Who has an easier transition?

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Who has an easier transition?
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Fri, 07-17-2009 - 10:29am
Who do you think has an easier transition: the SAHM re-entering the workforce? Or the WOHM staying home for the first time? Why?

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 10:55am
Seriously. I have standards, y'know ;)

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 12:49pm
Yes, we agree, but since there is no accounting for taste, we agree n "to each his own" as well.
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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 12:51pm
Besides, the taste that would appreciate the beauty of a vintage Singer is quite far from VB territory.
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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 1:49pm
Yep. Just putting in my $.02.

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 4:09pm
I know, I know. I showed the link to dd and she was aghast, although she loves to sew ;).
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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 4:25pm

I'm impressed with your DD.

I couldnt even finish my little flag project in middle school sewing class because I kept getting the thread tangled here, there and everywhere. It was a hot mess.

I envy your DD's skills. :-)

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 5:51pm

I have been on both sides: I left a full-time stressful job in public relations to stay home with my newborn and 2-year-old for a year. I then went to nursing school and re-entered the workforce as a full-time RN. .......My own personal opinion is that is was MUCH easier to quit my job and stay home with my kiddos and take care of our home than it was to re-enter the workforce. Maybe others do not agree; I am only stating my view from my experiences.

When I went back to work, I was in total shock at how much I missed my freedom... just the freedom to be with my kids when I wanted to be with them... not having to "ask off" to take them to appointments or go see them in school programs... the extreme fatigue of working for 8-9 hours and THEN going home to a messy house, no supper cooked, laundry un-done and kids who want and need mommy's attention.

Staying home (for me) was a better and easier life. Wish I had it back, but that's another story...

Reese

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 7:43pm
True. And when VB bags are as functional and lovely at 100 years old as my Singers are, I promise to revisit the discussion ;)

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Kitty

The horrifying consequences of underaged
baking cannot be overstated.--me, because there's nothing you can't learn from teh
interwebz

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Wed, 07-22-2009 - 9:32pm

Where going from sah to woh gets hard, IMO, is when the new wohp ends up working 2 jobs--the old sah job and the new woh job. If the family sits down before hand and discuss the new changes and divides up the chores that the ex-sahp used to do, it becomes easier. Then no one does double duty. Everyone pitches in as it should be regardless of work status.

Chris

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Tue, 07-28-2009 - 2:46pm
I disagree.

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