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What Not To Say To Stay At Home Moms Anymore

What Not To Say To Stay At Home Moms Anymore

Being a stay at home mom, I have faced a lot of bizarre questions/ statements from many female counterparts. These ladies, as it happens, are all working women. So, when they pass sneer remarks about my life and what I do, why I do, I always respond with sarcastic answers. Sarcasm might stop them from asking me, but it won’t stop them asking another stay at home mom. Let’s spread our voices to stop those ignorant comments.

“What do you do all day?”

I guess, this is a heavily common question a stay at home mom gets to hear, at least once in her lifetime. I have heard this countless of times. So, what do I do all day? Let’s start with saying goodbye to the partner. Next comes the hungry kids who just woke up and are throwing unnecessary tantrums. Feed them, clean them, shower them, change their diapers, feed them again, put them to sleep. This routine is till the afternoon. And these are just the beginning. We also need to teach them, to plan loads of things…

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“You get a lot of free time in hand!”

Yes, I do. Lots and lots of free time. In fact, I am so free that I have to squeeze in some time for shower. Sometimes, I don’t have enough time to shower at all! I have a very limited time to finish off my meals. At times, I unintentionally have to skip meals, especially dinner, in order to put the kids to sleep. You know why? It is because I get so tired at the end of the day that I happen to fall asleep along with my children.

“What did you cook today?”

I don’t cook every day, in case you are wondering. No stay at home mom cooks every day. We don’t have that luxury. We just cook in a large amount whenever we get some time. Also, we have to control kids hanging around the kitchen, doing this and touching that. It’s not that fun, trust me!

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“There are toys everywhere! How do you walk around?”

We are pro at walking through hurdles. It is a good thing our kids are blessed with so many different toys to play with. Also, all these blocks you see on the floor? They help to grow my kids’ imagination. Even I play with the toys. It’s quite fun. You should sit on the floor and try some.

“Your house is quite a mess!”

Of course it is! Do you know messy people are more intelligent? Also, would you believe that I have actually cleaned this house few minutes ago? You should have come then. There is no point in organizing the house if you have children sprinting around.

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“Doesn’t your husband help you at all?”

Yes he does. He wakes up early in the morning, he goes to office, he works all day, comes home dead tired and plays with the kids. He is the kids’ free entertainer. He feeds them dinner, while I get our dinner ready.

“He must earn a lot then!”

He earns enough to pay the house rent, the food, the bills, and for the kids. If he earned a lot, we would have bought a house by now!

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“You are lucky you get to take a day nap every day.”

The only nap I take is at night after everyone is sleeping. That too, with continuous breaks to feed the younger one. During day time when the kids are sleeping, I happen to clean the house, and take a quick shower. I don’t remember the last time I sat down with a book.

“Aren’t you going to work in the future?”

Who says I am not working now? I am doing a full time job. Taking care of my children, my husband, and the entire house requires full time attention. Cooking, feeding, changing their diapers, playing with them, talking to them, singing with them, cleaning them, putting them to sleep, spending time with hubby after he returns from work, laughing with all of them, yelling at the kids, should I say more? I love my job. I may not get a big check at the end of the week, but I get unlimited love and happiness from my work!

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Published on September 4, 2018

19 Youtube Children’s Videos That Will Help Make Your Kid Smarter

19 Youtube Children’s Videos That Will Help Make Your Kid Smarter

There’s no reason why education should be a bore for kids. Thanks to the wonders of YouTube, they can now find fun, informative, and important videos that can make them smarter one clip at a time.

Here are 19 Youtube children’s videos to send your kids off into an exciting world of new possibilities:

1. How big is the ocean? TED-Ed

TED’s educational channel is perfect for kids. With its fun animations and interesting topics, along with its accessible, means there are some big and complex topics reduced into understandable content. It makes learning fun!

2. All about nouns – Free School

Getting to grips with grammar can be hard work. Even authors, journalists, and academics can make elementary errors from time to time.

The earlier you start, the better, but these Free School videos teach the basics of grammar in vibrant fashion.

3. Bach’s Partita in E Major – Smalin

Stephen Malinsowki’s channel takes classical music into the 21st century. With his animated videos, the world’s most famous compositions get transformed into visual treats thanks to his efforts.

For more about his videos, check out 16 inspiring classic music videos.

4. First Circumnavigation of the Earth – Simple History

Here’s an epic history lesson – who were the first humans to circumnavigate the globe? It was Ferdinand Magellan (sort of), although this complex story of bravery and suffering is an incredible story to add to any child’s knowledge of world history.

The channel offers plenty more like this, too, and simplifies difficult topics.

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5. Can we “de-extinct” animals? – The Brain Scoop

The Brain Scoop channel takes a look at many creepy crawlies, plus big questions of our day. This includes whether we can, Jurassic Park style, bring back woolly mammoths and/or mastodons.

6. Otter cubs get a swimming lesson – BBC Earth

The BBC is famous for its wildlife documentaries. On BBC Earth’s YouTube channel, you’ll find a large amount of videos of the world’s animals at large.

Below are some otter cubs finding out how to swim – one of many educational videos about animals.

7. Elmo riding a tricycle – Sesame Street

It’s been around for decades, it’s affected many people across the world (even I used to watch it as a young one back in the late 1980s), and it’s on YouTube!

The channel has the sort of fun material you’d expect, with this video offering a welcome confidence boost for anyone about to learn how to ride a bike.

8. Jack Back Wants to See Your Weird – SoulPancake

Weird is wonderful. And Jack Black wants you to embrace your daft side.

The SoulPancake channel dares kids to think outside the box, as well as embrace their wacky side. Ideal for any young minds looking to unleash their inner creativity.

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9. Lisa Winter, Robot Builder – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

This is Amy Poehler’s channel that takes a look at inspirational women from around the world.

Here we have Lisa Winter, who builds robots. It’s a great channel if your daughter is looking to challenge herself, or find an exciting new hobby.

10. What happens if you eat mold? – SciShow

We’ve probably all thought about what happens if you eat mold. Now we know, thanks too the SciShow.

This channel takes a fun look at science and dares to answer some of the big questions of our world (as well as some of the smaller ones).

11. What’s the hottest hot and coldest cold? – It’s Okay To Be Smart

Any budding scientists will find this channel helpful. Here we have the answer to the hottest hot and the coldest cold, which anyone can use to enlighten those around them!

For kids, it’s physics made easy thanks to a fun channel that also uses some excellent animation.

12. iPhone in molten aluminium – The Backyard Scientist

This backyard scientist gets up to all manner of unusual experiments.

Here he’s doing the unthinkable – immersing an iPhone into molten aluminium. What do you think will happen?

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13. 3D pen wall art – Make Anything

A 3D printing and design channel! With this clip, kids can find some artistic inspiration.

A search through the rest of the channel will also be enough for any young mind to find a new project or two.

14. Mesopotamian ghostbusting with Irving Finkel – British Museum

Here’s a handy history lesson for inquisitive young minds. Learn about ancient Mesopotamia with Irving Finkel, a philologist and Assyriologist for the British Museum.

As this video from the museum’s official channel points out, Irv ain’t afraid of no ghost.

15. What Do We Do All Day?

This lovely little mini-science experiment will help your kids create an ocean in a bottle. I’m 33 and I want to make one of these things, so I should imagine any younger individual would be positively thrilled to make one of these.

What Do We Do All Day’s channel offers up many other gems such as this, too.

16. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again – Kermode and Mayo

The BBC’s flagship film review show is an absolute joy – it has an army of fans across the world.

Asides from being funny and entertaining, film critics Dr. Mark Kermode’s impassioned reviews are educational and progressive.

Perfect listening for anyone getting to appreciate film criticism.

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17. Rare double asteroid revealed – NASA

NASA’s channel is full of other worldly wonders such as this rare double asteroid reveal. Along with its many live streams from the Earth’s orbit, it’s a fascinating and essential channel for any young mind to be following.

18. What has NASA’s Juno discovered around Jupiter? – Astrum

Astrum is a bit like NASA’s channel, but more detailed. It takes a close look at some of our planets, for instance, like with the ever-fascinating Jupiter.

If you have any budding astronauts in your family, this is another essential channel.

19. Best creative home hacks anyone can do – HooplaKidz

Last but not least, here we have some arts and crafts.

Would your kid like one of these cute cushions in your home? Would they also want to create it themselves?

Then this is the right video and channel for you. Find out the basics for some fun crafts and liven up your home with a few friendly new knickknacks.

There you go, 19 Youtube children’s videos that will help your kids learn new stuff in a fun way! Of course, with a bit of your guidance while watching these videos together, you’re having some really good quality time with your kids too!

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