8 Ways Being a Stay at Home Mom Turns You Into a Crazy Person


Being a stay at home mom comes with plenty of wonderful perks and craziness. You get to spend more time with your loved ones, run a flexible schedule and don’t have annoying coworkers talking about their stupid kale salad. But just like most things in life, there are downsides that come along with this cuddly gig.  Downsides that turn you into a crazy person!

Here are:

8 Ways Being a Stay at Home Mom Turns You Into a Crazy Person


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Being a stay at home mom means most of your communication with other humans relies solely on your little ones.  Yes, interaction with your kids is very precious, but having it be the ONLY interaction you have ..ehhhh get ready to go cuckoo!!! You can only say don’t stick that in your mouth, don’t touch that, don’t eat that, so many times without actually feeling like you are the definition of insanity.

Going Crazy Always Cleaning

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Being a SAHM means cleaning, a lot! Face it, your little munchkins are little monsters. It doesn’t matter if you have 1 or 4, they leave a mess anywhere their cute butt touches.  You spend half the day cleaning one side of the house to see your son dragged cheerios on the other side. To where you then step on them and drag it to the clean side of the house!  You feel like you are in a never-ending mess inside a black hole.

Stay at Home Mom Cabin Fever

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As a SAHM you go on walks and take trips to the store for some dino nuggets, but 99 percent of the time you are stuck at home. Handling little ones is so much easier to do with their toys, their bed, and your glass of wine nearby. Cabin fever eventually kicks in and before you know it you start suspecting your overly good looking neighbors are Russian spies!

The Never-Ending Shift

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♪ Work work work work ♪, no I am not singing the Rihanna song for fun. It is a mother’s anthem! It doesn’t matter if it is 2am or 2pm, you are up and on the job.  Have a cold? sprained ankle? hangover? a toothache? Who cares!! You are a momma and a superhero which means no breaks. Which means no timeouts. You are the human example of the energizer bunny except you run on 3 pots of coffee and grannie panties instead of aa batteries.

You Look Like a Crazy Person

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Is that chocolate or poop on your shirt? Did you wash your hair this week? Are you still wearing your PJs from the night before? When you do not technically have to appear in public there is no need to put your effort into looking like you do. The combination of running around, kids, errands and lack of sleep makes you look like one sexy beast… And what I mean by a sexy beast is a crazy person!!!

Talking to Yourself Like a Crazy Person

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When you are home all day it is not just your kids you talk to but that other person you hear the name of all day long, MOMMYYY! Your baby can’t help you find your keys or tell you if you remembered to take the laundry out of the dryer. It is all you! “Crap where did mommy leave her jacket. Mommy needs to lay on the couch, Mommy needs to rest, Mommy needs”….. You know you have officially lost it when you talk out loud to yourself in the third person!

Bored As Heck Like A Crazy Person

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As a Stay at home mom, there is only so much you can do to keep yourself entertained when you are stuck at home.  It is the same routine day after day giving the term bored a whole new meaning.  On your downtime, you start organizing weird things and order delivery just to chat with the delivery driver!

 Stay At Home Moms Juggle Too Much

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Within a span of 10 minutes, you have to feed your kids, answer emails, and mop the kitchen floor.  Being a wife, a mother, even a freakin good samaritan takes energy. Without recognition, appreciation and some time off even Martha Stewart would lose her marbles.

Well there you go, reasons why being a stay at home makes you a crazy person!

What did I miss? Let me know what makes you feel like a crazy person!

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  1. My biggest drawback is being sooo bored. And I loved your comment about organizing weird things. Totally me lately. Not to mention I feel I walk like I’m walking on a track between my kitchen and living room because I’m desperately searching for more weird organizing. Then All I want is for him to be awake and then when he is….I’m complaining to myself that I just want to rest! Hence leaving me also crazy!

    • haha I know we are in such a rush for nap time but then we get bored when they sleep too long. It is just not fair! 🙂

  2. I found myself smiling all the way through this – I tend to find most of it applies to anybody with a family (or at least anybody that involves themselves in family life) – the endless round of chores, meals, washing clothes, washing up, after school clubs, and so on – slowly but surely drives you mad.

  3. It has only been 1 year for me so I guess I have many more years to add to the madness haha 🙂

  4. I am a single mom so I don’t have that husband but ohhhh how I wish I had someone to take over! 🙂

  5. Ahhh the never ending shift. This has been the biggest thing I’ve been trying to get my husband to understand. He gets to clock out and come home while I’m still going, and going, and going…

  6. As a working mom, I always love hearing from stay at home moms! It’s so crazy how no matter which option you choose, there’s pros and cons! There’s no one PERFECT way to tackle this. Thanks for sharing your side of things! I’m sharing an article on Mom Guilt next week and I’d love for you check it out at https://gritandgraceblog.com/

  7. I’m still 7 months away from going back to work but I am dreading it! I’ve waited so long for my baby and I don’t know how I can go back to work and let someone else to take care of him. I don’t know where I’m good at, so I can work from home 🙁

  8. All valid points! Stay at home mom of three kids five and under here so I am definitely a little crazy. I have found that going out with my mom friends for dinner and drinks once or twice a month really takes the edge off.

  9. I relate so hard! My son is in the hardest part of separation anxiety and I’m losing my. damn. mind. It also drives me crazy doing stuff all day (because I honestly never have time to be bored), but some friends and family imply I’m lazy or just sitting around. I just want to make them watch a video of my day and be like, “do you see?” 😆

  10. Lol!! This is too funny. I can definitely relate to every single thing on this list, especially the talking to myself and using baby talk too much 😂

  11. I agree with all of these. Staying at home mom is probably the craziest you’ll ever be but I’ve got to say it’s the most fulfilling job you’ll ever take on.

  12. Oh my god the cleaning!!!!! I can’t stand it, I feel like I’m ALWAYS cleaning! Does it ever end??? Lol

  13. The never having a moment to myself some days. THAT is what makes me crazy. Oh and being on-duty the moment my feet hit the floor in the morning (can’t I puh-leez get dressed, go to the jon, and drink some coffee first???)

  14. It definitely the never ending shift perspective that can get to me! You are always on with no down time! Preschool was good for all of us, but now we are back home again!

  15. I defiantly have been bitten by the “juggling too much” bug! Even in this time of quarantine, I find myself trying to do it all…clean closets, drop off surprise goodies to friends, develop and implement educational learning opportunities for my daughter, reach out via email, snail mail and virtual chats to family and friends, post on my blog daily, get moving. It’s not a bad thing as long as I remind myself that I can’t accomplish everything in a single day and that its ok if something doesn’t get done.

  16. With the quarantine, I am a SAHM all the sudden. Yesterday I organized the tea boxes in our pantry. So yeah, really feeling this post right about now.

  17. Oh my goodness SO true, I relate to ALL of this a little too well LOL. But ultimately cleaning my house is the biggest one!! I feel like my kids are always 1 step ahead of me with the messes!

  18. This is spot on! I’m a stay at home mom and love it but the cabin fever and talking to myself is real! Lol I feel like the cleaning is never ending!

  19. The never ending shift is so real! I’m a SAHM with a partner that works offshore for 3 weeks at a time. Chuck in a pandemic so I can’t get much help from family and I am well and truly crazy with a side of exhausted

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