Which Is Easier?

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Which Is Easier?
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Mon, 05-05-2008 - 2:03pm

What do you think is easier? Being a SAHM or being a working mother? I've done both but only worked part time. I think they are both hard, It was hard trying to juggle work and home when I was working, but being at home all day is enough to drive you crazy. Talking to nobody over the age of 5 for 10 hours a day, and doing the same thing day after day.


My husband took a week off of work after our second dd was born, and by the end of the week doing everything that I would normally do, (I had a csection, I was no use to anybody) he said he had never realized just how much has to be done every day and he wanted to just go back to work.


So what is your opinion? What is harder, being at home, or working? Or are they tied, just different?

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Sun, 05-11-2008 - 3:43pm

Where is this place where children are in school "all day long"? Our kids are in school 6 1/2 hours 4 days a week and 4 1/4 one day a week. I'd hardly call it "all day". Plus, they only go to school 180 days out of 365 - assuming they were never sick.

Although, I agree that sah is easier than fulltime woh for me- now that my children are in "fulltime" school.

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Mon, 05-12-2008 - 9:02am

"Yeah, i guess I just assume that my husband would kick in with all the household stuff if I were working fulltime as well."


ROFL, yeah right.

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Mon, 05-12-2008 - 9:03am
Or as Wayne would say "yeah...and someday monkeys might fly out of my butt"
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Mon, 05-12-2008 - 9:15am
I am one of the "lucky" ones. It does work that way in my house.
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Mon, 05-12-2008 - 9:30am

"ROFL, yeah right.

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Mon, 05-12-2008 - 9:30pm

Depends on the mom, the job, and the family.


No

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Tue, 05-13-2008 - 1:15pm

I think that far too much depends upon the circumstances of the individual sitation to make a flat out statement of one being easier than the other.


A SAHM of a special needs child may have a much more difficult job of it than a

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Wed, 05-14-2008 - 9:27am

But I see it as he has definite hours. My shift is around the clock.


I am a new SAHM but I had heard this 24/7 issue with being a SAHM.

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Wed, 05-14-2008 - 9:42am

For me they are just different.

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Wed, 05-14-2008 - 11:07am

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