Bridgette Anne, a full-time stay at home mom (SAHM) of one from America shared in a Facebook post the challenges she faces as a stay at home mom.
The post has since gone viral on Facebook as so many people can relate.
In her post, Bridgette advised people to check on their stay at home mom friends because they are not okay.
"My house isn’t clean, I’m not clean, the dishes aren’t done, I have screamed already today, I have cried, and I have felt so damn guilty that my child was here to witness it," she writes.
Read the post below or on Facebook:
Bridgette also writes she used to be one of those people who judged SAHM’s, however she understands it now.
"I get it now. The people who said they’d be there to help have all but disappeared, and you’re left with this overwhelming sense of failure.
My house isn’t clean, I’m not clean, the dishes aren’t done, I have screamed already today, I have cried, and I have felt so damn guilty that my child was here to witness it.
But I am alone... and I am lonely"
Bridgette describes it as an overwhelming experience.
"You can’t do anything by yourself; go to the bathroom, enjoy a cup of coffee, read, hell you can’t even scrub the sh*t out of pants for the 3rd time in a day without someone crying or screaming at your leg," she writes.
Bridgette also says that breaks are not a reality because when the child sleeps, the parent has to clean up the mess.
"You forget what it means or feels like to be an individual; because your entire existence now revolves around that child," she says.
It is important to remember that being a stay at home mom is just as significant as any other career a women chooses to embark on.
The perception should never be that it is easier and the mother has less tasks to complete.
Bridgette's experience is one of many and I am glad that she chose to be vulnerable on social media and speak about her experience.
Are any of you stay at home mothers? What has your experience been like? Tell us a bit more.
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