Would you think SAHM are over worked

By sofs
@sofssu (14469)
September 17, 2015 11:12pm CST
I am a SAHM and sometimes my day never seems to end.. I wonder if all SAHM are over worked.. serious? I have a busy busy weekend coming up. All I see is work.
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@LadyDuck (152205)
• Switzerland
18 Sep 15
Mom or not, women never have "just for me" time, we should take more care of ourselves.
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@sofssu (14469)
20 Sep 15
@LadyDuck Hmm you may have point there.. I guess you are right.
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@hereandthere (29745)
• Philippines
18 Sep 15
i think there's a saying 'a mother's work is never done'
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@sofssu (14469)
18 Sep 15
@hereandthere Yeah.. but I hoped it would be wrong sometimes..
@mom210 (6711)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Sep 15
Yes there is and boy it is SO true. We can never catch a break
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@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
18 Sep 15
@sofssu I cannot even begin to imagine how busy you must be. No children here and my hubby's two son and daughter are grown-up and in their own lives. Even with that I am busy keeping house, lots of work on my PC and a very demanding cat. With all of that I sometimes think I'll take one day and do nothing but that thought always gets pushed to the back burner and I still haven't had one restful day. The best you can do like I do is to try to find a way to balance everything. Of course I have it easier than you with no kids to consider so I hope you can find a way to slow the pace a bit.
@cahaya1983 (10055)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 15
I'm a WAHM and I totally know how it feels. I just try my best to balance my priorities - first things first. You just have to squeeze in some "me" time in between, I know if I don't I'll lose my sanity.
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@sofssu (14469)
18 Sep 15
@cahaya1983 Yeah all my me time gets eaten up by the work time. I guess I was better off being a full time working mom. I could just put my feet up and say I'm done.
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@cahaya1983 (10055)
• Malaysia
18 Sep 15
@sofssu I understand. I have a friend who quit working to be a SAHM with 2 small children. She found it overwhelming and got into depression for a while. I remember she told me that her husband even suggested that she goes back to work because she used to be a "happier" person. It's not easy, but I'm sure it's a temporary stage.
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@sofssu (14469)
18 Sep 15
@cahaya1983 No I quit working year ago.. and have loved my peace. I have moved into a huge home with so much work to be done.. that it tires me out and we have guest every now and then.. house guest because I am a SAHM. LOL .. Maybe I have to tell people I am a WAHM now.
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• United States
18 Sep 15
i used to work 2-3 jobs, had 3 young'uns to raise, household to run, laundry, cookin', cleanin', grocery shoppin' 'n the like. there was no 'me' time 'n i ne'er felt the need fer such. prolly coz i ran 'round on 2-3 hours sleep/day 'n went non-stop to keep up. 'course there t'weren't no internet, puters 'n folks with a constant need to be in touch 24/7 'n i reckon that 'twas the diff'rence.
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@sofssu (14469)
18 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx No I don't think I can handle 2,3 jobs. I used to wake up at 4.45 everyday and go to bed at 11 Pm after all the work and feel like I couldn't concentrate on the interviews and stuff I did when I worked full time. However, now I have guests dropping in at the drop of a hat. They just land up here and I am only fetching and fending all the time.. LOL
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@marlina (72714)
• Canada
18 Sep 15
I was both Stay At Home Mom and Working Mom of 1. Either way, I was always on the go.
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• United States
18 Sep 15
@sofssu well no wonders they come to hang out 't 'cher place! yer gonna 've to stop spoilin' those folks 'n make a bit 'f time fer yerself e'ery now 'n then.
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@Rollo1 (16649)
• Boston, Massachusetts
18 Sep 15
Moms of any sort don't get days off. Not from the Mom thing and not from anything.
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@sofssu (14469)
18 Sep 15
Can't agree with you more.. Darn I am going to protest.. I need a paid vacation
• United States
18 Sep 15
yepperz, ya get married 'n got a hubs, ya ne'er get a vacation - always a meal to be cooked, somethin' to clean, laundry to be done....
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@sofssu (14469)
21 Sep 15
@crazyhorseladycx Though I do love doing all these things.. there are days when I don't do it out of love.. I hate to be complaining.. but I guess we all have those days.
@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
20 Sep 15
Absolutely! I was a SAHM for a while when my kids were small and I never sat down. There was always something or someone who needed my immediate attention.
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@sofssu (14469)
20 Sep 15
@simone10 I guess just being available all the time means more things need attention.
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@simone10 (21664)
• Louisville, Kentucky
24 Sep 15
@sofssu There was no start and end times with being a SAHM. You had to be available all the time.
• United States
19 Sep 15
It is a fact that a SAHM or a homemaker (if you will) job is never done. There is always something that needs to be done. There is no time clock to punch to say ok, my work day is over with. But it is one job I would never have trade. If truth be told, I kind of miss the times when the kids needed me. Now all they need is money!
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@sofssu (14469)
20 Sep 15
@TexanTornadoThat is experience speaking. I know for sure I will miss these day.. But I am ever so exhausted.. The guest really take their toll on me too.
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• United States
20 Sep 15
@sofssu Yes, I have a little experience with it. The kids grow up so fast, however you don't realize how fast til they are grown and gone. Oh I am sure, I been there before.
@Shellyann36 (9214)
• United States
20 Sep 15
If SAHM's were paid for all we do in a monetary fashion we would earn quite a bit of money. It is a 24/7 job!
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@sofssu (14469)
21 Sep 15
@shellyann36 You are right .. we would be quite rich.. and our husbands poor
@mom210 (6711)
• Atlanta, Georgia
18 Sep 15
Yes, over worked and under paid that is for sure
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@sofssu (14469)
20 Sep 15
@mom210 Now you talk..
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@SIMPLYD (78746)
• Philippines
18 Sep 15
My dear , you must set your limits for the day . I schedule my chores , when i was a stay at home mom. After lunch would be a "me" time for me . And yes SAHM can be overworked , if you permit it to be .
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@sofssu (14469)
18 Sep 15
@SIMPLYD Yup.. I do b ut they seem to be non existent. I really don't know how the work creeps up on me.. I promise youI really don't know how. I will have guests staying with us this weekend and i have been running around non stop getting things done.