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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Wed, 07-07-2010 - 9:22am
I've seen a lot of SAHD around here too.

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Thu, 07-01-2010 - 9:56pm

I'm in Michigan too and I stay at home with the kids.

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Fri, 06-25-2010 - 9:47pm
I am a sahm in the state of Michigan. Sometimes it does worry me being a one income family given the economy is poor. Fortunately my dh has skills that are in demand and he makes more than enough money to support us well.
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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 11:07am
Me too, it wasn't until recently that I discovered it was Flatow.
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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 10:59am
I've been listening to Science friday for the past several years - I always thought his name was Ira Plato. I guess I wasn't listening that closely, multi-tasking ;-).
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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 8:25am

Never heard of it, but it definitely looks interesting! Thanks!

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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 8:06am
Oh silly me, yes! More than one nanny!

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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 1:41am

Oh, good point about the 6 kids. You would obviously need more than one nanny, my guess is 2 or 3, depending on the schedules.

Twice I have met families with 3 nannies. One had a set of triplets, and each child had his/her personal nanny. When the kids went to the play ground, all 3 nannies came along. The nannies were, needless to say perhaps, live-ins. In all fairness their mother did work though, although I think dad just looked pretty and lounged in cafes.

The other family had a 24-hour live-in for all the basic childcare, and then additional more educated nannies for the proper molding of the brats. The mother only gave birth in Paris, and would then ship the new baby home (to Greece) with a French baby nanny while she recuperated in Paris. So, after #3 was born, I had the pleasure of watching the caravan enter the play ground: the head nanny, the 2 older kids, the German nanny, the English nanny and then catching up the rear, the French baby nanny with the pram. Mom did not work, but she liked to accompany her dh when he traveled fro business.

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Sat, 06-19-2010 - 1:32am
Oh, I thought our posts complimented each other well. ;)

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Fri, 06-18-2010 - 7:56pm

Your kids are 6 and 4. That's maybe 1st grade and pre-K. How much homeschool do you do? I never went more than 4 hours total on any given day. And I did 3 grades. But then I used an unit studies curriculum that accommodated multiple ages/grades. Reading, writing, and math were done separately. History, science, and the arts were done together.

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