Is SAHM a Job?

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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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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 5:55pm
emptynester2009 wrote:





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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 6:06pm

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 6:27pm

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Sometimes what a person would RATHER do (such as SAH or WOH) is not the best choice for their family, so they choose to do what is best for their family even though they would RATHER be doing something else.





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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 6:38pm

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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 7:02pm

SAHM is a full time job+! I have three kids, all in 3 different schools. There is running them around, grocery shopping, doctor, psychologist, advocate, schedule keeper, chef, housekeeper, peace keeper, disiplinarine. We, as mother, put everyone ahead of ourselves to make sure that the household has everything that it needs to run smoothly. This is the hardest, but most rewarding job I've ever done. The old saying, "A man's work is from sun to sun, but a woman's work is never done." is so true. I don't get coffee breaks and often times don't get lunch because I get distracted because I am cleaning or cooking or doing laundry.

SAHM are the busiest and most underappreciated people in the world. The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 7:14pm

In that case, we all have the choice to sah, work part time or woh.

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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 7:30pm
emptynester2009 wrote:





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Registered: 05-13-2009
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 7:33pm



I do all that, 3 kids in 3 diff schools etc and I work. My husband, who also works, helps a lot too. I don't put everyone ahead of myself though. The kids usually come first, because our family is pretty kid-focused, but my marriage and my health sometimes rise to the top of needs-work list.

Who needs to appreciate a sahm except in the members of her family? Working parents rock the cradle too, and there's a lot more of them in line for world ruling...

Really, I'm glad you have a well-functioning family dynamic, but it's not the only dynamic that works for healthy family life.

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Thu, 08-25-2011 - 7:45pm

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 8:07pm

Very true, but that work is still a choice based on your logic.

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