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: 03-31-2003
Fri, 06-27-2008 - 7:43pm

I agree - easy, difficult, hard, etc are all subjective and very much depend on the situation and

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Sat, 06-28-2008 - 11:14pm

Being a caregiver to a child is definitely a job, IMO, and while I wouldn't say I should get monetarily compensated for it, I'd have to say we'd have a hard time coming up with adequate compensation--I mean, how do you decide how much one should get paid for cleaning up poopy diapers or throw up at 2am, lol. ;) "



Agree with the other poster who asked who should pay you for this? Anymore than your DH should pay you for being a wife,

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Sun, 06-29-2008 - 8:33am

Yeah, clearly you missed the winking smiley, too. :)


Then we agree to disagree.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sun, 06-29-2008 - 9:54am

" I look at what I do as my job and for those women who wah/woh I believe they have two jobs."

Does that go only for women? Or do WOHDs work two jobs too?

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Registered: 03-31-2003
Sun, 06-29-2008 - 10:29am

"If we can employ people to care for our children why is it so outside of the realm of possibitly for some to consider being a parent a *job*?"


Well, in that case, is cooking dinner a "job" because

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Sun, 06-29-2008 - 1:43pm

Then we agree to disagree.

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Sun, 06-29-2008 - 4:59pm

Lol, some of you are wound a little too tight when it comes to terms and their definitions.

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Registered: 01-07-2007
Sun, 06-29-2008 - 5:00pm
No, it goes for all parents who actually parent.

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 9:19am

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Registered: 07-23-2003
Mon, 06-30-2008 - 9:21am
welcome to the never ending debate.

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