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: 04-16-2010
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:05am

For some, it's about work status. For others, it's about childcare setup.


I get that for some, it's about childcare...but I'm wondering how they get to that conclusion.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:07am

An intern. Also whatever other status they may have like SAH/WOH.

People can have many labels as long as they don't conflict. My DD3 is a student, an intern and a part time worker.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:09am

When I was in that situation I considered myself a SAHM who volunteered.

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Registered: 06-24-2008
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:12am

Ha. I like that. During the day I am a SAHM, educating, entertaining, nurturing and fighting the never ending dirt. At night, I am a student, where it flips around and I am the one being educated, entertained, my brain is nurtured and I can forget about the never ending dirt.

I'm going to miss this when I graduate. But, on a positive note dh says when I start bringing in an income we can have the maid service again.

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:14am
Maybe because "Stay at home mom" isn't "Doesn't work for pay mom" or "Doesn't work outside the home mom"? Maybe they interpret SAH as SAH during the hours of 8-5 or SAH instead of requiring childcare?
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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:15am
um, yes..we have always been well prepared for any potential set back like that.

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:16am

<Wohm = work out of the home mom
Where, in those acronyms, does it mention childcare? It seems pretty clear (to me anyway) that it's about work status.>>

Where, in those acronyms, does it mention a paycheck? A person can stay at home and earn a paycheck. A person can work outside the home without earning a paycheck.

To you it may seem clear that it's about work status. To another it may "seem clear" that it's about the 8-5 location of the parent.

It's all clear as mud to me, LOL.












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Registered: 01-08-2009
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:38am
So since my husband and I work non-traditional hours and have no othercare, we're suddenly SAHPS? We became SAHPs when we stopped needing to pay a sitter?
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:47am
Some people would say yes. That you became SAHPs in addition to being working parents.











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Registered: 12-07-2003
Thu, 06-17-2010 - 11:48am

I really have no opinion about that. I can explain how my DH feels about his own SAH or WOH status. I do have a feeling that when he graduates and starts teaching full time, either on the university or high school level, he will consider himself a SAHP in the summer.

ETA: Also, I think that DH would probably stop defining himself as a SAHP at all once the kids are old enough to not need othercare at all (even during the summer), even if he was not working at all.




Edited 6/17/2010 11:51 am ET by geschichtsgal

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