What are your thoughts?

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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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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 7:43pm

Yes, the acronyms

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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 9:07pm
You know, I interpreted your post to mean that if you don't have childcare, you're still doing the mom stuff while you're working from home. But this is a slow board.....
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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 9:26pm
I'm a full-time mom with a full-time income. My husband is a full-time dad with a full-time income. We both WOH. Your definition of SAHM is not my definition of SAHM.
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 3:23am

That "mompreneursonline" thing is some kind of MLM, I think, and you get the feeling that they paid for the article.

If you are working from home, you are not a SAHM, right off the bat. Besides, most women, who have actual, real experience with WAH, know that you need childcare of some kind to do any kind of serious work from home. Some will try to make it count as quality time, by having a sitter in the house minding the kid while mom works. IMHO, a bad idea in most cases. Just own the fact that you can't spend every waking moment with preshus and get over it. Preshus will.

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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 3:28am

So when do you work and how many hours do you work per week? Do the kids know not to disturb you when you work, or how do you manage that?

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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 7:42am
I do think there is a new generation of SAHMs that is very different from my own stay at home mother's generation. We're blogging but I don't think they should be confused with WAHMs, I made the mistake once of signing up for surveys, a friend told me about the rewards behind them so I signed up for a couple then the surveys started doubing and tripling over in my inbox! It became too much and so not worth my time, My only trouble now is unsubscribing to the stupid things, Lol!

 


 


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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:49am
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. I do think many of them identify as SAHMs although they are technically WAHMs, because they fit their work around their responsibilities as SAHMs-- (writing a few blog posts, teaching an online class, making things to sell on Etsy, etc.)
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:49am
Comparing a WOHM to someone who has giver her child up for adoption is incredibly insulting.
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:50am
I think the line can be blurry for many of these women.
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:54am