Is SAHM a Job?

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Is SAHM a Job?
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Wed, 08-24-2011 - 3:37pm

I recently started reading stfuparentsblog and fell in love with it. The blogger pokes fun of parents from submitted facebook and twitter updates. She's a real riot to read, probably because my kids are older and I've been out of the 'mommy' stage for a while now and I'm beyond taking any of it personally. It could be found offensive a little, though I think she touches on some of the subjects discussed here often.

Recently, the blogger made a guest post at mommyish asking, Can Stay-At-Home-Moms Say That They Have Jobs?

So, what do you think? Is being a SAHM a 'job'?

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Registered: 04-21-2011
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 1:11pm

I think SAHM is more of a priviledge than a job.

Anna wife to Sam, mom to my 3 sons, and stepmom to Sam's 2 daughters :) Work from home and love it - www.workathomeunited.com/AnnaAbma
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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 3:28pm

It depends.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:03pm

SAH was more a societal norm in my mother's generation, i think having the ability to chose SAH (if you want it and can afford to) is a privlege now too.

 

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:04pm

Marge: Cheer up, Homie.
Homer: I just feel terrible about getting Mr. Smithers fired. That job was all he had. Imagine how you'd feel Marge if you got fired from the... those... things that... you do.
Bart: Quick Mom, whip up a cake before Dad fires ya!





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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:12pm
so which is it, getting to chose either - or - woh that's the privlege IYO?

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:37pm

Getting to choose is the privilege.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:38pm

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:46pm
ok, thanks, i didn't get your initial point there!

 

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:52pm

Actually, I would rather work fulltime.

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:54pm

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