Australian dad Brad Kearns, who goes by “DadMum” on social media, often posts about life with his wife, Sarah, and three children, Knox, Finn, and Teddy.
From new babies to wedding anniversaries, the father of three shares his special family moments on social media.
Now, Kearns is earning applause for opening up with about life as a working dad, and just how much he depends on his stay-at-home wife to keep the family together.
On November 12, the dad wrote about taking an “exhausting” work trip that required five hours of traveling to and from.
He lamented that he’d have to then do “important workie stuff” once he got there. And what would his wife be doing?
“Not much,” he wrote jokingly. Kearns said on Facebook:
All she has to do is get two boys up, dressed and fed whilst breastfeeding the third.
Then no doubt they’ll need to be taken outside or to a park to get all that energy out. How easy is that. All she has to do is sort their bags out, find the hats, pack some snacks and a spare change of clothes and buckle them into the car.
The working dad went on to detail the difficult day his wife likely went through while he was away on his business trip.
She’ll prepare their dinner, watch them eat, run their bath and dress them for bed all in an hour with one hand coz she still holding Teddy. Exhausted from non-stop torment and not a second to herself all day she’ll call me again to see where I’m at. She’ll be tired, smelly frustrated and sick of being touched. She’ll be irritable, yucky and want nothing more than a shower, a shampoo and a hot cup of tea.
I’ll strut my s*** into the house at 7:30 after my massive day.
Though Kearns said he works hard to support his family, he said it was his wife that makes sure they function like a well-oiled machine. The dad said:
On the weekend she’ll tell Knox he has a motorbike because “daddy works very hard for our family” Like I said; today’s a massive day for me. Thank you Mrs DaDMuM for everything you do for us. You’re the glue.
According to a study by Welch’s, stay-at-home moms work the equivalent of 2.5 full-time jobs caring for their little ones on average.
Last year, Health and Nutrition Lead at Welch’s, Casey Lewis, told Yahoo:
“The results of the survey highlight just how demanding the role of mom can be and the non-stop barrage of tasks it consists of.”
Based on the study, it seems Kearns isn’t the only one who should be thankful for his stay-at-home wife.