Saturday, May 26, 2012

Stay At Home Mom's And Housekeepers: One Blogger's Opinion

During a recent discussion on the site Cafemom, it was brought to my attention that my opinion on whether or not a stay at home mom should have a housekeeper or not wasn't a popular one.
Personally, I don't think stay at home mom's should hire a housekeeper or a nanny. You are a stay at home mom, your job is to take care of your house. At least, that's MY opinion. And clearly, not a popular one.
I guess, in my situation, I just don't see the need. It literally takes me an hour or so to clean my house. But then, according to some, I don't deep clean enough (I don't wash my windows because they are hidden behind blinds and curtains, and I don't have baseboards), so I have no excuse and don't know what it's like.
I have certain days that I do certain things, plus I have my older two help out. I see zero reason in my house to ever be nasty, unless we are all sick. My house is always company ready, meaning that, at no point, am I embarrassed to have someone over. I don't spend all day cleaning, and when my husband gets home, I am able to sit with him and relax.
Now, if you have a medical issue or are taking care of a special needs person or something like that, that's totally different. But, IN MY OPINION, if you are a stay at home mom, your house is your responsibility.
What are your thoughts?


  1. I agree with you. I work fulltime and still manage to keep my house decent and I don't have a housekeeper. If I was a SAHM my house would be immaculate.

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So....what did you think? And are you THAT Sarah Michelle?