Still Struggling with Being a SAHM
By Duchess of Fork on March 29, 2012
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[Editor's Note: All the books and movies paint being a stay-at-home mom as some bit of gloriousness with dewy eyed babies and smiling moms. That's hardly the reality, is it? I think one of the hardest things the comes with being a SAHM is the lack of contact with other adults. The Duchess at The Duchess of Fork shared that she's still struggling with that aspect of staying at home with her daughter eight months after entering into the world of SAHM-dom. -Jenna]
I’ve told the Duke on multiple occasions that I feel like I don’t contribute to the family. I know without a doubt that this is not true, but for some reason it feels like the most helpful contribution I could make would be monetary. Again, I know this isn’t true.
The thing is, I’m happy. I’m over the moon, jump for joy, silly smile on my face happy. I absolutely love spending my days rolling on the floor with Julia or lazily strolling around our neighborhood with her. We have the best time together (except on the days she refuses to nap…). Some days I look around and pinch myself because I can’t believe how blessed I am. I’m so lucky to be home with Julia and witnessing her every milestone. I promise I don’t take my position for granted.
I guess my head and heart are just at odds these days. I think what I’m really longing for is meaningful interaction with someone who isn’t eight months old.
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