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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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-17-2007
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 4:37pm

On this board we have considered sah a status and not a "job".

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 6:43pm

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-22-2009
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 6:49pm

The OP does not say that SAH is a relationship, it says:

"the parent-child dynamic was a relationship"

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-29-1999
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 7:13pm
Nope, it is not a job. If that were the case, then the working parent would have two jobs, which they don't, (unless they do).
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2005
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 8:06pm

It's work, but it's not a job if we're using





iVillage Member
Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 08-24-2011 - 8:39pm

My definition of a job is really simple: If you didn't do it, could you be fired?

In the case of SAHM, the answer is no. For some of you, this may be very bad news indeed.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 7:30am

SAH is not a job the way a paid for job is but i do think by staying home you assume a role that is a lot of work, if that makes sense, Lol!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 7:45am

we all have jobs, you hear that word in school and i use "job" when i tell my kids to tackle a task or do their homework!

 

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 7:50am

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-15-2006
Thu, 08-25-2011 - 9:02am

that was pretty much my mom too, my oldest sibling was born less than a year after she adn dad married.

 

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