If you had to choose...

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If you had to choose...
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Mon, 07-14-2008 - 11:00pm

between being a full-time WOHM and a full-time SAHM (and both were feasible for you), which would you prefer, and why?
Given my job and my personality, I would prefer WOH. I don't find my job difficult or stressful. I very much enjoy it and feel energized by it. At the same time, I am lousy about domestic chores, so I would like to have the extra income for someone to help out with that. I'm also lousy at making my own routines and paying enough attention to DS, so although I love being around him, I don't have the energy to be a SAHM, and I feel that DS would actually have a better and more fun time in quality othercare.

How about you? If your choices were full-time WOHM or full-time SAHM, which would you prefer, and why?

Just so everyone knows, I'm more interested in the "why" part of the question. I've intentionally oversimplified the issue by making it an either/or choice between two options. What personality traits, desires, etc do you think would make you personally more suited to one or the other if you had to go all-or-none?




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Tue, 07-22-2008 - 10:29am
I can beat that -- I pay $10 a month for a gym membersip and the gym is open 24 hours a day -- there are no classes or pool but the lockers rooms rock, there are always plenty of machines, and best fo all there's a 30 minute express circuit workout that I can fit in on my schedule.
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Tue, 07-22-2008 - 11:14am
You beat me - I pay $17 a month (but it is taken out pre-tax :)).

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Tue, 07-22-2008 - 11:27am

Funny story...my company HQ is in NC.

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Tue, 07-22-2008 - 11:37am
ASMonkeyfoot-BF SAHM to Ariel 4/11/08 and Mason 3/22/10 
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Tue, 07-22-2008 - 12:03pm

I corrected myself in a later post.


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Tue, 07-22-2008 - 1:24pm

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Sun, 07-27-2008 - 8:27pm

Annoying things said to Stay At Home Moms
by mommyniri

I am looking for feedback to write an article on annoying things/assumptions people make on SAHM stay at home moms or dad. This will appear in my blog...and hopefully stop some stereotyping.

Thanks,

mommy niri

you can visit my blog at

http://mommyniri.blogspot.com/

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Sun, 07-27-2008 - 8:40pm
Here's some feedback; your incessant topic disruption on the board has been reported.

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"BTW, I hate Lifetime. Their movies will suck you in and all of a sudden you've watched 3 in a row, used every tissue in t

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Registered: 11-22-2005
Sun, 07-27-2008 - 8:51pm

Posting a question on 3 discussions does not incessant make. The threads of discussion were similar so I asked. Truth is everyone does ask this off topic sometimes in the discussion that is not related with the original topic. There is nothing funny or gainful I was trying to do except ask for opinions. I had no idea that this board was closed to people asking questions... forget it.. other boards were happier to provide input and not so closed.

Wow!! this is what happens when you ask for opinions, I wonder what happens when you give it.

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Registered: 07-26-2007
Sun, 07-27-2008 - 9:06pm

When you give opinions, eensy weensy violins play very sad music in tragic support of how hard your life is and how meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen all those nasty women are whose ongoing discussions you've disrupted and spammed.

Because, it's tragic, y'know, the way they resent it when you interrupt an ongoing discussion with a stupid request to help you write an article for your blog.

Eensy, weensy violins. Truly.

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