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  • A Day in the Life of a Stay-at-Home Mom

    A working mom shares her musings on the rewards of being a stay-at-home-mom.
    by Andrea Francisco-Noda .
  • mom girl playWhoever said that Stay-at-Home-Moms or SAHMs in web lingo, have it easy, obviously hasn't tried running after a toddler all day.
    When my yaya went home for her annual month long vacation, I had to rely on my mom to take care of my feisty three year-old daughter while the other yaya watches over my 3 month-old son.
    Two weeks into her ''subbing'', my mom forced me to take a leave from work so that she can ''recuperate''. So here I am at home. Half a day into it and I'm ready to salute all SAHMs out there.
    Certainly, being a mother is not for the self-involved; moreso, when you're an SAHM. You'd think that being home the entire day will give you lots of time to chill, but there's barely enough time in a day to split between a hyperactive toddler and a wailing baby, let alone have some ''me time.''
    I thought going on leave would allow me to sleep in for a few hours, but my day started with my daughter trying to pry my eyes open with her little fingers.
    ''Wake up, Mama!'' she said.
    For the next few hours after I opened my eyes, I've already helped her build a castle with her Lego blocks, watched the Little Mermaid three times (just for today and the day ain't done yet), pleaded with her so I can give her a bath, pleaded with her to get out of the bath, got mad at her for being too naughty and threatened to throw away her toys and DVD cartoons (that didn't work), threatened again to throw away her books (that did), sang with her, cuddled her to sleep and it's only 11am. So far, I've only managed to give my baby boy a quick kiss on the head, since his Ate is monopolizing all of my time.

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