Are there many SAHM's these days?

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Are there many SAHM's these days?
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Wed, 06-16-2010 - 2:27pm

With the economy being so crappy, I'm just wondering if there are very many SAHM's anymore.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:10am
Oh, unpaid internships bring up an interesting scenario, too. I'd like to know what people would consider themselves if they were in a full-time, 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri unpaid internship?











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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:20am

"There are plenty of moms who are married to men making an income that would allow them to stay home, but they choose not to. "

I would also add that there are plenty of dads married to women making an income that would allow them to stay at home, but they choose not to.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:21am

Or even a part time internship? I think I'll be working 1.5-2 days a week. One of the days will be Saturday, so dh will be AH with the kids (lets just forget for a second that we'll be asking the sitter to come on Saturdays now to help dh out, lol).

If a mom SAH except she volunteers 1 day during the week and 1 weekend day, what would we call her? She's not a working mom, but she's out of the house, she's not exactly a SAH either. Maybe she's a SAHMWSWOH (stay at home mom who sometimes works outside the home) or SAHMWVPT (stay at home mom who volunteers part time. I could be a SAHMTTWOHWISAIPT (stay at home mom transitioning to work outside the home while in school and interning part time).

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:25am


I don't know, it's just the way I picture her, even though I know in reality she's a WOHM.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:26am

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ROFL! Say that five times really fast. :-)












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Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:27am


Yes, that, too!

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:28am
I think we've had this conversation before, but my DH considers himself a SAH parent even if he's working part time. To him, SAH is being home with the kids from 8-5.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:32am

Ha!


For the sake of debate, I think that sah is defined as one who does not work out of the home for pay, and woh is one who does.

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:35am

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It's not that the job doesn't count. It's that if a person's concept of a SAHP is based primarily on whether othercare is required, then being a SAHP isn't automatically incompatible with also being a WOHP. By contrast, if a person's concept of a SAHP is based primarily on whether or not a paycheck is earned, then being a SAHP is most certainly incompatible with being a WOHP.












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Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:36am

I forgot about that.


That's kind of funny.

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