep through the night. My youngest has been teething for months and he wakes up several times throughout the night. Its really hard especially when i have to be at work the next morning.

  • If you don’t mind me asking, how old are you? It’s always nice to put an age with a home style so I can make better personal goals, Like I’m 21 now but I hope to be as established as you by the time I have another child. I just don’t know where I should be by what age, if that even makes sense!

  • Only 10 minutes in and I’m exhausted just watching you. But you always amaze me with your taking care of the kiddos along with the house and chores. You absolutely are rocking it ❤��������

  • Enjoyed the video Emily. Amazing that you always find time and energy to vlog with four kids and still look all put together. Kudos!

  • This was so pleasant and enjoyable. I feel encouraged to stick with my daybook and to utilize it more efficiently after watching your video. I love to see how others do tasks and glean from them. Nice Micron plug too!��

  • That’s crazy lol i had told you one time that you and Kyle reminded me of me and my husband cause we also have been together since 12 years old and we both still have our notes from each other saved too �� ������

  • beautiful family.. i have a question, do you always do your hair and makeup every day before staying with the kids and tidying up the house? I honestly never do it unless I leave the house..

  • Omg I have a Diet Coke fountain soda obsession too! I get mine at McDonald’s every day for $1! It’s been YEARS. I will probably die of aspartame poisoning or something so I need to stop but I can’t ��

  • I babysit for a 2 year old and almost 6 year old and doing virtual school with the little girl is tough! I also bring my almost 4 year old son so with 3 kids I struggle and you’re doing it with 4 including an infant PLUS your own household chores since you’re at your own house!

  • Thinking it is our responsibility to raise kids we quit our career but what finally we get is just humiliation from the one for whom we took this step for and also from other family members including husband

  • I love these tips! Definitely for cleaning. I always feel so much worse, anxious and just frustrated when my house is a mess. I always clean up everyday, and do little things throughout. That way when my cleaning days rolls around I’m not having to wade through the trenches lol ��

  • Loving it your children are so adorable you must be one very proud mama and all those notes from you and Kyle so so sweet ��������

  • I’m excited for your trip! I hope you guys have an awesome time! Also, the little potty chair in the van has been a lifesaver. We actually keep one in there all of the time because kids
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  • In the end she summed it up so beautifully and working or not working mom, everyone has to go through this challenge. My mom was a doctor and yes there were days when we missed her presence more at home but it was never always. Everyday when I was a kid she used to come back from her clinic and used to teach me. Luckily we had help from our relatives and housemaid but still she did most of the work. Her working background had taught her to be more humble and down to earth instead of just enjoying my dad’s hard earned money. She had exposure to the real world and as she was a Dr. she understood peoples problems too and hence was able to teach us good moral values. In our culture women are always encouraged to do what ever they want be it higher education or job. There is no discrimination. She has sacrificed a lot for us but our family understood her dreams as well and we supported her.

  • Hi Meg. I’m a stay at home mom too. I’m lonely. My daughter is 3. I have no mom friends. Im kind of a young mom. I’m 23. I have my husband but he has a hobby that he has lots of friends in. He goes off and does his own thing a lot. I’m happy for him when he does but I wish I had some friends too. It makes me sad because I live in a small town. & there is a clique of girls who are besties and always doing fun stuff but none of them have kids so I don’t fit in and it’s made known. My husband does help a lot. He thinks he is though. I do appreciate him but I do struggle. I’m feeling very down. I like listening to your videos because it makes me feel like a girlfriend is talkin to me.

  • Love seeing the whole family around the table. Kyle was always the best family man working at home �� in the early JACKSON hive family vlogs. Thanks for vlogging sweetie

  • Oh wow I use to have you’re energy until 2016! Now it takes me hours to one job due to health declining �� I’m glad you relaxed about the having mess around it’s fine after all. You do look fantastic I must say ����������❤️����

  • Hey Em! Can’t wait to see your mountain vlogs! You guys are going to have so much fun! We love it there. We are only 3 hours away from pigeon forge and gatlinburg.

  • Good job ellerie you get a gold star. Em all three boys are eaters look how easton wanted that cookies. Looks like emitt might be left handed. I can’t wait to come along on your trip it’s going to be so much fun. I hate when I cook my bread to long it just ruins my meal. Kyle rocks.

  • I’ve been waiting all morning for this video �� I just love your kids. Ellerie saying “if you guys are in kindergarten like me” had me feeling OLD. Girlfriend, it’s been about 20 years thanks for the reminder ��

  • We traveled across country from NC to CA when my son was 6 months old. It took us 4 days and I was nursing him. He did great! He’s 18 now!

  • I’m a freshly one year SAHM, but it sure feels longer than that lol
    Everyday comes with new challenges, but at the end of the day I feel accomplished �� ❤
    Thanks for Sharing!!!

  • Why do you need a survival guide on an easy job? I have full custody of my daughter and it is SOO much easier to stay at home then go to work.

  • Girl, You are so right about getting ready for the day making you feel so much more productive. If I don’t get dressed or the kids dressed I feel like I can’t get myself together or any work done from home that day. Thanks so much for sharing this video great content. I recently started a SAHM channel as well, and would love advice on where to start! Would love to hear from you if you have time!

  • OH. MY. GOODNESS. please tell me you got the ink off of everything? The tile and kitchen cabinets. OH GOSH! Never a dull moment with the babies of ours!

  • I was blessed to stay at home from the time my daughter was 6 months old….until she was in high school. I have two kiddos but she’s my oldest. They both are grown now. I now stay home and have cared for and homeschool my granddaughter part time.

  • Sometimes I feel like I just sit and eat bon bons. But getting a planner has been sooooo helpful. When I feel like I have done nothing, I make a list of all the things I did. Sometimes it is rinsing our multiple poopy diapers (we cloth part time), getting snacks and lunch, doing a short workout, or just getting myself and two little boys ready for the day after their siblings go to school, change a load of laundry and just sit and cuddle or play or just clean up potty training messes. I’ve started saying it to myself over and over “if you are doing it all, you’re doing it wrong”. So I let things slide because it’s the kids job. Sure it’s not perfect, but they are learning. And my husband would prefer that I don’t work myself exhausted for the end of the day. He wants to spend time with me and not a mombie. Thanks for the reminder.

  • SAHM 5 years loved this video sometimes you need to hear someone who understands your day to day I find myself so blessed to be able to stay home however it’s the toughest job I’ve ever had to do.

  • Yep I can relate. To every single word!!! And trust me I have done the manipulation on every messy area in the house. My two oldest kids have designated chore areas every week. Including dishes. Hugs mama you look beautiful ��

  • Love this video �� I got pregnant at 16 with my first child and it was super hard for me to stay home with a baby 24/7 I was young but now that I have 6 shoot staying home is what I live for ����

  • I question my parenting every single day, i get so frustrated because i cant keep my home clean,i have no energy or motivation to do anything for my self…

  • When I can I love to do art either drawing or crafts, I sing alot, I listen to relaxing lofi music and my newest thing is to go out front at night and practice my nunchucks. Yes I know I’m weird.

  • You instantly made me feel better when you said it gets easier when your kids are older I have a 2-year-old and a 2-month-old and am feeling the mom burnout hard… I can relate so hard when you say everyday feels like groundhog’s Day. Thank you for all the tips and knowledge that it does get easier.

  • Noone has it better. Both have their own struggles. Working mom with the balancing act n being shamed at certain times. Housewives with their identity crisis.

  • The every day dishes, laundry and cleaning up toys is enough to make a person crazy…your right just getting out of the house and doing something different helps so much.

  • Everyone knows parenthood is challenging. The only solution is to be mentally prepared for these challenges and discuss with your partner about your choices and plans before you decide to have a kid.

  • After reading all the comments I can say that am blessed with a great family. My husband, mother in law and my brother in law all work together at home even my father in law also helps in few things

  • My kiddos are 6 & 18 mths & 4 months. My oldest is at school all day. I get really anxious going out by myself with the kids, i try to avoid to ho out. I isually wait for my husband to get home. If i have an appointment i leave one of my kids with my mother in law.

  • Can you do a fall clothing video and say where you got your shirt in this video since everyone is asking or maybe put it in the description box in your future videos

  • My husbands work friends are always asking why doesn’t your wife work. We have 2 kids under 2 & I’m pregnant now so it’ll be 3 under 3 �� although it gets overwhelming I wouldn’t trade it for anything!

  • Honestly, it’s high time people start thinking hard about WHY they want to have children, HOW they are planning to manage life with kids and WHAT they really really really want from life and their partners.

  • Totally going through this rn! Now that it’s cold out I can’t take my toddler out and we both get bored, everyday is the same! I’m also expecting baby number 2 so the stress and the hormones are so real! �� Hoping that this will pass soon

  • Love this! I have an almost 2 year old and I’m due Jan. 1 with our second child. So my life will be hectic here shortly…. where did you get your bed set??

  • I need to work on getting myself together. It totally makes a difference. The diffuser is also super great. Love some essentials oils in the house. Great Video!

  • I actually just laid my son down and sat on my bed to watch YouTube to get some me time!! Great tips, thank you! Love your shirt!!

  • These tips are great! It can be so easy for moms to burn out while watching kid(s). I started learning to ask when I needed a break or some time to myself.

  • Thank you for this video! I’m a stay at home mom to a 16 month old and I have another on the way. Recently I’ve been really stressed out and burned out. These pregnancy hormones are really getting to me! This video was so helpful to me!

  • What a GREAT video title! I’m listening to your tips and checking of my list. My boyfriend doesn’t work from home, so we have an agreement, when he gets home he changes all of the diapers and does the bedtime routine from the bath all the way to putting our son down for bed. My baby is on a strict schedule too! I find doing baby & me classes, reading at the library and fruit picking at local farms activities that help the days go quicker!!! Thanks for the inspiration. I love your channel & I just subbed. I am a new vlogger myself! I’d love the support, please stop by my channel when you get a chance!

  • Me time happens after my kiddo goes to bed! Once baby boy gets here I’m not sure if I’ll ever see mom time again �� it wouldn’t be so bad if my hubby was home, but he’s a trucker, so I just get my mom hustle on and deal ��

  • I’m in that “under 2” stage and it’s so hard. Getting easier day by day but I notice how much we do actually just stay at home. As creative as I can be, I still get burnt out being at home ALLL the time. Great video, babe! Thanks!

  • I agree we need time alone. I have no help. Hubby works a job and a half and when he is home, he’s busy getting his new business together. I don’t mind because we are both working equally hard. So, for me… I get up early. Like 4:30/ 5:30. It’s magic �� I love it:)
    Getting presentable!! Just figuring this out! Makes such a difference and makes me feel like my life isn’t being wasted. Such a difference:) and the kids too. Fixing four kids hair on top of everything else is difficult…but im always happier:) thanks Meg! I loved this. So much!

  • Thanks for the tips! These are helpful for all moms. I’m not a stay at home mom but I feel like these will still help me especially on the weekends. Thanks for sharing. Love your videos.

  • Do you own your new home? I am a new subscribers and have been binge watching all of your old videos to get caught up. Love all your advise. I am a total organizational/clean Freak and your videos are so inspiring.

  • thanks for the tips this really does help! I have a 5 yr old, 3 yr old and 7 months old plus homeschooling so so days can be quite repetitive!
    God bless.

  • I had my twins when my oldest was 14 mth old. I did not have the courage to leave the house with them all by myself… so we were inside every day. I was so stressed and tired all the time. Thank God that period ended. And everyone would ask me: “are you working?” Are you kidding me? What for? Just to place my kids in daycare to let someone else “parent” them?.or not..? It was exhausting but it was worth it. Every second. Now they are big kids and help me a lot throuout the house!! As I am expecting my 4th they even made food for me when I had the morning (all day) sickness. They melt my heart!

  • Loved the vedio, love ur vibes �� you have suggested the landro chat kind vedios I think you can do great at it specialy that we really love to listen to you, one topic I may suggest is that you talk about what motivates you to get ready every morning, dressed makeup and how is that is good for your marriage

    Love Eman

  • OMG, I love you so much for this video. It’s like a kick on my butt, to pull myself together. I’m going to watch this 10 more times after my baby went to bed, and I’m going to be the best version of myself, starting right now.

  • The colors on your shirt look amazing on you <3 I have three boys (9yrs, 7yrs & 1yr). To me newborns are easier than toddlers, when my oldest were 2 & 4 it was the worst time for me. Being a sahm can be both a blessing and a curse depending on a day:D

  • These are great tips and things we try to follow. I am a working mom so I have to say that it not only applies to sahm moms but also working moms ��

  • Love these tips! I wished I had my hubs home with me. My hubs works 20 days straight and is off 10 days. So I definitely don’t get any me time:(

    Love your shirt!!

  • Hi meg! I’m French and I love your videos ❤️ I’m 45 years old �� I’m a stay at home mom and I’m very proud of it
    I’ve been traveling to the USA ���� when my kids are younger I love your country
    I love you you’re so sweet you’re husband and you’re kids are very lucky
    Big hugs from south of France ��

  • It was like you were talking to me in this video lol, I shared this video on my channel as I have been struggling with the mom burn out, so Thank You! This was super helpful and a great reminder that I needed.

  • Love you and your videos!!! This was a great one as I can totally relate!!! -side note your hair looks soooo pretty!! And love your top where’s it from!? ��

  • This video has made my day, really helpful!! I’m a stay at home mum and get mom burnout all the time �� xxx love you meg your amazing

  • Ok lol where’d you get your shirt you need to just tell us when you start the video haha you always look so cute! Also we have the same phone case lol ��

  • Yes to all of this!!! <3 I'm so glad you made this video. It was such a good reminder of the direction us moms need to be focused onusing our resources whether it be our husband, family or neighbors to help with the kids so we can get some alone time, avoiding the "perfectionist" mindset.... I also LOOOVE candles...

    I trade with my neighbor for babysitting hours! My husband works 12 hour shifts and by the time he gets home the kids are in bed and on his off days he works another part time job. I will cook meals for my neighbor and she will come watch the kids a couple hours a week for me! A gift from Heaven! <3 So maybe some of you can do that tootrade something you are good at for someone else's time! Helps to cut down on childcare costs!

    Thank you Meg for your video <3 May I suggest/request a video of all the fun stuff you do with your kids when you're home alone with them? You mentioned walks, crafts etc.... something like that I think would inspire many of us to do those nice things with our kiddos as well! I know I would love a video like that.

  • Watching videos like this, or videos of other moms helps. I was wondering what you do when you can’t get outside. We love in rural tn, during the summer the heat and mosquitoes make me want to keep my son inside (he’s allergic to mosquitoes) and obviously the winter is to cold to get out. Any tips?

  • One tip i religiously follow is having a girlie gang and we all meet once a month. That is just my day. My husband looks after our two boyz. They have pizza party at home and i just unwind with my friends out. Rejuvenating time for everyone.

  • I love your top!! it goes so well with your new hair! burn out is so real. sometimes it feels hard to give quality over quantity when you are home all the time.

  • So true love this! I wish my hubby didn’t leave so early for work hes out by 430am I rather go and get it done early but I have been trying to go after he gets home! Great tips loved this

  • Thank you for this! Soooo true! I’m a… Stay at home dog mom lol. We manage a pack of 20 dogs! So don’t worry, it’s not like two dogs lol. We also have livestock over and above! It’s ALOT of work! And so often I get looked down on for my work. Yet… Compared to most women I bust my ass waaaaay more.

    As a side note, I’m a trades women (professional painter) so can work outside the home (making good cash) too. It’s sad how the feminist movement has shut down women who manage the home… When we should be encouraging each other.

  • Great tips! I’m a SAHM of 3 under 5 �� new to your channel ❤️ I do daily vlogs if you’d like to check them out too!! Keep up the great work!!

  • Thank you so much for sharing these tips Amanda! omg I really needed this so bad! It’s been about a year I turned into a stepmom of two little toddlers and been struggling with the “stay at home mom”, you are right! We shouldn’t put ourselves behind in order to take care of our little ones, we have to take care of ourselves too. I loved your content! ��❤

  • Great video and tips! I’ve definitely been feeling in a funk lately as a sahm trying to stay on top of everything.. this video was really helpful ����

  • I just had my baby girl 2 months ago and I can say that being a stay at home mom is kinda hard. Especially first time mom and when you’re used to working. But you’re right we want to be the best mom for our kids. Thanks for the tips. Loved your vlog, your little ones are so cute. New subbie here. I do make Mommy videos too, if you wanna check it out. Would love if we could help each other’s channel. ♥️