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, 09-02-2011 - 1:44pm

I work at 3 different schools each week, so the times vary.

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 1:36pm

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 1:28pm

Yes, many of us are flexible like that!

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 11:21am

My commute to work is only five to seven minutes....but most mornings I have to take my son to school first, which is about a twenty minute drive, then drive back, with is about fifteen minutes.

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 11:08am

Before Dylan was born and up until he was 18 months old, my commute was 90 minutes one way.

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 10:37am

I commute a solid hour each way--longer if there's even a smidge of traffic (or even more often, the lights on New York Avenue are out of sync again).

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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 10:33am

Yeah, I'm trying to think back and I can only think of 2 or 3 bosses who were truly awful. The rest I liked really well and I've had at least twice as many truly awesome bosses, compared to awful ones.

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 10:32am
And some people prefer SAH at some points in their life and WOH in other.
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Fri, 09-02-2011 - 10:31am
hotmammie wrote:

I looked over these attachments and have to laugh.

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

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Fri, 09-02-2011 - 10:23am

I think you are making the classic mistake of mistaking your own preferences for universal preferences.

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