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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Fri, 08-26-2011 - 1:19pm

Amen

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Registered: 05-31-2011
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 1:29pm

I used my mom as a hypothetical example.

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Registered: 05-27-1998
Fri, 08-26-2011 - 3:04pm

No, no, no. You misread my post. The bad news I was referrring to--my post was tongue in cheek--was that no one could be fired from being a SAHM and some of us might want to be fired on certain days. I wasn't intending to upset you or anyone else!

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Fri, 08-26-2011 - 3:07pm

wouldn't that mean I was quitting, or putting myself at part-time status? As you move on to greater opportunities, will you consider yourself a part-time mother?

there is no work status that changes a mother's relationship to her children IMO.

 

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Sat, 08-27-2011 - 10:00am

Or she could do what my mom did--get her child development certificate and work in a daycare.

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Sat, 08-27-2011 - 10:02am

Grandkids are more fun.

Chris

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Registered: 08-27-2011
Sat, 08-27-2011 - 9:39pm

Ive

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Sun, 08-28-2011 - 5:07am

Yeah, but then she would have to take care of them, which is apparently too much of a drag. These are parents who prefer to sit and gawk at them and talk about how cute they are.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sun, 08-28-2011 - 7:04am

Way back in 2009, I wrote the below on my blog in response to a similar comment (to yours) from a woman who was waxing poetic about how she was going to miss the pooped on days now that they were nearing an end.

I get the part about missing the very things I railed about in the day, but the fact is, if I weren't missing those days, I'd be missing THESE. The ones where my kid's a grown up that I really like, about to marry a girl I really like. Where I'm actually contemplating a pointless and totally unnecessary change of domicile, so that I can drive even FARTHER to work, but live in the same neighborhood that boy and his girl are moving to. Because they have ASKED me to consider moving there.

I would never want to be missing THESE days. This is where life is the richest. Why on earth would I trade that for more poop??

I should mention, the boy and the girl have married and I'd moved, a totally pointless and unnecessary change of domicile to be closer to them.

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Sun, 08-28-2011 - 7:10am

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