What does SAHM stand for?

Stay-at-home mom

Have you ever come across the term SAHM? It stands for Stay-At-Home-Mom. This term is often used on social media or in parenting blogs to denote a mother who is a full-time homemaker and takes care of her children.

For instance, if your friend, Lucy, is a mom who is always at home with her kids, she might use the hashtag #SAHMLife on her Facebook posts. Or, your partner might message you saying, “Being a SAHM is harder than I thought. The other SAHMs are really getting to me.”

The acronym SAHM also has other variations that refer to different types of parents. These include WAHM (Work-At-Home-Mom), SAHD (Stay-At-Home-Dad), and WAHD (Work-At-Home-Dad).

Example for using ‘SAHM’ in a conversation

Hey, how’s your day going?

Not bad. Just finished cleaning the house. Being a SAHM is exhausting sometimes. πŸ˜…

I can imagine. Taking care of kids and managing the house must keep you busy.

Definitely! But I wouldn’t trade it for anything. It’s rewarding too. 😊