Introducing myself

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Introducing myself
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Wed, 06-18-2008 - 5:13pm
Okay, well...my name is Valerie. I'm not a parent, although at times I feel like one (I have to take care of my sister). But I am a SAH of sorts. I'm disabled. Not to mention, I have social anxiety. I like to stay alone, most of the time. I do the domestic things. I have to pull my own weight. I do get my own paychecks. Of course, it's below the poverty line. But it's something. I think SAHMS deserve pay. More than I make. After all, I'm making money to stay home. But most stay-at-homes make no money for the work they do.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 06-25-2008 - 12:25pm

Do you mean that there was a time when women were not allowed to have *any* jobs or just not allowed to work at *certain* jobs?

If you mean the first, please provide some links. Women have always worked in our history. Some may have been barred from certain professions, but there have always been working women.

If you mean the second, then that time is not so long ago. For example it wasn't until the 1990's that women were allowed to captain US warships.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 06-25-2008 - 12:28pm
If a sahp gets paid to clean up poopy diapers or throw up at 2AM then anyone who cleans up poopy diapers or throw up at 2AM should be paid regardlesss of sah/woh status.
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Wed, 06-25-2008 - 12:44pm
For the second time, it was a joke.

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Sandi--Mommy to Ryan 7/24/07


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Wed, 06-25-2008 - 12:45pm

Oh I know how that goes, I've been to the breast vs. bottle debate board. ;)


I respectfully disagree. :)

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Sandi--Mommy to Ryan 7/24/07


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Wed, 06-25-2008 - 1:36pm

hoo man that boards a killer --

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Wed, 06-25-2008 - 2:34pm

Lol, you're too funny.

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Wed, 06-25-2008 - 10:06pm
I don't think I was meaning it literally, when I talked about getting pay. Oftentimes, it's merely used as an example of how mothers are overworked and underappreciated. It isn't always the case. Some women are lucky. They have a good man.
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Wed, 06-25-2008 - 10:10pm
I didn't mean it literally either, I'm sorry your intro thread was fouled up with debate, I didn't mean for that to happen. :)

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Sandi--Mommy to Ryan 7/24/07


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Thu, 06-26-2008 - 2:26am

I repectfully disagree. Raising our children has been work but it wasn't a job. But then our perspective on raising children is from opposite ends; your's at the beginning and mine at the end. 3 of our children are adults (30, 27, and 23), our youngest is 10. I also have 2 grandchildren with #3 on the way.

Chris

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

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Thu, 06-26-2008 - 6:53am

"They have a good man."

or a good woman.... ;-)

"If gay Americans are not allowed to get married and have all the benefits that American citizens are entitled to by the Bill of Rights, they should get one hell of a tax break. That is my opinion,"

- Jeane "Dear Abby" Phillips, in an interview with Lisa Leff.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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