What are your thoughts?

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Registered: 11-14-2011
What are your thoughts?
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 10:35am

I read the article this morning, and thought of this board, and others like it.

http://lifestyle.msn.com/your-life/live-your-dream/article.aspx?cp-documentid=31958038

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Registered: 01-09-2012
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 3:35pm

I never said that you weren't a mom if you are not full time. :)

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 3:51pm

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 3:51pm

I have always found the term "full time Mom" to be insulting. I don't consider myself a "part time wife" because my husband and I don't spend every moment of every day together.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:10pm
I've been a full time mom since I became pregnant with my first child. Work status has nothing to do with it.
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:17pm

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:25pm
That's what I thought.

I work part time, about three and a half days a week. I do, on occassion, work from home. It is not a good fit for me. I am not nearly as efficient, it takes me AT LEAST twice as long to do anything, the kids are constantly interupting, and if they aren't, I am preoccupied with concern about what they are up to. ;) I always feel like I'm neglecting either the kids or work, when I'm paying attention to the other. As it is, I only wah as needed, such as having sick kids home from school.

I feel like part time the best of both worlds, But I certainly don't "have it all".
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Registered: 01-09-2012
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:40pm

ack, you are right! I did not know I said that. Let me just say that I apologize for confusion. What I meant to say is not what that says. My prior post says it best, I hope, when I clarified.

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Registered: 01-09-2012
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 4:46pm

Work status does not define if you are mom. I am a sahm who works at home full-time. I am still a sahm. I do all for my kids and for my job. (I do graphic design.) To me, that makes me the stay-at-home mom who happens to work full-time too. If I used childcare while I worked, then I am not a sahm, I would be working, not mothering. Neither makes me a better mother but you can definitely do work and be mom if you are their sole provider at that given moment.

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 7:28pm

Actually, you did.

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

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Tue, 01-24-2012 - 7:36pm
likeomgreally wrote:

I never said that you weren't a mom if you are not full time. :)

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