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: 01-08-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:37am
When my kids were small I think people used to assume I was a SAHM as well because I worked non-traditional hours. I took my son to a toddler playgroup once a week, belonged to a Mom's club, volunteeered in the church nursey program, etc. But rather than seeing myself as a WOHM who looked like a SAHM I preferred to see myself as challenging the stereotype of what working parents actully do and are.
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Registered: 04-16-2010
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:41am

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.


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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:41am
I hope he isn't trying to persuad the IRS that he is a SAHP by not paying taxes on his not-job.
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:45am

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Which is probably why there is often so much debate about a person's WOHM/SAHM status, LOL. For some, it's about work status. For others, it's about childcare setup.












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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:47am


And I imagine that's how this couple sees things as well.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:47am
I'm fairly sure that he would consider me a SAHM if I worked less than 20 or so hours a week, especially if it was during nontraditional hours. Likewise, if I were volunteering full time, he would probably consider me a WOHM-- even with no paycheck. I don't think it's so much a label as a way to describe what he does from 8-5ish each day (i.e. take care of the kids). Also, there's the no othercare thing that comes in to play. This summer, we aren't really using any othercare, so that's another piece of the SAH puzzle for him.
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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:54am
Oh, no. We pay taxes on everything we earn, SAH or not. LOL.
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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 10:56am

How is that judging/ Debating, yes judging no.

If the definition of a SAHP is someone who is not employed and has minor children then any one that falls under that category can be called a SAHP.

It is stating a fact, not judging.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:01am

I think that as long as the labels do not conflict with each other one can have more than one label.

One can be a SAHM and a student.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:02am
Easy. SAHMTTWOHWISAIPT. It's just what I am, what can I say. At least I'm not a SAHDOOWAPOAI (stay at home dad out of work and pissed off about it).

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