I have found that staying in the house when you are a stay at home mom leads to monotonous days filled with daytime television, assembly lines of laundry folding, sweeping at the drop of a crumb, and researching three ingredient casseroles online. That is no way for me or my kids to live, so I am at the other extreme. Our days are filled to the brim with activities so that we are rarely at home, and when we do go home, it is usually a quick pit stop to grab lunch and have my 3-year old take a quick nap. During this time, I am as productive as I can possibly be, making dinner, cleaning a good majority of the house, returning a few phone calls, and doing a couple of loads of laundry in about an hour and a half until nap time is over and my oldest daughter comes home from school and then it is time for all of our after school activities.I have seen the schedules of some of my other stay at home mommy friends and it seems like the more you are out of the home the better it is for everyone.
That is why I propose changing our title to stay out of the house moms. If you’re a stay at home mom, are you in the same boat as me, planning activities to keep you and your kids out of the house, or do you prefer to stay home with them?