A few years ago my hubby won a trip for being one of the top salespeople in his company. While there, we were mingling and getting to know other couples. Naturally, everyone asked the spouses, “What do you do?” When the question came around to one woman, her face turned down and she said, “I just stay home.”
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“I just stay home.”
That was a pivotal moment for me, to realize that there are women out there who aren’t proud of what they do, and they somehow feel that no one will appreciate the love, dedication, time and attention they devote to their families.
I’m here to say, you don’t just stay home. You’re not just a housewife. You’re not just a stay-at-home mom.
Here’s a partial list of what you do. You:
- Demonstrate the value of pouring your life into others
- Provide bedrock support and consistency for your family
- Create a safe place for your kids to be themselves
- Oversee important issues that might otherwise be overlooked
- Take all the education, life lessons and skills you learned on the outside and use them to better your family
Then there are the practical tasks that you handle:
- Care of children
- Schedule/oversee appointments
- Shuttling the kids to 8,950 activities
Some of you may even:
- Educate your kids
- Do yard work
- Coordinate social activities
- Earn extra income from home
- Handle home/car maintenance
Of course every housewife’s situation is different based on how much help you have from a spouse/significant other/family/friends. And this isn’t to say that moms who work outside the home don’t do a huge chunk of the above also. I’ve been a single working mom and a married working mom—I know how hard it is to juggle career and family too!
The point I’m trying to make is…if you’ve committed to being a stay-at-home mom, you have responsibilities that are just as important as any job you could be doing on the outside. Not only that, if you’re a Spunky Mom—and I know you’re out there!—you’re doggedly pursuing your own goals on top of it all.
As a housewife, sometimes it’s fun to treat ourselves! What could be better than fashion delivered to your doorstep? We can stay at home and still be fashion forward!
It’s time to realize your full potential as a stay-at-home mom, both the joy and the responsibility. It’s a great time to pursue your goals and make them happen!
Step into your purpose during this season and make it the best and richest time of your life!
Just a housewife?
Not even close. I’m a housewife, hear me roar.