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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Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:16pm

    Why post something that everyone has already seen?

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:15pm

    mortyswife wrote:
    <p>Why are you ignoring my question?</p>

    What question?  

    PumpkinAngel

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:15pm

    What are you talking about? Pics of your kids? I said NOTHING about your kids or pictures of them. Stop making up things PKA. You know I was speaking about the honesty of things I say and post.

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:14pm

    Why are you ignoring my question?

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:14pm

    mortyswife wrote:
    <p>Why post something that everyone has already seen?</p>

    I haven't seen any pictures that support your fictional comments about me or my kids.  How and why did you get photos of me or my kids?

    PumpkinAngel

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:13pm

    Or instead of the pattern of discussing me, we could discuss the topic?  There was a great post about the differences between 14/15 and 18/19 years olds earlier in the thread and I didn't see you commenting on it despite you saying that the differences depends on distance of college.

    PumpkinAngel

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:12pm

    Why post something that everyone has already seen?

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:11pm

    ...or instead of following this pattern of discussing me, we could actually discuss the topic?  There was a great earlier post about the differences between a 14-15 and a 18-19 year old, I didn't see you commenting on that...

    PumpkinAngel

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:09pm

    mortyswife wrote:
    <p>Maybe because they can't believe that someone could ACTUALLY be honest. I don't know PKA. Pics and stories on other online sites PROVE that I do NOT lie.</p>

    That's not true, I believe that there are a lot of honest people in this world.  I think there are a lot of good moral, non law breaking, good honest people in this world.  So you might want to think about more about the situation.  All I know is that I read a lot of made up fictional comments with your name attached about myself on a regular basis, I don't know how pictures would prove that they are true, but you are more than welcome to post them here.

    PumpkinAngel

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    Sun, 10-20-2013 - 3:03pm

    Maybe because they can't believe that someone could ACTUALLY be honest. I don't know PKA. Pics and stories on other online sites PROVE that I do NOT lie.

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