Mom's List Of Stay-At-Home Duties Proves Their Jobs Are As Tiring As Yours
While Equal Pay Day might have been a mere few weeks ago, women are nevertheless constantly shamed for the choices they make regarding work, parenting, and just about everything in between. Both stay-at-home moms and working moms are still judged on a daily basis for the way they choose to live. Thankfully, one mom is done putting up with it. Last week, an Australian mother of two (and soon to be three) posted a photo on her Instagram page with an honest caption about what it's like being a stay-at-home mom. The post has been liked over 5,000 times and for good reason: The young mom's list of stay-at-home duties proves their jobs are much more exhausting than you might think.
Anna Strode is pretty popular on Instagram, with over 80,000 followers and hundreds of posts showing adorable videos of her kids playing while she does some pretty intense workouts. She is the mom of two twin boys, who are almost 2 years old, and is expecting a new little bundle of joy this June, according to The Huffington Post. But being a mom hasn't stopped Strode from working hard, as her posts indicate. Unfortunately, though, despite her popularity, Strode isn't immune to naysayers and trolls on the internet, and last week one comment bugged her so much that she just knew she had to take a stand.
The comment, which according to Strode shamed her for being a stay-at-home mom, really stuck with her. "It cut me pretty deep and while I do my best to remain positive - this hurt," she said in the caption. And while it has actually been proven that mom's today are more shamed than their own mothers were, it doesn't make it any less frustrating, or hard to deal with.
Strode made certain to inform anyone who thinks stay-at-home moms don't do their fair share of "work" that they're seriously mistaken, writing in the caption of the now-viral post:
"For the record, TWINS don't do that!!!" she concluded the post. "Maybe when they're older, yes! I hope so anyway - but for now, no - I literally for most of the part can't take my eyes off them!"
Clearly, Strode isn't taking any crap from anyone who says she doesn't work hard. And by the looks of her Instagram, she definitely has a lot on her hands. Strode is right that stay-at-home moms have to deal with just as much stress, frustration, and hard work as everyone else. Just parenting looks different depending on the household doesn't mean one is better than the other — and Strode is proof of that.