The truth about being a SAHM. The good, The bad, and the Ugly!

When I announced that I was pregnant, I received A TON of advise. A lot of it was because I was young and everyone thought I couldn’t do what my life was about to embark on. And it has been tough but OH SO rewarding at the same time! They always told me Motherhood is hard and stressful.  But no one really explained what motherhood is really like.

Motherhood is messy. And I’m not just talking about the messy living room you cleaned 6 times just in the last four hours and its still a mess, or the mountain of laundry that needs done, and its growing by the second. Im talking bodily fluids people. I can not count how many times I have been thrown up on, peed on, or pooped on!  I physically can not count on ten fingers how many times that has happened just today.

Motherhood is crazy. When you have to drive by the bank, then run by the grocery store to pick up something for dinner because you know you wont have a chance to eat until then you want to make it right, then come home cook dinner,feed the baby bathe the baby and put baby to bed, then wash dishes from dinner. By the time you got to eat dinner its cold and 10 PM and you haven’t started cleaning up from a day of your little Tasmanian Devil destroying your house. When your finally done cleaning it midnight and you jump in the shower, but you skimp of shaving (Anything) and washing your hair. I cant remember the last time I got to wash my hair really well. Or the last time I got dressed in something other than leggings.

I pretend to not hate my body deep down, because I know that my children are way more important then the appearance of my body. I pretend to always have everything together. I pretend I have a bunch of free time. But I don’t I have a body full of stretch marks, dark circles under my eyes, a scare from my C-Section, a messy bun on top of my head,  a house full of dirty clothes, and a skink full of dishes. As we can all agree, being a mother is the hardest more disgusting most rewarding job we are ever going to have. But let me tell you something, Regardless if my house is a mess, or I have no alone time including the bathroom because as soon as I sit down my kids come through the door and watch me pee,  Or how long ago I brushed my hair, I LOVE my kids and I wouldn’t change them or my messy life for anything.

Tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly of your motherhood in the comments!




  1. Aly
    January 2, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    It definitely can be messy, but just remember, you are not alone and it does get better! Maybe not cleaner, but better 🙂

  2. January 1, 2017 / 7:53 pm

    Tantrums. refusing to eat real food. Embarrassing you in public. Potty training. All ugly. Kisses, snuggles, accomplishing things for the first time…all beautiful!

  3. December 31, 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Staying home is so hard! I workfull time and it’s also hard, but each have their own hardships. Motherhood is so crazy and messy is the perfect description.

  4. December 31, 2016 / 12:15 pm

    It’s always been my dream to be a stay at home mom. I love it and wouldn’t change my life for anything! That being said, it is definitely messy and almost always requires me to adjust my expectations daily.

  5. November 13, 2016 / 6:39 pm

    This post is so true! My sister is a SAHM and I definitely here these same stories! You ladies deserve more credit and keeping your head up mama and keep going!

  6. November 12, 2016 / 1:38 pm

    I loved this post Riley! Way to go for getting real with your readers! Motherhood is so messy, but boy do I love that mess! I just remind myself that this stage only lasts so long. 🙂

  7. November 11, 2016 / 8:59 pm

    Great post! I’d say the good is all the hugs and kisses, the bad is the tantrums and ugly is the total lack of privacy and cleaning bodily fluids!

  8. November 11, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    Messy is a great way to describe it. I always say being a SAHM is the best thing and hardest thing I’ve ever done.

  9. November 11, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Hi Riley! I have a lot of stay at home mom friends, and though I’m a working mom, I think we can ALL agree on the overwhelming, crazy, rewarding nature of mommyhood. I’m with you–wouldn’t change it for anything. I will say, I wish I would have found the Flylady sooner! Her website has been a lifesaver, especially the more we realize that we’ll FLY higher when we Finally Love Yourself (ourselves!)

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