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 - 1:30pm

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"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 - 1:24pm
sorry about spelling mistakes but my blood pressure just went through the roof
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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:23pm
sunnysideupinrome wrote:

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.

Umm yes, that's what most posters here think.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:21pm

Amazing how now every word being said on this discussion

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:19pm
puss_boo_kay wrote:
You didn't say that , but the poster to whom I responded certainly said it--as if the only possible reason a family might have two working adults is because we put money ahead of our kids. Or that we can't possibly understand the importance of our children because she just assumes none of us have ever had a child with major medical problems. Those are huge assumptions to make, and really unfair ones. No one in this thread has been the least critical nor dismissive of your life choice. And yet, she found it necessary to drop that load here, in a group she clearly knows nothing about, posting as if she's got all this experience that we shold value and respect, yet her entire post is disrespectful of any choice that doesn't match hers.

I don't see any reason to pretend her presumptive and offensive post was anything other than presumptive and offensive.

Yes ditto.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:18pm

"Being a good parent and having kids grow up to be confident, self-reliant and feeling loved has nothing to do with whether you SAH or not."

This--I agreed with your whole post, but this summed it up.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:10pm

"It is very upsetting that when a woman decides to be SAH with or without children, she is sometimes judged."

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 11-11-2011 - 1:06pm

I am very sorry about your ds, it is very difficult when your child has medical issues and your child's are very serious.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 12:46pm

Yep.

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Fri, 11-11-2011 - 12:45pm

Really, I am delighted that you are delighted with your choices.

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