Stay-At-Home Mom Problems


You know the saying “first world problems?” I am quite sure you have heard it somewhere whether it be on social media or in your real life conversations. If you are on Twitter there is even a hashtag you can follow: #firstworldproblems.

Anyway, I  may have a few first world problems but last night I realized that I have a few stay-at-home mom problems.

What can these stay-at-home mom problems be you ask?

Here is my list:

  • When your dishwasher schedule is off. For instance, we like to run our dishwasher at night while we are sleeping so that a) we can hear the TV better, and b) the dishes have ample time to dry before we put them away (we do not use the heat to dry option to conserve energy because we are good Earth lovers like that).
  • Constantly being interrupted by a three year old to play trains, a card game, or read Chica Chica 1-2-3 while you are trying to get work done. And by work I mean checking Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram and perhaps your four different email addresses. Oh and maybe throw in a bit of your contract work that you actually get paid to do.
  • Being asked for a snack a million times after you just gave the child a snack only five minutes ago. Especially annoying when you are meeting with a friend to go over a very important position in your local Kinette club that you just took on.
  • When your laundry schedule is off as well. I usually do laundry on the weekend so that we all have clean clothes to get us through the week (as some people need to look presentable for jobs and/or school). But sometimes something happens and the laundry multiplies before my very eyes and a load needs to go in part way through the week.
  • Folding laundry. For some reason no matter how long I leave it, it still never seems to fold itself.
  • Homework. Enough said.
  • Dishes left in the sink. The dishwasher is right next to said sink but yet it seems that my family has forgot how to open it.
  • Being in charge of the family calendar of events. There is just so much to remember.
  • Changing the toilet paper roll. Somehow this is always a task left for me.
  • Cleaning up toys and/or bedrooms. No one knows how to clean a room better than I can. Or at least I know all of the good hiding spots.
  • I am the finder of all things. I have x-ray vision when it comes to finding my family’s lost items. Although, occasionally something will slip past me.
Laundry Basket Teddy Bear

Just airing my dirty laundry. Well this is clean laundry and it is ready and waiting to be folded. I thought by including the teddy bear from Sleep Country would make my picture look prettier.

I could write a probably a hundred more stay-at-home mom problems but you would probably get bored and fall asleep during my ramblings.

Tell me what are some of your stay-at-home mom problems.

Share them here in the comments or even on Twitter by using the hashtag #stayathomemomproblems. (Apparently I am not the first one to think up this hashtag or #SAHMproblems!)

Brandy Reid is a stay at home mom to two very active and hockey obsessed boys. As a former YA librarian, Brandy loves to read and is obsessed with reading everyday whether it be books or blogs. Brandy proudly admits that she is a wee bit addicted to social media, especially Twitter. She also believes that everything in life you can related to the iconic TV Show Friends. No day is complete without chocolate.


  1. Nicole King
    October 17, 2013 at 2:20 PM

    Your post had me laughing out loud, Brandy!

    Some of my Stay-at-Home Mom problems would include:
    – Starting a load of laundry and forgetting about it in the washer. I can’t tell you how many times a single load has had to be rewashed. Can no one else do laundry in this house?
    – Trying to make dinner with children pulling on your leg or at each other’s throats.
    – Trying to take an important phone call and asking your children to be quiet. Meanwhile they are throwing an epic tantrum in the background or running behind you while you Skype with their clothes off (because some how they managed to strip down).
    – Having to warm up the same cup of tea a billion times before 10AM. Only to pour it out at 12PM.

    I could go on and on.

    • Brandy
      October 17, 2013 at 9:05 PM

      Nicole, those are all good ones! I rewash laundry a few times as well. I have such a horrible memory. Glad I could make you laugh today!

  2. Genuine Jenn
    October 17, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    A couple things that are my problems are the never ending pile of laundry, dirty dishes the next morning and how messy my daughter is! Yes I know she is only 6 but it drives me crazy!

    • Brandy
      October 17, 2013 at 9:04 PM

      Same here Jenn! It is surprising how messy kids can be. I swear my son is a teenager already (he’s only 8). Always looks like an explosion went off in his room!

  3. Alyssa
    October 20, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Oh I think we all have our own lists of #SAHMproblems! My top ones would be the never ending laundry (thinking you’re done yet another pile magically appears!), kids leaving things laying around (didn’t we JUST clean the living room? Who’s cup is that!), this strange person called “not me” who the kids blame for everything, I’d like to find this “not me”! ;) Oh and the messiness is unavoidable, they’re everywhere! My list could go on but I’ll stop here. ;)

    • Brandy
      October 23, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      My kids are terrible at cleaning up after themselves. I am always asking them to clean up and they try. But in the end I always have to go in and do it myself. LOL!

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