"Oh you're just a mom"

Thursday, April 05, 2012 AnnMarie Brown 11 Comments

This week while I was out... I was asked what I do... and of course I do wear many hats depending on the day but often my reply is "I am a stay at home mom" ... and they in turn said "Oh you're just a mom". I walked away thinking what do the mean I am "just" a mom.

For some reason people have a huge misconception when I tell them I am a stay at home mom and it is because of that misconception people think I stay at home and eat bon bons while watching soap operas all day. I am sure this is the very reason I get the rude body gestures when I am asked what I do for a living. Some people treat stay at home mom's like second class citizens.

My job as a stay at home mom could be better described as a chef, nurse, personal driver, personal assistant and teacher. Mom would describe me when I walk down the aisle at my child's wedding but it really doesn't describe me in my job today.

So when you are out next time and you ask someone what they do and they reply I am a stay at home parent remember this is the most important job of all. They have chosen to be at home to raise their child and this should not be demeaned in any way.

I am a stay at home mom, very proud to be called one with all the great stay at home moms out there. When my child looks up at me to help them with something it just melts my heart and makes my job all the more worth while. And for you stay at home parents out there.... try saying you are a mommy blogger and that just opens up a whole different can of weird looks but that in another post...