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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Mon, 08-29-2011 - 9:24pm

That has been my experience as well.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 1:33am

"And not everyone is good at selling the Melaleuca business to their friends. ;-) If that was my only option, I'd much rather work at McDonald's, but that's me."

Amen!

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Tue, 08-30-2011 - 1:36am

Agreed. One of my friends had academics for parents. She told me that as a child she hated the sound of typewriters, because her parents were home, but working, and the kids knew they were not supposed to disturb the parents if the parents were writing. I have heard similar stories from other people whose parents worked at home.

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 6:22pm

There's really no ideal, just acceptable compromises.

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Tue, 08-30-2011 - 8:59pm
My youngest is starting preschool, my oldest high school. I am sometimes a bit nostolegic for the days past, but I love this new stage in my life.

I have been home for 15 years.
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Wed, 08-31-2011 - 7:16pm
what's pretty incredible to me are the things my kids remember, what i never guessed they would they do, Lol.

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 08-31-2011 - 7:17pm
i like this!

 

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Thu, 09-01-2011 - 7:44am

New here.

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 7:52am

Yes!

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 7:54am

Me three.

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