Is being a stay-at-home-mom really a 24/7 job for you?

I'm trying to get feedback from all you SAHM. Is it a 24/7 job for you or your husband/partner/boyfriend helps you and encourages to get out on your own some days?

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    07/12/14
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      07/12/14
      It is very much a full time job for me but I love it so it helps. It gets hard some days, my husband leaves early for work and gets home about an hour before our sons bedtime so everything falls mostly on me at home.
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      07/12/14
      It can be but I'm one I those people that likes to be busy all the time. That's why I've been trying to find a job I can do from home because even though I'm busy all the time I still don't feel busy enough. Lol
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        07/12/14
        5Jen
        With out a doubt it's a 24/7 day job. But I love it and it is extremely rewarding! It does have its trials being pregnant! But, it's all good. In literally a blink of an eye our children will be off to college, and then I think the scary part begins!!! I like cahos, not quiet (at least most of the time) :)
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          07/12/14
          diane
          Yes this is a 24/7 job. I have to get up with the kids early in the morning, dress them, feed them, play with them, cook, clean, etc. My husband expects me to do everything. When he comes home from work he expects to have 'quiet time' so he can 'decompress' from work, eat what ever he desires and then when he is ready he will play with the kids. I still have to make them dinner and put them to bed. Yes my husband can cook very well but he refuses to cook for everyone. I would love to be able to leave him with all three kids for a few hours to talk on the phone to out of state friends, visit with neighbors or even just sit outside by myself with a glass of water but I can't. Oh and he is still expecting me to find time to get a job outside of the home.

          I know all of this comes from how he grew up. His mother raised three kids and worked outside the home. His dad trucked so he really wasn't home much and when he was home all he did was complain how the house was a mess, dinner wasn't on the table, the kids are too loud/messy/etc. His dad sat in a chair in the living room and did nothing which is exactly what he is still doing today. My husband's mother is still doing everything in the house, working 3/4 to full time outside the house, taking care of grand children, pets and her husband, cooking, cleaning, etc all the time.
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            07/12/14
            Danielle Keltner
            It all depends here. I had a temper tantrum several times over the last three years because my husbands helps anyone else, but I'm at the bottom of the list. I try not to let it get to me. Sadly, I find myself overwhelmed and very alone. Heaven forbid I leave the house more than an hour.
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            07/15/14
            Danielle Keltner
            We are trying to work it out, but that is mostly why I paint and draw so much. :)
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              07/13/14
              amanda
              Yes it is. My Fiance does help as much as he can when he is home and not working but I usually don't have much time to myself still since he has to work as much as possible to pay for everything. I wish I had an income of my own so we could get ahead a little more and maybe put some money away.
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                07/15/14
                Yes it's 24/7. It's not just mom, it's wife too. Hubby helps here and there but with his bad back he can only do so much. He does do more as the kids get older, though. He knows I go stir crazy sometimes, especially in the winter when we can't get out and walk.
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                  08/13/14
                  I am a 24/7 mom and love it! I tried working out side the home and didn't like it at all. I love just taking care of Andrew and my husband. The house work always needs to be done. But what mom has a clean house ? I know mine is messy! And I love cooking and being here when my husband gets home. Men do think we need to do the cooking cleaning and caring for the children. And that's because a mom is the heart of her home. If she isn't there nothing is going to work right.
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                    11/07/14
                    5Melissa
                    It is definitely a 24/7 job! I have a wonderful husband that I wouldn't trade for the world, but he tends to be very very very lazy when he is home. I do know that if I really needed a break, all I would have to do is tell him, and he wouldn't complain.....too much!
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                      11/07/14
                      5Melissa
                      Here you go, ladies!!
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                        12/18/14
                        it is a full time 24/7 job for me. I'm up from son up to son down, lol. I would not change any of it. My fiance did not realize just what I go through each day with my son and how hard it is with him some days until last monday when I woke up in the dead of night with a migraine headache. I am literally stuck in bed in the dark all day. I can't move without having to puke, it hurts so bad and nothing helps. I just have to let them ride it out. My fiance had the day off and was watching our son the whole time. I heard him tell his mom that he does not know how I do it, and after just one day of constantly keeping an eye on James, he was exhausted. David is completely understanding now when I tell him I'm either really tired or I just need a minute to myself. In fact I'm writing this at 5:45 am since I'm awake doing homework and checking emails. David left for work an hour ago or so, and i've been awake ever since.
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