Just what is a SAHM?

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Just what is a SAHM?
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Mon, 02-18-2008 - 1:38pm

I was taking a class recently from a well known designer--she is on the design team for a couple of companies, she teaches classes, writes articles, and sells her own creations from time to time online.


She started her introduction by saying "I'm a stay at home mom who also....." and then went on to describe what she does professionally.

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Sat, 03-22-2008 - 1:53pm

"First off MSN really did do a study and came up with what a mother is worth. "

I saw it too. However, quite a bit of the things they attributed to a sahp, are also done by a wohp- like laundry, gardening, grocery shopping, cleaning, cooking.........

We all have the choice to pay someone to do the daily tasks of our lives. We also have a choice to do them ourselves and save the money. Think of all the money you are saving by doing so much of it yourself.

I don't hear people who paint their own house saying - someone should pay me to do this. They sometimes crow about how much money they saved by NOT hiring a painter.

When I mow the lawn. I don't think - "boy someone should be paying me to do this". I think- "I just saved $60".

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Thu, 03-27-2008 - 3:58pm

Exactly!! I saw a one page bio in some magazine - kind of meet the women you talk to on our magazine's message boards thing - and she went to great pains to describe herself as a SAHM, never leaving the word kids/my children out of one sentence but she works two-three nights a week.

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Thu, 03-27-2008 - 4:11pm

<Good for you!

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Thu, 03-27-2008 - 4:18pm

Why do you believe we are so angry?

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Thu, 03-27-2008 - 8:35pm
Because, silly, we won't give her money for absolutely no reason at all. Clearly that makes us meeeeeen, and you can't be meeeeen if you aren't angry. Der. ;)

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Sat, 03-29-2008 - 10:47pm

Wait, how is that paying it forward?

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Mon, 03-31-2008 - 9:54am
What you're asking makes no sense. By your logic, every mom should be sending a dollar to every other mom. If everyone gives a buck to everyone else, and everyone else gives a buck back, then everyone is left in the same place as before. For example, I give you $1, but you should also give me $1. If 85,000 moms give you $1, you should also send those 85,000 moms $1. Nothing changes, unless you have no intention of (literally) putting your money where your mouth is.
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Edited 3/31/2008 10:04 am ET by finally.me




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Sun, 04-06-2008 - 1:13pm

btw,what IS your tax bill?

 

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Sun, 04-06-2008 - 8:15pm

man, there's a reason dh does the taxes.