SAHM vs. WOHM what do you love?

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SAHM vs. WOHM what do you love?
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Wed, 07-30-2008 - 3:05am

So, I've stumbled onto this page from the August Expecting Club and due to my own questions thought I'd ask those here their TOTALLY open and honest opinion...


I'm 25, DH & I are anxiously anticipating our first child and we are currently trying to decide whether I should be a stay at home mom OR work outside the home.


I've had several different career opportunities but nothing "professional" I guess you could say.


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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 11:45am

HECK!

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 11:54am

I've never worked for a company that had total control of my life, heck not even the during the hours that I worked did anyone (but me) have total control of my life.

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 12:02pm

No double whammy here. I have great flexiblity at my job which is one of the main reasons why I'm still there. I could make a heck of a lot more money if I changed jobs and locations. And unless you live on a desert island, you never have total control of your life. There are parents, dh/so, jobs, children and just life in general. Even your own medical/dental appointments have some control over your life. When you go to the bank, go shopping, pay bills. Yes, the internet has changed some of that but there are occasions when you must go there in person. Our water bill, for example, can't be paid on line and must be in the mail before the mail carrier empties it.

Chris

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Registered: 05-14-2006
Mon, 08-04-2008 - 12:35pm

"Really, unless you own your own business, someone else has total control of your life."


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Registered: 01-02-2008
Mon, 08-04-2008 - 2:28pm

""more or less get up when I want to, do what I want to, go on vacation when I want to"

Unless you home school those two perks go away when kids start school and you have to work with their schedules."

I see what you are saying here, but I have most certainly taken vacation with the kids while school was still in session. It's not like you CAN'T go on vacation because it's not a school break.

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 2:48pm

It's not like you CAN'T go on vacation because it's not a school break.


Is there a limit in your school district as to how many unexcused absences you can have? Our school disrtict considers any time off that is not for illness or medically based to be unexcused.

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 2:51pm

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:01pm

"I see what you are saying here, but I have most certainly taken vacation with the kids while school was still in session. It's not like you CAN'T go on vacation because it's not a school break."


I wouldn't do that.

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:36pm

True, but the older a child gets, the harder it is for them to be out of class while class is in session.

PumpkinAngel

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Mon, 08-04-2008 - 3:37pm

<< It's not like you CAN'T go on vacation because it's not a school break.>>


and for the most part in elementary school, it's not such a huge deal. BUT, it becomes a huge deal when you take a fair/poor middle or high school student, give them

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