change from working to SAH!

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

In my previous (6 yr)

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:45pm
Absolutely. ALL decisions that don't affect us or aren't abuse or neglect to the children/family should be respected.

Unfortunately, it's apparent that SAH wives (in your case) are not always respected and that WOHMs (in anprdp's case) are not always respected.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:47pm

Thanks!

And you're right. Plus, there's nothing wrong with maintaining a career because you enjoy it. I can think of no better gift to give to a child than modeling a happy adulthood!

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 2:24pm

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 11:45pm
I WOH, but I am home with my kids during sick and vacation days.
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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 11:48pm
My son is in a daycare where almost all of the teachers have worked for more than 15 years. The teachers are amazing, and the director is amazing. My son has a blast. He gets to play with other kids his own age. And the daycare is less than a 5 minute walk from my job. It's great. The stereotype of the high turnover, 19-20 yo working for minimum wage is a stereotype-- a bad one.
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Sat, 11-12-2011 - 11:08am
geschichtsgal wrote:
My son is in a daycare where almost all of the teachers have worked for more than 15 years. The teachers are amazing, and the director is amazing. My son has a blast. He gets to play with other kids his own age. And the daycare is less than a 5 minute walk from my job. It's great. The stereotype of the high turnover, 19-20 yo working for minimum wage is a stereotype-- a bad one.

WHile there have been teens as young as 14 working at the family daycare that Dylan went to, they were alumni of that same dc.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 8:34am
Some of the main teachers have children in college who now work there as assistant teachers while they are in school. In my son's room last year the main teacher's daughter worked in the same classroom. It's kind of neat.
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Registered: 03-19-2010
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 4:36pm
What you said is that being a SAHM is a better choice for everyone. You can talk around it all you want, but you said it. It's unfortunate that you believe that you are right.

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men."


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Registered: 03-19-2010
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 4:46pm

I WOH and I am not home with my kids on sick and vacation days.

"It is said that men may not be the dreams of the Gods, but rather that the Gods are the dreams of men."


-Carl S

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Registered: 03-26-2010
Sun, 11-13-2011 - 6:33pm
I am in a similar situation to you. For me, it is because I am unemployed. My masters degree is in a field that is very tough. Anyway, I know how you feel. I love not working and being with my husband for lunch and dinner. I feel funny too about it, like I am not supposed to love it. But, then when I tell other women they say either they are jealous, or I should enjoy it because it's a break from working, which is needed. I am trying to get pregnant, and look forward to being a stay-at-home. If that is your goal, then more power to you.

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