Hi friends! Today’s video is one that’s more raw and real. I realized after editing this video, that I didn’t mentioned all the amazing advantages about being a stay at home Mom, but I’m still glad I made this video because there are obviously one million good things I could say about raising my babies at home or else I wouldn’t do it! lol It really is the most rewarding job, but I didn’t feel like I needed to go into those reasons why being a sahm is so great because truly, that wasn’t my initial reaction to that first year it took me to adjust from working for myself to basically working for my baby haha I hope you guys still enjoy this video and comment below with your experience! xx

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Jennifer Lippencott says:

LOVED this video! I love staying home with my baby girl, I would not change it for the world but all of these are so true for me! It can be so hard times! I related to everything you said💕

Emily Aquino says:

The resenting your husband part, oh yeah. In the beginning I felt a whole lot of that. Especially when my son was much younger and would go to sleep at crazy hours every night. My husband would go to sleep leaving me to deal with it alone because he had to wake up early in the morning and I so resented him at that time. Now that my sons almost 2 life is a lot easier in certain ways, but being a stay at home mom is seriously the hardest job I’ve ever had lol

emmagrant9 says:

Loved this!

Fiona Young says:

Yes thank you!! Your saying literally everything I feel. It’s hard. I love my husband, but I do feel resentment.

Grace Steinert says:

You nailed the resentment topic. This is how I felt for a long time (and still feel sometimes)! Thanks for putting the feeling into words!

Ham Fam Cam says:

Omg your take on the positive reinforcement really hits home for me. I’m preparing to be a SAHM and I have breakdowns (pregnancy, sigh) about how I’m not sure I’m gonna feel fulfilled. I will definitely bring this up to my husband so that we can focus on that in the beginning before my resentment gets out of hand. Thank you for this video! I found it really helpful! 💕

Rachel Maureen says:

My husband finds an excuse to have to leave the house at least once a day on his days off (which are VERY seldom). I always say, “what would you do if you couldn’t leave the house every single day?” Because let’s be honest, getting a newborn out of the house everyday is VERY difficult and makes it not even worth it for the majority of the time.

I also think that another reason it’s so hard to be a SAHM is because you don’t ever have days off. If you have a job and don’t have kids and you’re sick or want to go on vacation, you can get off and relax/recover. When you’re a SAHM, you don’t get time off EVER. It’s hard going into it knowing that it’s a never ending job for the next 18+ years.

amanda vega says:

For some reason I always knew what the job came with, but that doesn't make it any easier. Trying to get any household work done is almost impossible with a clingy teething baby. I baby wear him but he's heavy and always trying to grab things. If I put him down and go do something he cries for me. And for his naps I lay with him on the bed while he nurses. Anywhere he goes he cries and wants to crawl everywhere. (not walking yet, Lord help me when he does) He's 9mo. My husband works all day and when he comes home he's tired and cranky from working in the heat. So for me to even talk with anyone and not feel so isolated is hard and even harder when the one person you can talk to is in a bad mood. lol He's not always and I understand he works and that alone is tiring. I do go to church so I do get interaction some days during the week. Anyway, I'm rambling. I love that you posted this. ♥️

Tatyana Munoz says:

I'm currently a stay at home wife so hopefully becoming a sahm will be a smoother transition 😅

Leah Moore says:

👏🏻 I just did a video on Stay At Home Mom Burnout- it’s real! Yes, resentment happens. Honestly, I still get that way after 3 kids. I stay at home mom & homeschool.— on a side note, I’m obsessed with your outfit! 😍

Sara Anne says:

♥️this and your channel! I agree 100000%. I always tell my husband he gets a break all day 😂I really miss some things about working, but I know I’d miss my baby

Life With the Lugo's says:

OMGGG! YESS! I can sooo relate with you and the babies sleeping pattern and not eating like I spent my mothers day well half of my mothers day lol in the ER because my daughter was not eating like nothing at all I literally spent the whole day and still until today is when she decided to eat again and not a little bit no!! she wants to eat everything hahaha!! LOVE YOU!

Rushing Love says:

I have a 10 month old and my last day of work is going to be May 31. I know it’s gonna be difficult but I’m just so excited to be able to be there every step of the way with my baby girl!

perla B says:

🙌🏽 This is all so true! I am a FTM and SAHM and I didn’t realize how hard it would be to adjust to but I’m so happy to know I’m not alone. I think as women we put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect and have it all under control and when we don’t we feel like a “bad mom”. I have realized that it’s ok to not have everything done as long as my baby is taken care of. My husband is very understanding and helpful and has never made me feel like I don’t do enough so that helps me out when I am having a rough day.Moms are seriously super heroes for all they do 💜 the private Facebook group has seriously helped me a ton so thanks for that Hayley!

Organised Muslimah says:

I'm so glad to know its harder mentally than physically! I was more worried about the physical (i.e. sleep deprivation) lol.

Linsey Huffaker says:

Being a work-from-home mom is literally the hardest thing I've ever done. Its the most demanding 24 hour a day job. Any time my son is sleeping I'm working. Its crazy. Working 8 hours a day and weekends off seems like a cakewalk now!

Raqueal Henry says:

It was the exact opposite for me because at the beginning, being a first time mom, dealing with lupus and a graduate student, I was in a very bad place. I had postpartum depression and my anxiety was through the roof. I couldn’t do anything 😔😞. I can say now that it’s getting better. My son’s father is very good support for me and my baby. Today makes 11 months since I’ve been a mom and I thought I wouldn’t be able to get through it, but with support and gods grace, I’m still holding on strong!

Chauntihanna Fawaz says:

This spoke to me. No one seems to understand 💜

Destiny Nichole says:

I’m a stay at home mom all day then at night I work full time and do school I’m a full time student

THE WADS says:

Being a stay at home mom is so isolating – that is one thing that was pretty shocking to me; everything pretty much revolves around baby and for me I didn't have much adult interaction, or alone time – ever- . Now that social media is a huuuuge thing it's a bit different, good and bad because we can get support but also compare ourselves to other mamas who 'have it all together' — like you, you always put yourself together (I get it this is your job ) but I was like- yeah I don't have time to do my hair, I've got three kids and two jobs.. lol ya know! Anyway, now that I'm older and have figured a few things out (lol after 7 years of mommyhood) I share my crazy with my friends and they totally get it! I also workout 5x a week that is my 'alone time' gah!

Johana Alvarez says:

Thanks for sayin that Hayley! I am a single mom to my 20 month old son, and I work full time out of the home, plus a 2 hour daily commute. You’re right, no one appreciates or encourages what you do and it’s so nice to hear! I love my son and wouldn’t change a second of any of it, but it’s nice to hear when others recognize your hard work. You are killing it and beautiful!

Destiny Nichole says:

I agree with you completely

Franceslyne Marie Lowmaster says:

Awesome video !!!! Hayley!!! Well done!

Lauren Marino says:

My baby is 5 months old today. Everything you said is exactly what I have gone through and am going through right now. You explained the resentment issue perfectly. My main issue was the adjustment. Nobody told me how HARD it is. I knew it wouldn't be easy, but I did not have a clue!!! Thank you for putting all of my thoughts into actual words. I love this video because I know I am not alone!

Brittnee Cope says:

I’m crying while watching this right now. This hits home for me so much right now!! My baby girl is 14 months old and I’m not even a stay at home mom and I feel isolated! I’m so glad others feel this.

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