SAHM's not nice???

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Registered: 10-07-2008
SAHM's not nice???
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Sun, 11-02-2008 - 5:37pm

I read this article an was very dissappointed. Have you experienced this?? I have been a SAHM for 7 years and love it. While it is not easy and we have to sacrifice to do it, I feel so blessed to be able to. My other SAHM friends (and my friends who work for that matter!) are not like this at all and it makes me sad this woman has such negative perceptions of stay at home moms.....YIKES. Do you think your friends are like this?? Mine are NOT! http://www.bettyconfidential.com/ar/h/a/a02549.html


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Wed, 12-03-2008 - 6:45am
Thank you. My husband actually picked the first name, I picked the middle which I don't think is on this siggie...Magdalena Alexandria. A long name but a classic. :) I love it also, I get so many nice comments like yours about it! I think that is when you know you choose a good name, lol!

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Lilypie Zweiter Ticker
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Wed, 12-03-2008 - 6:16am
I love your daughter's name! When I was pregnant with our son, that's one of the names we considered if he had been a girl.
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Registered: 06-17-2004
Wed, 12-03-2008 - 5:38am
It sounds like the major sin of these women is that they all had personal histories with each other and didn't bother hiding it when this blogger showed up. So they talked about dramas within and between their group of families. And???? Women at work do that too so long as they have been working together long enough. This woman wasn't witnessing some sort of unique-to_SAHMs-cattiness. She was witnessing what happens when a group of women knows each other very, very well and spend a lot of time together. This one was angry at that one. The other one was crying "actual tears" (why is crying odd?). So? That isn't highschool. That's life. Or at least it's life when you spend an enormous amount of time with the same group of people and work on cultivating more than superficial relationships. Real relationships will involve "actual tears" from time to time. And anger.


Lilypie Zweiter Ticker
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Thu, 11-27-2008 - 1:05am

Nope never experienced anything like in this article. Maybe it is out there somewhere, but I really try hard not to get that involved in other people's lives to the point where something like this would happen.


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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sat, 11-22-2008 - 8:03am

"Our church has lots of activities during the week that I cannot participate in because I work. "

I wished my Congregation had more activities during the day. The vast majority are at night when I cannot attend. So, I started an activity. Perhaps you could start a group at might. Our Congregation has a preschooler group that meets during the day and is just now starting one that meets at night- for the dual wohfamilies. You could start one at your Church.

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Fri, 11-21-2008 - 11:32am

 

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Registered: 09-21-2008
Tue, 11-11-2008 - 2:06pm

I've never encountered that from a group of people.

 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Sun, 11-09-2008 - 4:51pm
It sounds like the major sin of these women is that they all had personal histories with each other and didn't bother hiding it when this blogger showed up. So they talked about dramas within and between their group of families. And???? Women at work do that too so long as they have been working together long enough. This woman wasn't witnessing some sort of unique-to_SAHMs-cattiness. She was witnessing what happens when a group of women knows each other very, very well and spend a lot of time together. This one was angry at that one. The other one was crying "actual tears" (why is crying odd?). So? That isn't highschool. That's life. Or at least it's life when you spend an enormous amount of time with the same group of people and work on cultivating more than superficial relationships. Real relationships will involve "actual tears" from time to time. And anger.
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Registered: 01-13-2004
Sun, 11-09-2008 - 4:40pm

>>>While it is not easy and we have to sacrifice to do it, I feel so blessed to be able to<<<<


Please keep in mind that working is also not easy and we also make sacrifices. I feel blessed that I can work the schedule I do and be with my children 4 days out of the week.


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Registered: 01-13-2004
Sun, 11-09-2008 - 4:38pm

I have experienced this type of behavior before. Our church has lots of activities during the week that I cannot participate in because I work. It also seems that if you are not in the clique you do not get asked to help with other things. I have offered my time on several occasions but pretty much get blown off.

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