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Carolyn Hax: Advocate For Busy Stay-At-Home Moms

by Dawn on April 3, 2009
category: In the news,Inspiration

This has been going around lately on blogs & such, and I couldn’t resist sharing it here.


Oh, snap!  “Keep your snit to yourself.”  Love it. 

Have you seen this?  What are your feelings after reading it?

15 Responses to Carolyn Hax: Advocate For Busy Stay-At-Home Moms

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    Comment by Stephanie
    April 3, 2009 @ 5:45 am

    Love it! And, so true! Sometimes it’s difficult trying to put into words all the things I do in a typical day as a SAHM, and Carolyn just summed it up so nicely.

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    Comment by Pamela Kramer
    April 3, 2009 @ 6:32 am

    Sing it Sista!!!! I had to Tweet this one. It’s so spot on! It really does take that extra time. I have 3 at home and I can never just run out of the house, never run in and out of ANY store. Everything takes planning. I feel like a cruise director most days! A real vacation is not having to think for anyone else for a few days. That’s a real vacation.

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    Comment by kelly
    April 3, 2009 @ 7:32 am

    I am speechless…and grateful that “Carolyn” said it all. Wow. Sometimes I have wondered myself why I am unable to keep up with relationships (even with my own family) like I feel I should. Maybe I should email this to all those that I love, not to offend them, but to help them understand. I got married and before our first anniversary already had beautiful baby #1. Now I have 3 ages 4 and under. It’s a wonder I have 2 brain cells to rub together. AND I have a full time teaching job AND we are on staff with the church. Not complaining…just kinda’ stunned and amazed that I’m not more of a raving lunatic. (smile) Great article.

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    Comment by Harriet
    April 3, 2009 @ 8:45 am

    Hi there.
    Stopping by from MBC to say hello.
    Enjoyed your post!
    How true!

  • Comment by Amanda
    April 3, 2009 @ 10:01 am

    I have read this before and just re-read it. It is still GREAT! The article really puts into words what we moms do all day. It is demanding keeping up with little people schedules, but joyful at the same time.

  • Comment by Sharon M
    April 4, 2009 @ 10:57 pm

    You have to hand it to Tacoma for at least TRYING to understand what’s going on — if you don’t have kids, or even if you haven’t been around kids recently, it’s really hard to comprehend just how demanding (in a good way) kids can be, especially if you have youngins.

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    Comment by judy
    April 6, 2009 @ 6:45 am

    What a great article! I have to say that most of the moms I know, do SOO much its a wonder to me, a single parent to one small dog. And she wonders what I do all day, she never even gets out to pee! KUDOS to moms everywhere!! And yes, good friends DO understand.

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    Comment by Mommy Zabs
    April 6, 2009 @ 5:58 pm

    good good good stuff.

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    Comment by Tess
    April 7, 2009 @ 4:41 am

    I have many friends/relatives that get mad at me because I have no time to talk on the phone unless I want to hide in a dark room under a bed and talk at only a whisper!

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    Comment by Solnushka
    April 14, 2009 @ 2:00 am

    I have a feeling even some Dads think like this Tacoma, actually. The solution, I am reliably informed, is to arrange for Dad to spend one. whole. day. with the wee one as soon as possible.

    Great reply from Carolyn Hax. I will steal it.

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    Comment by Christy
    April 17, 2009 @ 7:43 am

    Too bad my Mom doesn’t get it!!! :-)

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    Comment by Amanda K
    April 26, 2009 @ 6:06 am

    I soooo loved it! It’s not only people without kids though. I have a friend who has kids of her own, but as they are in daycare and school most of the time she had NO CLUE why I don’t have the ooodles of spare time that she does.
    I especially loved that the writer didn’t make it sound laborious – she did make it sound like a joy, but an altogether full on busy kind of joy.

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    Comment by Rosalind
    April 26, 2009 @ 6:00 pm

    Love it!

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    Comment by Amy
    May 1, 2009 @ 8:47 pm

    But I sure would have a whole lot more to add to that list since I also have my own business on top of being a stay-at-home mom!

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    Comment by Lara
    May 3, 2009 @ 1:43 am

    I’ve been feeling guilty for being a terrible friend, and I am so glad I read this article for some perspective. I am sure even childless people understand the need for 10 minutes of peace every day :)

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