The Black Stay at Home Mom–My Point of View
Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Courtney and I created this blog to be a safe place to share my journey of being a stay at home mom. And to talk about how I got where I and how it’s going. When I left Corporate America I had no clue it would be so hard to find and connect with other Black Stay at Home Mothers (BSAHM). I would often get messages on from other Black Stay at Home Mothers saying how nice it is to connect and meet another BSAHM.
…So there are several misconceptions of being a stay at home mother. It comes with an exponential amount of negative comments and ideas. We are the only group of stay at home mothers that experience so much backlash. I won’t list or use any of those negative comments, words, or ideas. But to break a few of those misconceptions let me drop some knowledge on you.
- We are not uneducated, many of us hold degrees higher than a Bachelor’s.
- We do more than just lounge around. Many of us are…
- House Managers ie. cooking, cleaning, and grocery shopping
- Side jobs or hustle (Certified Bosses)
- We pay bills and manage the family expenses
- Schedule appointments
- Childcare and Education
- Many of us have left very promising careers to care for our children
- Being a Stay at Home Mom is not an easy job with no days off
- We are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year
- We don’t have sick days when we don’t feel good there is no leave the kids at daycare and take a rest day
- Our clock does not stop at 5:30 pm we don’t get lunch breaks
Please understand that this is not to discount or discredit a mother who chooses or has to leave the home to work. I use to be that mother and I loved my career, meeting new people, getting dressed up. But a series of very unfortunate events have lead me to where I am now and I have not looked back.