Woman starts massive debate after asking what stay at home mums 'do all day' 5 months ago

Woman starts massive debate after asking what stay at home mums 'do all day'

She insisted that it was a "genuine question".

A mum sparked a massive debate after she asked what "stay at home mums do all day."

She explained on Mumsnet how she was confused as to what stay-at-home mums do all day.

Insisting she wasn't trying to "goad" anyone and that it was a "genuine question", the woman wrote:

"Those who choose to be a SAHM/homemaker, who don’t ‘have’ to work, what do you do all day?!

"I’m talking the SAHM’s who don’t work from home. Who don’t have to look after the kids all day etc.

"If you’ve done cleaning/washing/shopping etc. How do you fill your day?"

One of her fellow parents was quick off the mark, simply replying:

"You're brave!"

Some parents didn't take too kindly to the post ("I used to write goady posts on mumsnet about sahms"), while others confirmed in the comments that the majority of stay-at-homee mums are never bored.

One person wrote:

"I'm a sahm with school age dc. I honestly thought I'd have heaps of time but I don't. I can easily fill my entire day with housework and it's still never all done.

"The other day all I did was washing and ironing. I think I'm doing something wrong!"

Someone else added:

"When you say all day do you realise that your all day is actually only between 10am-2pm by the time you have dropped dc at school and returned home then having to set off to go and pick up again you only actually have 4 hours to get everything done before setting off to collect dc.

"By the time you have done shopping cleaned the house and diy and garden and laundry I never seemed to have any spare time."

Another mum explained:

"When I was a SAHM, I found that I rarely had any time for myself," another mum explained.

"All my time was spent doing housework; shopping; preparing or cooking food; keeping the baby/children occupied; walking to and from shops, playgroup, playgrounds, playmates' houses etc.

"It was pretty exhausting to be honest. The relentless 24/7 on-duty nature of it did used to get me down at times. There was no respite, no 'me time' at all."