What would YOU have to do to SAH?

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What would YOU have to do to SAH?
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Fri, 02-13-2009 - 5:09pm

If you're a WOH/WAH mom, what sort of "downsizing" would you need to do in order to afford to be a SAHM? (SAHM defined here as not earning any money)

For me, I would have to put all our non-essential possessions in storage and move in with my parents.

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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 4:43pm
Eh! One of my profs is Moroccan and educated in french private school in Morocco as well as in a French U. All the same, he speaks very nice Standard Arabic. I am sure that is not how he speaks when he is back in the old hood, but nor is it a foreign language to him. The key, as in many languages, is to know the literary language.
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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 3:52pm

I imagine if this man were your Dad. He is not only a medical doctor, but also has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and now he is about to become an astronaut! I'll bet his mother is a proud mom.

http://www.nasa.gov/vision/space/preparingtravel/ascan_bio_satcher.html

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Registered: 02-22-2007
Fri, 03-13-2009 - 2:50pm
I couldn't say, I only have a lowly master's degree...

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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 2:49pm

Precisely.

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Why hide your light under a bushel of bears, I ask you?

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fri, 03-13-2009 - 2:30pm
Apparently Moroccan is heavily influenced by French- so it isn't as easy to learn some of the other Arabic languages.
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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 2:21pm
Well, I think Norwegian wins that contest, lol. Any kind of Arabic will pretty much get you a job right now, and even if it is Moroccan you know, you can learn the other dialects fairly easily.
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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 2:10pm

No, we was an exchange student in 1979. He also speaks German - from a year in Germany in college and more classes when he came back. His native language is American English.

He once had a "debate" with one of our neighbors. She speaks Moroccan Arabic (from a Fulbrite stint after college). They debated which language was the least practical. :)

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Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 03-13-2009 - 1:49pm
Is he not teaching the kids? If he is a citizen, you should really sign them up for passports.
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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 1:41pm
I don't know, don't PhD's count like infinity? 1 infinity is equal to 2 infinity?
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Fri, 03-13-2009 - 1:38pm
Which means we don't have to worry about teaching our children any of the Scandinavian languages. :) (Although, my DH speaks Norwegian)

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