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10 Reasons Why Stay at Home Moms Are the Real Superheroes

Stay at home moms are superheroes
Written by Oana Schneider

As some of you may know, March is when we celebrate women all over the world. While some of you are busy shopping for your sisters, wives or girlfriends, we are going to dedicate this article to the most important ladies in our lives. Aside from giving us 50% of our genes, our moms invested all the love, care, time and energy they had to bring up bright kids.

We appreciate working moms, but our hearts and souls are now going to stay at home moms since they put their future on hold for now knowing what a huge difference spending time with your child can make.

Plus, there’s no coincidence that most of our readers and contributors are stay at home moms interested in maximizing every penny, which is why we are taking some time off from work to appreciate these amazing ladies. If you have a mom that gave up her life to raise you and your siblings, send her the link!

1. The Superpowers

What’s greater than a mom who somehow makes time for her child, cleans the house, does the dishes, makes time for herself, runs to the market, make food, does laundry, feeds the pets and cares for them and is a loving spouse at the end of the day? To non-moms, this is a true miracle and, if you think about it, making time for every single little thing is impossible, but stay at home moms somehow make it work. And now let’s move to their true superpowers:

  • Convincing a toddler eat the vegetables when there are so many cheap sweets on the market. If your child eats healthy, you are a superhero!
  • Playing with her child and learning how to contain herself when the little one does something embarrassing. If you don’t yell at your children and manage not to spank them, then give yourself a cookie for that!
  • Making time for her love life and realizing how important it is to take care of her spouse while also caring for the whole family. Is we’ve just described you, you know you’re on the right track!
  • Bringing up healthy and well-mannered kids in a world that only cares about violence and superficiality. Look around you at your little ones and if they’re good kids, be thankful and proud at the same time.

2. Bouncing Back When Feeling Defeated

Throughout your entire career as a mom, you’ve probably felt discouraged and overwhelmed. You’ve had people criticize your decision to quit your job to raise your kids, maybe your spouse wasn’t always very focused on your needs and who knows, you’ve probably felt like there is nobody in this whole world who cares about you. Here’s where you are wrong.

 You’ve always found the strength and determination to bounce back, teaching your kids how to deal with mean people and desperate situations. People tend to think that if you cry a lot you are a weak person. That’s not true and you know it: it only makes you stronger and it shows your kids that being weak every now and then only increases your strength! And what a beautiful lesson to learn, right?

3. Making the Impossible Possible

Making lunch, taking the kids to school, keeping them from swallowing coins, attending PTA meetings, going on dates every now and then and dealing with all the relatives at the same time is definitely not easy, but you somehow make it work.

Not to mention that you are always positive about everything, which makes people wonder how is it that you do it all! Plus, since giving birth to your babies, you’ve learned just how to get the gum out of their hair, how to take 30 seconds showers and many other things you used to take for granted in the past.

4. Endless Supplies of Love

Although sometimes you wonder if it was worth it and just want to pack your stuff and go away from your noisy kids, you still love them and would in fact never do such a thing! You’ve probably noticed that you are way more opened and understanding with other people, that you love all kids, not just yours and that you’ve found endless supplies of love and forgiveness in your hearth.

5. Ability to Deal with Ungrateful People

You know what we’re talking about: people who cut the line in front of you at the supermarket or just wouldn’t give their seat to a pregnant lady, that kind of people! Although the pregnancy has brought a considerable amount of hormones which make you jumpy every time someone is mean to your or your family, at least now you know how to protect your kids. After all, in every girl there’s a lioness that shines through when she becomes a mother. Don’t believe us? What would you do if somebody called your kids “spoiled brats”? There you go!

6. Passing on the Good Genes

By now you probably already know that your kids are very much like you. They will learn how to get angry, how to cry and how to react from you and your spouse, so you should be careful. However, you are responsible for the good parts too: the kindness, intelligence, humor and compassion of your children.

If they grew up to be amazing adults, it’s all because of you. As for those of you who don’t have kids yet and consider yourselves to be mature individuals, you owe a lot of thank you-s to your mothers. Give them a call, no matter if it’s Mother’s Day, Women’s International day or just a regular Wednesday.

7. Selflessness Level: Over 9000

If months and even years used to pass between your hair and beauty salon appointments, you know what we’re talking about. How many times have you given up something just to make sure your kids will have all the comfort they need? Although your kids may not realize this yet, everybody else notices what you’re going through.

8. Master Chef Skills

OK, you may not have a degree in home cooking, but you managed to feed healthy food to your family, which says a lot about your abilities to improvise, so kudos for that. When they are little, kids come up with all sorts of food that they hate: they only want to eat white food, don’t like vegetables, the bread looks like a tiny monster etc. Being able to come up with stories and songs that could make the food a lot more attractive for your kids is a true talent! No wonder more and more children grow up to be very musical and creative people!

9. The True Coupon Hunters

Stay at home moms are true experts when it comes to finding the best bargains, discounts, offers and coupons! And it’s not because they have a lot of time on their hands! It’s because they know the value of every penny and realize that they don’t need to pay the price asked by the retailer. This is a great thing and we love and appreciate our group of stay at home moms who use coupons from DontPayFull.com! In case you need coupons and happen to have a few stay at home moms in the neighborhood, don’t hesitate to ask for help!

10. An Inspiration to Others

Dear stay at home moms, you’ve had your life decisions questioned before and had to defend them numerous times. We are here to tell you that your effort and service is greatly appreciated and that it is people like you who make the world a better place, not moms who hire babysitters and miss out all the important moments in their kids’ lives! Please consider this article a homage to your entire life and that whole love and care you put into raising your kids. Have an amazing Women’s Day, drink a cup of coffee and always look back smiling!

Happy Women’s Day!

About the author

Oana Schneider

Oana Schneider is a published author located in Chicago, Illinois, who currently works for DontPayFull.com as a communication specialist and blog editor. She writes about lifestyle, family budget, has a degree in Communications and advocates for women’s rights. Her future plans include getting a Labrador and losing a few pounds.

6 Comments

  • I try my very best to make my wife feel that she’s appreciated. She IS a supermom, and she’s juggling 3 kids plus her work. Thank God I only have one boy and he’s the youngest. I don’t think my family will function if my wife disappears even for an hour, tops. The thing that amazes me the most about her is that when I get home from work, she still has a smile on her face at the end of the day.

  • I completely agree that parents who look after their children at homes are heroes, because they do a very hard job that they don’t even get paid for, and rarely get thanked for. Even having one child is bad enough, but if you have more than one then it just becomes a juggling act that many people struggle with. If you look at some of the jobs that parents staying at home do, and attribute a wage to it, they are losing out on maybe thousands every month that other people would be paid – but because it is a voluntary job they get paid nothing. Of course, parents do not ask for payment, because it is an honour. A very rewarding job indeed, and arguably the best one in the world!

  • Yeah my mom is one of these people. She was a housewife so it was great to have her around all the time. We always had home cooked meals and a clean house. It was great being able to grow up with her there to help us when we needed it.

  • Great article. I swear, at-home moms really get the short end of the deal with so few people acknowledging what they actually do. I think moms and dads that work, that stay home, that take extended leaves… whatever they do, so long as they’re raising healthy kids, deserve a huge round of applause.

  • My mom definitely fits this description. She waited so many years before she was able to have me and my sister at age 38 and 42. Then she homeschooled both of us K-8 and drove us around to several activities, played the organ at church and bargain hunted to make ends meet. She did what most women do in their 20s and 30s in her 40s and 50s, when it’s much harder to keep up with everything.

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