Poor nutrition sah/woh issue?

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Poor nutrition sah/woh issue?
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Tue, 12-29-2009 - 7:24pm

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sun, 01-03-2010 - 1:41pm

I was only 9 in 1980 and most moms were still sahms.

Of course you were. And of course, they weren't (mostly SAHMs)--various isolated outposts of the world, notwithstanding, of course. However, basing a generalized discussion on the unique habits of one tiny little community in one tiny little corner of the earth, simply because it's your personal experience, is hardly sound debate practice.

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"Flying there, yes you need a passport.... taking a cruise there you'd just need her to have a BC. If you took a cruise out of Port Canaveral you could spend one or two days at Disney to satisfy that, then a three or four day cruise to Bahamas and maybe Key West." -- Jamie's excellent and accurate advice with regard to travel documents needed when traveling internationally

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sun, 01-03-2010 - 1:43pm
Why what?

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Kitty

"Flying there, yes you need a passport.... taking a cruise there you'd just need her to have a BC. If you took a cruise out of Port Canaveral you could spend one or two days at Disney to satisfy that, then a three or four day cruise to Bahamas and maybe Key West." -- Jamie's excellent and accurate advice with regard to travel documents needed when traveling internationally

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Sun, 01-03-2010 - 1:58pm

Yes, I was thinking that would depend a great deal on where you were, what the educational level was in the community and so on. In the homeland, SAHMs were already a fairly rare breed by 1980.

Also, contrary to that poster's experience, my experience was not that SAHMs cooked due to meager funds. They cooked because that was just what you did when you were a SAHM and besides, there wasn't much choice in the matter unless you were so loaded that you had a cook. However, by the 70s, hired help had become extremely difficult to scare up (in large part because most women could better jobs than domestic service jobs), so even my fairly loaded grandma cooked, every day, twice a day.

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Registered: 12-31-2009
Sun, 01-03-2010 - 2:08pm
Nah, don't think it was "the unique habits of one tiny little community in one tiny little corner of the earth".
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Sun, 01-03-2010 - 2:34pm
How fascinating.

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Kitty

"Flying there, yes you need a passport.... taking a cruise there you'd just need her to have a BC. If you took a cruise out of Port Canaveral you could spend one or two days at Disney to satisfy that, then a three or four day cruise to Bahamas and maybe Key West." -- Jamie's excellent and accurate advice with regard to travel documents needed when traveling internationally

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sun, 01-03-2010 - 2:36pm

Since in 1980 64.9% of mothers with children 6-7 years old were in the work force if most of the mothers were SAHMs in your corner of the world than it is reflective of that community and not the U.S. as a whole.

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0104670.html

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 01-03-2010 - 3:44pm

i agree in the time frame many if not most moms went back to work if they did at all too.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Sun, 01-03-2010 - 3:47pm

wow, 1980 is 30 years now isn't it?

 

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Registered: 12-31-2009
Sun, 01-03-2010 - 3:50pm

THANK.YOU.


Glad it was not just my "little world" that families were

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sun, 01-03-2010 - 3:59pm
Wow was a interesting, if utterly bogus, spin to put on it. Only broken families have WOHPs?

Edited to fix spelling

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Kitty

"Flying there, yes you need a passport.... taking a cruise there you'd just need her to have a BC. If you took a cruise out of Port Canaveral you could spend one or two days at Disney to satisfy that, then a three or four day cruise to Bahamas and maybe Key West." -- Jamie's excellent and accurate advice with regard to travel documents needed when traveling internationally



Edited 1/3/2010 4:00 pm ET by puss_boo_kay

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"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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