change from working to SAH!

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Registered: 10-17-2010
change from working to SAH!
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Tue, 11-08-2011 - 2:32am

In my previous (6 yr)

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 8:29am
(I don't know why my post published without spaces in between paragraphs. Ugh.)
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Registered: 10-17-2010
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 8:54am

You are absolutely right. These days not many people have that option, both parents have to work. But when a family can afford for one partner to stay at home, they seemed to be judged. I was told one time I am a gold digger because I am not working. I do not think that is fair. It's not like I never worked in my life, I have a university degree, I have done plently of volunteering, owned my own business, raised my own brother (homeschooled him as well), I had a job where I worked min 10 hour days but for some people all of that goes out the door now that I decided not to have a full time job.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:00am

Well said. Besides, many women have careers that they value and that need to be maintained to remain viable.

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:01am

Again, people shouldn't judge you and you should do whatever you want to do.

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Registered: 10-17-2010
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:08am

I have friends that would never be SAHM, it is simply not something that they want. They love their jobs. The crazy thing is they are constantly being asked when they are going to have children or why they don't want to be SAHM. So I guess it seems no matter what we decide, we are being judged by someone. I just think that each family needs to decide what is best for them and everyone else needs to bug out.

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:44am

Ahh, but see you didn't read and you cut and pasted what you liked out of that.




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Registered: 02-04-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:50am

I can't think of a bigger waste of my time away from my child than to only work for "living costs".

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Kitty

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Registered: 07-10-2003
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 9:58am

Thank you for your best wishes.




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Registered: 07-10-2003
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:03am

Again, there you go off with your resentment against what I said rather than going by what I said.




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Registered: 02-04-2009
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 10:10am

As tragic as your child's illness is, it's more than a little unreasonable of you to expect me to live my life (and go back in time to raise my child) as if my child were equally ill.

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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