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 - 9:07pm
9640 + 8734 = 18734. Wow! I hand it to you bord...

 

 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 9:05pm

I know I know, the "lies" are like a sink hole b/c when there's nothing left to debate that is what they resort too. It's a common pattern and it's mean.

Yep. I am constantly told I lie. I have proven that I don't lie but I guess it is harder to face the truth for some.

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 9:03pm

I have plenty of positive contributions and make them, then get torn down for being all rainbows and sunshine....  Shaking head, sorry I don't call my life difficult bord, friendships alone to you are. 

 

 

 

 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 9:02pm
I know I know, the "lies" are like a sink hole b/c when there's nothing left to debate that is what they resort too. It's a common pattern and it's mean.

 

 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:59pm

I have plenty of positive contributions and make them, then get torn down for being all rainbows and sunshine....  Shaking head, sorry my life should be so difficult bord, friendships alone to you are. 

And then we are told we are lying and not honest. lol. 

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:58pm

No, Historian Mom is my Banshee name. Lois15354 was my original I-Village handle, but I got tired of typing the numbers and I switched about five years ago.

So you are trying to say you have only had TWO names on ivillage. Not true.

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:56pm

i can definitively say that PKA has not sat and hit refresh all day long. 

I wasn't talking about PKA, follow the posts.

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:56pm
I did he math. I average about 4 posts a day. Not overly much, IMO.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:50pm
No, Historian Mom is my Banshee name. Lois15354 was my original I-Village handle, but I got tired of typing the numbers and I switched about five years ago.
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Sat, 10-19-2013 - 8:50pm

mortyswife wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px">Here's what I want to know, Morty: Why do you come on here day after day and make nasty comments about my parenting and life?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px">Not sure what you mean. Why do you come on here and answer me and usually the second RIGHT after I post. Do you just sit and refresh ivillage all day long? </span></strong></p>

i can definitively say that PKA has not sat and hit refresh all day long. 

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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