Being a SAHM Does Not Make This Easier

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stay-at-home mom

By now, you have read oodles of articles about quarantine and motherhood. I didn’t really want to write another post about it, but I feel this is something I need to write about. This is not easy for me. 

Since mid-March, most of us here in Connecticut have been home with our children. In that time, distance learning was established, and parents are being asked to tackle daily assignments with their children. For some families, this looks like two working adults now being asked to sit with their children on top of their own workload. For others, this may be a single working parent now trying to work from home and teach their children. It is not easy for anyone. 

Currently, I work VERY part-time as a consultant, so I am mostly considered a stay-at-home mom (SAHM). You probably think this should be easier for me to handle on the day-to-day. However, it is the exact opposite. Teaching other children is much easier for me than teaching my own. As a first-grader, my daughter is learning to write short essays. She REALLY dislikes the whole writing process, and it makes the assignments that much more difficult to get through. As I am writing this, there are about four weeks left in the school year. I think we both can’t wait for school to end.

With summer just around the corner, this should get easier, right? Well, that depends on how you look at it. My children won’t be attending any camps this year, so more for me to try and keep everyone occupied and happy. 

It is my hope we’ll at least get to visit family to take a break, and change the scenery a bit. We’re all in this together, but sometimes it feels awfully lonely being three hours away from family. It’s been almost four months since we’ve seen any of our family, other than via FaceTime or Zoom. This is so, so hard.

This whole situation is difficult for all of us. I hope that if you ever find yourself feeling like I do, you can find a moment to take a breath and realize it’s okay to feel the way you do. 

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Clara is a part-time working mom that lives in Trumbull, CT. She and her husband, Joe, were high school sweethearts that began their journey in Upstate NY (think capital region part of NY). Together, they moved to Fairfield County in 2006, after college graduations. Clara will forever hold the magic of Disney in her heart, as she and her husband got engaged in Epcot Center in 2010. She married Joe on a cruise ship in 2011, with 60 close family and friends in attendance. Clara is the proud mommy to two girls Abby {Sept 2013} and Sofia {May 2017}. In addition to being "Mommy," Clara is an Early Childhood Consultant. Outside of her two jobs, you may find her on a cruise, or traveling to New York to visit family.

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