Article: Why the debate is irrelevant

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Article: Why the debate is irrelevant
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Mon, 02-08-2010 - 6:04pm

http://www.helium.com/items/1303907-stay-at-home-moms-vs-working-moms

Your thoughts? Do you ever wonder whether the reason why the debates always turn into much-too-literal conversations about things like lasagna is because there isn't really anything substantive to debate about SAH vs WOH?















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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:16am

LOL, yes, that is like my oft repeated story of the time I put dd in a pay-by-the-hour daycare in Greece, because we had spent 2 months with each other pretty much non-stop. She was almost 4 and she spoke virtually no Greek back then. So, I did feel a little guilty for dumping her in a random daycare where she could not really communicate well with anyone.

When I picked her up, I asked if it was ok or if it had been difficult. She said that it had been a little difficult with the language and not knowing the other kids, and then she added, "But I don't mind because, sorry mommy for saying it, I LIKE when I don't see you ALL the time." It cracked me up, and I told her not to feel sorry, I understood completely.

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:20am
I never heard that story before...but that is HILARIOUS and too stinkin' cute! :-)
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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:30am
LOL! That's hilarious!

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:42am

What's the difference, that is universal to all children?


PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:43am

Yes, roll. Exactly.


"The alternative would be someone who had absolutely no doubts about how to raise her kid, and someone who never questions her own parenting."

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:44am

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PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:48am

And yet the most insistent proponents of the "Big Differences!" related to a SAHM are overwhelmingly first time moms of infants.

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:49am

I left my kids this morning....I didn't realize that I was supposed to feel guilt that I left them with other people and won't see them again until late this afternoon.

PumpkinAngel

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Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:49am

I'm not sure I understand your point at all.


"Mom cries, dad has to cut out of work early on weeks like these when kids are out of school, or sick or summer."


What does this mean?


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Registered: 06-27-1998
Thu, 02-18-2010 - 10:50am

I didn't realize that it was wrong for a child to have a social life outside of their family, who knew?


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