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: 02-24-2009
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 7:57am

I realize I am the resident curmudgeon on this issue, but I honestly do not comprehend why it is considered a privilege by some to be stuck hanging around with small children 24/7. Even if you love 'em half to death, it is a tedious and difficult business.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 8:09am

I understand that people have it worse than me.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 8:14am

Yes, I have met "poor" people.

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 8:17am

If you wanted to work then you would.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 8:24am

How do you know my life better than me?

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 8:38am

Maybe we adults shouldn't be talking about this the working or not working to be with kids. The kids might surprise us if asked which is better for them!

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 9:08am

OK a little defensive.

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 9:43am

I feel closer to my kids now that I'm not working. I worked when I had my oldest starting at 2 months.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 9:53am

"I don't know your life better than you."

THank you.

"I know burdens and I think we'd all be better off admitting that having kids changes our lives."

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Registered: 09-01-2011
Thu, 09-01-2011 - 10:26am

Platitudes go on and on because they're pretty darn reliable.

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