What do SAHMs do all day?

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What do SAHMs do all day?
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Mon, 10-14-2013 - 3:59pm

It was a question such as this that prompted  the male author to write the following article in the Huffington post.  He is tired of working moms of putting down his wife because she is SAH: 

Look, I don't cast aspersions on women who work outside of the home. I understand that many of them are forced into it because they are single mothers, or because one income simply isn't enough to meet the financial needs of their family. Or they just choose to work because that's what they want to do. Fine. I also understand that most "professional" women aren't rude, pompous and smug, like the two I met recently.

But I don't want to sing Kumbaya right now. I want to kick our backwards, materialistic society in the shins and say, "GET YOUR FREAKING HEAD ON STRAIGHT, SOCIETY."

This conversation shouldn't be necessary. I shouldn't need to explain why it's insane for anyone -- particularly other women -- to have such contempt and hostility for "stay at home" mothers. Are we really so shallow? Are we really so confused? Are we really the first culture in the history of mankind to fail to grasp the glory and seriousness of motherhood? The pagans deified Maternity and turned it into a goddess. We've gone the other direction; we treat it like a disease or an obstacle.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/matt-walsh/youre-a-stay-at-home-mom-_b_4086126.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular
I also found the last couple of paragraphs interesting, he was talking about how it doesn't matter who is busier and why we try to keep score.
Any thoughts on the article?

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:45pm

I font post here under HistorianMom.

You "don't". Isn't this the name you posted under on your dh's phone?

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:45pm

I dont post here under HistorianMom.

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:40pm

Or:

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:38pm

Ummm..,yeah, yeah. Sorry, that's how math works.

It works that way when you have TWO poster names. What about the others, like Historianmom?

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:36pm
Ummm..,yeah, yeah. Sorry, that's how math works.
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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:35pm

Yeah, I did make about a dozen posts on my husband's phone over the months the was in Europe this fall. Let's see, we add 12 to the total divide by 58 again, and we get....the same answer. Gosh.

Umm..yeah, no. Good try though. You just can't stop, can you? lol. 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:32pm
Yeah, I did make about a dozen posts on my husband's phone over the months the was in Europe this fall. Let's see, we add 12 to the total divide by 58 again, and we get....the same answer. Gosh.
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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:28pm

I forgot you dint understand averages. Never mind.

It doesn't work that way when you have used multiple names over the last 58 months. Talk about not understanding. lolol. 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:26pm

I forgot you dont understand averages. Never mind.

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:19pm

You ALSO have used many other names than this one in the last 58 months. BAER

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