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This Brutally Honest Post About Stay-At-Home Moms Was “Liked” Over 640,000 Times, But It Deserves More
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This Brutally Honest Post About Stay-At-Home Moms Was “Liked” Over 640,000 Times, But It Deserves More

Tired of constantly hearing the phrase “but what do you do all day?”, Florida-based tattoo artist Ryshell Castleberry decided to write a tribute to all stay-at-home mothers and housewives via Facebook. It exploded. Her powerful post has been liked over 640,000 times and shared by more than 300,000 people. It may seem like a lot, but that’s not enough. It has to be read by everyone to really appreciate all of the enormous sacrifices moms and caregivers make for the sake of their children.

However, not everyone agreed with her post on raising kids, chores, and choice for married life. Some working mothers criticized Castleberry that “there’s those of us who do all that AND work.” Castleberry defended her post by saying that anyone, whether a working mom or working dad, should be able to “read the message and replace the words with words that fit [their] situation.”

More info: Facebook (h/t: attn, 22w)

Tired of constantly hearing the phrase “but what do you do all day?”, Florida-based tattoo artist Ryshell Castleberry wrote this post:

It begins with an imagined situation where a husband complains to his psychologist that his “wife does not work”

The list of tasks she does every day doesn’t end there…

Wait…what about the night?

Castleberry then goes on to list all occupations that moms have

“The woman is like salt”

Castleberry’s post was “liked” more than 640K times and received hundreds of positive replies

However, there were moms who said they work and still manage to do all the tasks she listed

But let’s not forget the stay-at-home dads!

 

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Doug Stringham
Community Member
5 years ago

Every normal husband who has a wife who stays home knows these facts. Any guy that doesn't acknowledge this is either a narcissist or idiot

Sara Fina
Community Member
5 years ago

There's knowing and there's "knowing" as in being aware of what it all involves AND trying to put oneself in that person's shoes. I'm not a housewife nor a mom but I don't think the worst is the actual work they do it's: 1) not getting paid (husbands of stay-at-home moms actually BELIEVE that the money they make is theirs and that their wives live off of them, without realising how much of that money would magically disappear if the wife was not there and he had to pay for someone to do it all and he would never get the level of care for him and his home and his children that he gets without paying a dime, so no that money is not HIS (exactly the same goes for working wives and stay-at-home dads, of course) 2) the sheer never-endingness of it, in regards of timetable, calendar and extent of care. 3) How invisible their work is and how little or inexistent the recognition is for what they do. 4) The mental exhaustion of being in charge of everything (planning, improvising, coordinating)

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Rafael Tiba
Community Member
5 years ago

first world people are really good at making their life seem so tough on facebook for applause of the masses. funny creatures.

Greg Hoggarth
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5 years ago

A friend of a highschool friend decided to post on facebook about her "bad week", just to show that "not everyone has a perfect life". It included: we put our 3rd house on the market and it didn't sell for as much money as we were hoping.

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Luspea
Community Member
5 years ago

But the thing is that many women do all this and still work professionally and I would say that's truly impressive

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Yep! My retired mom did just that while bringing up 5 of us.

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Doug Stringham
Community Member
5 years ago

Every normal husband who has a wife who stays home knows these facts. Any guy that doesn't acknowledge this is either a narcissist or idiot

Sara Fina
Community Member
5 years ago

There's knowing and there's "knowing" as in being aware of what it all involves AND trying to put oneself in that person's shoes. I'm not a housewife nor a mom but I don't think the worst is the actual work they do it's: 1) not getting paid (husbands of stay-at-home moms actually BELIEVE that the money they make is theirs and that their wives live off of them, without realising how much of that money would magically disappear if the wife was not there and he had to pay for someone to do it all and he would never get the level of care for him and his home and his children that he gets without paying a dime, so no that money is not HIS (exactly the same goes for working wives and stay-at-home dads, of course) 2) the sheer never-endingness of it, in regards of timetable, calendar and extent of care. 3) How invisible their work is and how little or inexistent the recognition is for what they do. 4) The mental exhaustion of being in charge of everything (planning, improvising, coordinating)

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Rafael Tiba
Community Member
5 years ago

first world people are really good at making their life seem so tough on facebook for applause of the masses. funny creatures.

Greg Hoggarth
Community Member
5 years ago

A friend of a highschool friend decided to post on facebook about her "bad week", just to show that "not everyone has a perfect life". It included: we put our 3rd house on the market and it didn't sell for as much money as we were hoping.

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Luspea
Community Member
5 years ago

But the thing is that many women do all this and still work professionally and I would say that's truly impressive

Daria B
Community Member
5 years ago

Yep! My retired mom did just that while bringing up 5 of us.

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