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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Registered: 09-15-2013
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 9:50pm

You really need to slow down and read what you are replying to. 

She obviously needs something to do since there is no TV to watch and no human IRL to talk to. 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 9:53pm

Lol.  I'm not over what positive contributions must look like to her, obviously it still consists of tearing somebody else down. 

 

 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 9:54pm

Lol.  I'm not over what positive contributions must look like to her, obviously it still consists of tearing somebody else down. 

As long as we go to church tomorrow morning, it is all good. Don't you know that? Wink

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 9:57pm
"You really need to slow down and read what you are replying to. She obviously needs something to do since there is no TV to watch and no human IRL to talk to. " Since you were confused earlier about what I meant by nasty comments about me, Morty, this one is an example of a gratuitously nasty comment.
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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 9:59pm

Since you were confused earlier about what I meant by nasty comments about me, Morty, this one is an example of a gratuitously nasty comment.

Not nasty Bord, just telling the truth, as I don't lie. You can correct me if I am wrong though.

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:05pm
9640 + 8734 = 18734. Wow! I hand it to you bord... Yeah, when you add the two accounts together, you get that number. You also get the fact that I first registered with that account back in 1997. So 17 years, 205 months, average of about 92 posts a month. Which means that Morty here has managed to beat my average by a factor of more than ten. And yet she thinks I post too often. That just .......amazing.
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Registered: 09-15-2013
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:08pm

And yet she thinks I post too often. 

No, I said you post as soon as I do which I have asked if you sit here all day and night hitting the refresh button. 

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Registered: 09-15-2013
Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:11pm

Nighty Night everyone.

You can continue posting if you would like, trying to defend the amount of posts you have had for the last 55 years on here. lol. I didn't even GET a computer until 2000 in my home. I also don't sit here all day and night and hit the refresh button to have something to do. Since I have cable, I actually am listening to and watching it with my hubby at the same time as being on here (as you see, our house is small enough to have a conversation across it AND have our computer IN the living room so I can multi task). 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:13pm
If I am interested in a conversation and following it, I post as soon as I have something to add to it. I do not have a "refresh button" on my phone, that I am aware of, anyway.
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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 10:13pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
<p>I still remember when I discovered ivillage, Lol, it was the year we bought our "first" computer - Summer of 2001.  I was not yet pg with DS but had two toddler daughters. </p>

I don't remember when I did.  One of the good things about our military years was we always had something to use as a connection to when things happened,  "We were living in X so it must have been XX".  Since we have lived here for over 15 years we have lost that, the years tend to blend together.  I think my earliest posts were about DD1 getting ready for college, if that is the case then it would be 2000 or 2001 time frame. 

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