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: 12-07-2003
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:55am
I think that depends on the kind of work that a WAHM is doing. For many women, being interrupted is not necessarily a problem-- which is part of the reason these women see themselves as SAHMs even though they WAH. If I were to start a business selling things on Etsy, I could probably find quite a few hours a day, while minding children to work on my inventory. Some women sell vintage items-- I imagine some of them go thrifting with their children in tow.
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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:58am

I imagine that she works at something that she doesn't mind be interrupted from. I think that some people have an easier time with interruptions than others, and that some kinds of work-- especially work that is based on a finished product, rather than a number of hours spent-- lend themselves better to working around children. It might take 6 hours with interruptions to do something that could be done in 3 hours without interruptions, but some people might prefer that.

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Registered: 11-14-2011
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 9:42am
"I think it's just the new version of the Tupperware or Mary Kay "businesses" that women used to have for pin money. A few women are extremely successful, but they are the exception, not the rule."

That makes sense.
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Registered: 02-04-2009
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 9:46am

I think when they're talking about women blogging as their income, they're talking about folks like Young House Love, Crappy Pictures, and the Bloggess--women who have blogs with thousands of followers, advertisers who pay to appear on their blog page, etc.

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Kitty

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 10:24am

That could be.

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

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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 10:27am

Or a husband.

Chris

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Registered: 12-07-2003
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 11:53am
Exactly.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 7:15pm
I think there would have to be enough volume of work for a mom to be classified a WAHM. I won't do it and I don't think if you're at home making a livable/supporting income you are a SAHM.. These debates are always the funnest because everybody's definition of working status is so very different, Lol!

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 7:18pm
What work do you do from home? Thanks.

 


 


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Registered: 10-23-2001
Thu, 01-26-2012 - 10:03am

I have mom friends who are my age but a lot of them are younger than me and older than me too, some I am more close to than others. I just found out my 14 YO DD's good friend's mother is pregnant again, it caught me off guard for a second then I remembered how much younger she is than me, Lol.