disclaimer....Iam a sah mom
"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .
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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Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.
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.
i agree in the time frame many if not most moms went back to work if they did at all too.
wow, 1980 is 30 years now isn't it?
Glad it was not just my "little world" that families were