Stay At Home Mom (with Brittany Marcotte)

I think I’m officially becoming the least interesting person in the world

Parenting.  Holy crap.  I want no part of it.  I mean, who needs that sort of responsibility?  I can barely take care of myself on a day-to-day basis.  Put another human being under my care…that’s just downright negligent.  But I do hold out hope that one day I’ll mature thanks to today’s guest, my wonderful sister Brittany.  Brittany is the most awesome, selfless parent you will ever meet, and currently she is a stay at home mom.  Watching her has done a pretty good job at swaying me into thinking that maybe, one day, a million years from now, being a parent might actually not be that bad.  Today she’ll tell us about what it’s like to go partly crazy from hearing Mickey Mouse songs all day, contemplating running away from home, and definitely not trading any of it for the world.

Anybody who has been around a child...they’re so volatile day to day
I’ve never wanted to come home from a vacation the way I did from this one

Contents

Is being a stay at home mom the hardest job in the world.

A bad day with a kid vs a bad day in the office.

Stay at home vs working parent.

Going crazy from no adult interaction.

Bribery and distractions.

What it’s like to not get a break during the day.

Does parenting get rid of some of the existential crisis of what to do with your life?

Being detached from what’s going on in the world.

Having kids early.

Kick ass parenting moments.

Failure as a parent.

The bad parenting moments.

Managing 2 kids.

Advice for people thinking about, and thinking about not having kids.

Blake Fletcher

San Francisco, CA

Livin it up!