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 - 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 - 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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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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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 - 7:43pm

Yes, the acronyms

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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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Tue, 01-24-2012 - 7:28pm

Actually, you did.

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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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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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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".