I think your feelings are completely valid and normal.
"I think that if given the choice of wokring or not working many would choose the not working option if feasible/acceptable."
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"you can ALWAYS make money at home"
Really, I do not know of any occupations where there are unlimited openings. If that were true then there would
>.you can ALWAYS make money at home...plus stay at home moms should be paid for all the work they do without a separate job!!<
Having a wahp can be more confusing to children than having 2 wohps. The parent is at home but not always available. It can be easier on everyone if the child goes to daycare even when the parent is home working. Not to mention safer in some cases.
>A lot of people out there make it seem like you HAVE to have a degree to do anything worth while....SO not true. Plus then all they do is take your money anyway once you start working (taxes). You can make money easily at home if you want (i do). You can even turn a hobby into making money (crafts, etc). I'm a professional dog trainer to make money on the side, plus I work at home with Ameriplan which makes even more and challenges me! <
And this confuses me. Don't you pay taxes on the income you make as a dog trainer and from Ameriplan? What if everyone stayed home to avoid paying taxes? Where would the money come from to pay the sahp?
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
I know that working at/from home is a viable way to earn money. I do it, one sister does it (more than 26 years while raising 2 children as a single mom for most of it), my fil did it (after their children were adults; he worked 50 hours a week and went to night school while my dh was in high school in order to change careers), my other sister has done it (without children), a number of my friends have done it. But it's not easy and comes with some of the same "sacrifices" and compromises as woh does. Not all wah jobs/careers lend themselves to working around the kiddies, especially if one wants/needs to earn more than a few dollars doing it and/or to build up the business. As an ah employee, a company can require a certain number of hours (and even which hours) to be dedicated toward the job. Even as a dog trainer, I could see where you would need to find some type of other care for your child/ren at times in order to accommodate clients' requirements.