Thursday, August 20, 2009

SAHM aka Stay At Home Mom

So today I was introduced to a new acronym--SAHM. So you'd think I'd be in the know since it describes my "title" right now, but well, I'm not. That's Stay At Home Mom for those who were in that boat too! It just looks so funny and a lot less prestigious. Since when was wiping poop off a baby's bum, rice cereal off everything in sight, or doing loads and loads of laundry become "prestigious" you ask? Well really I think its been that way since Adam and Eve, and probably before this world was created. I bet there are SAHM's in heaven! haha! 

I do have to admit when I've had to enter my title or occupation its a difficult transition to leave behind those secular purusits and put "homemaker", "stay at home mom", or the infamous "housewife". If I were to put "housewife" I would almost feel dirty thanks to the "real" housewives all over the world now, as if I am a fake or a fraud.

Ok, this is getting ridiculous. You probably quit reading by now. Its after 10pm and I've been mommying it up since 7:00am so let me get to my point...what was my point? I don't think I actually had one. Ok, well I'll tell you what this SAHM has been up to:

1. Still adjusting to SAHMing a.k.a postpartum meltdowns.
2. Playing the piano more and loving it!
3. Starting back to school, not starting back, starting back, not starting back, NOT starting for sure.
4. Researching mommy & me groups (pretty much unsuccessfully) so I'm in the works of starting my own.
5. Signing the G-man and I up for kindermusik, super excited!!
6. NOT exercising (I haven't lost weight in over a month I don't think that's supposed to happen).
7. Shopping at IKEA--that's another post I've been meaning to write.
8. Photography, kind of.
9. Church, church, church and its made all the difference.
10. Plenty of family time and its DEFINITELY what this life is ALL about! That's why I'm a SAHM!


  1. Hi Stacey, we met at the reunion this summer and I had to say hi! This post makes me remember being at your stage with my first baby boy, new to the world of SAHM. I remember getting to about his 6 month birthday and wondering what in the WORLD had happened to the me I once knew!? I think every first time mom faces a huge tug-o-war of loving the momness yet struggling to reinvent herself and find balance within her new role. So I'm sending you SAHM props (in case you want those from someone you're racking your brain to remember!) Keep at it and remember the age old mom to mom wisdom: it gets easier with time and it's all NORMAL! And the infuriating lack of weightloss? You're in good company. :)

  2. Stace, I love the honesty of this post! It makes me realize what a huge deal it is to choose family over other pursuits--never easy. Wasn't easy for Adam and Eve, either, I suppose. People over paradise. You're my hero for making it seem possible, despite difficulty.


  3. When I taught preschool some moms would write domestic engineer under thier job title on their children's emergecny cards, kind of silly but sounds much more prestigious. It's a wonderful job, a job that many women couldn't do! By the way I'd love join you mommy and me group, let me know if you need help!

  4. That's right--the world needs more SAHMs like us! And I absolutely agree about your 9 * 10. I've latched on to a statement Elder Nelson made in the last conference that shows just how much it really is ALL about family. The Church of Jesus Christ was restored, temples are built, even the Earth itself was created--all of it to exalt families. Of course he said it a little more powerfully than my paraphrase!

  5. i always put "domestic goddess"!!!! haha, really, i do. i read a book called "i am a mother" right before i had brennan. it made me so proud to say "i am a mother," not "just staying home with the kids." i take so much pride in what i do every day. i love being a mother:-0