Are you happy with your status?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-31-2011
Are you happy with your status?
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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 11:26am

-Inspired by parts of another thread-

Do you ever wonder what the other side is like? Do you sometimes wish you could change sides? Do you think that moms with the opposite working status have it easier?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 7:03am

i am notorious for NOT hearing the call if school or my kid needs to reach me for any reason.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 7:23am

it

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 7:45am

working status would have changed our dynamics, for one, my kids would have grown up used to a daycare setting instead of being/coming home, further, my husband would have lost opportunities on the career front if i would have continued working too, i loved the job i had before kids but the logistics, the hours, etc. was nolonger something i wanted after kids.

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-04-2003
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 7:58am

I do not envy the hatred for summer that is for sure.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Tue, 09-06-2011 - 8:42pm
I've done both, at different stages of my kids' lives, and enjoyed them both. I was a sahm for the first 6 years and have been a pt wohm for the last 8 years. Now that they're older (14 and 12), I think I would like to woh ft. Whether sah or woh is harder in any particular family depends on a lot of variables, but for me, sah with school-aged kids would be pretty easy.
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Sun, 10-09-2011 - 9:18am
I loved being a sahm and i love working for myself... :)
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-10-2011
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 1:46pm

I'm a SAHM and have been for several years.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-22-2009
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 3:39pm
Big hugs... i understand ~
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iVillage Member
Registered: 11-13-2008
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 4:09pm
I'm happy with my status, and think I have been with all of them :) It really depends on the circumstances as a whole and not based solely on my work situation. Even the kids ages and activities come into play, I think it would be more stressful for me to WOH now, than it was when they were babies. On the other hand though, I would probably adjust to the change just fine

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