While being home all day with a baby has its challenges,
it’s also pretty great. Here are our favorite reasons for staying home – add
your top reasons in the comments below!
If you’re not taking a daily nap, especially in the first
six months, you must get on that, mama. You’re up all night and always have a
to-do list that’s bursting at the seams. Your body and mind are tired and you
deserve a break! Take a quick 15-minute power nap, or even better luxuriate in
slumber while baby takes her long nap of the day.
Never apologize for napping, mamas. It’s our right!
2. Pajama days
Don’t feel like getting dressed today? Not planning on
leaving the house? Pajama Day! Baby is no fashionista and you deserve to mother
in extreme comfort. Bonus points for ordering delivery for lunch. Delivery for
lunch *and* dinner? Looks like we have a PJ Day champion.
3. Leisurely laundry
Forget about cramming a week’s worth of laundry into your
fleeting weekend hours. Now you can space out laundry day over the entire week!
If you live in a building with shared laundry space or use a laundromat, get
ready to have your pick of any machine in the place. If you wash clothes at
home, feel free to do just one load a day, fold and put away. You’ll feel like
you’ve accomplished something without getting completely stressed over it. Go
4. Becoming a library regular
Seriously, the public library is an amazing safe haven for
at-home moms. Many local libraries offer a wide array of programs for babies,
toddlers, and beyond, as well as book clubs, exercise programs, and more for
adults. Librarians tend to love babies, too, and can’t wait to fawn over your
little one every time you visit.
5. Spending every day with your little love
Need we say more? True, adult interaction is often lacking,
we’re tired, need a haircut and massage, and have been through a physical and
emotional barrage over the past few months, but c’mon. How can we not love spending
every precious moment with our little ones? We get to witness all of their
firsts with our own eyes. We’re the ones they adore above all others, and we
get to do it in our pajamas. Win-win-win!