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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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 10:24am

That could be.

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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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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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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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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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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:54am

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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 - 8:49am
Comparing a WOHM to someone who has giver her child up for adoption is incredibly insulting.
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 8:49am
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 - 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!