WOH or SAH? 2 issues to consider

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2008
WOH or SAH? 2 issues to consider
718
Mon, 01-07-2008 - 1:21pm

It seems to me that the decision to work outside the home (WOH) or stay-at-home (SAHM) involves TWO essential questions (the second of which seems to receive less attention in some forums and by some parents):


1)

Pages

Avatar for myshkamouse
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 12:36pm

I know SO many people who can afford to stay at home and choose to work.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2003
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 1:13pm

This is a discussion and that's why I posted my opinion. You're right I could care less what you do with your family. I'm only explaining what is right for me and how I based my decision.


I think many people hold things higher than their children. Who ever looks back and says I wish I worked more or had more things. No one. Relationships are all that matter.


Do you really think the people in daycare hold your baby as much as you would or spend the extra time? I'm exhausted and I just have one baby. I can't imagine how they handle more than one infant or more kids.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 1:16pm

Do you really think the people in daycare hold your baby as much as you would or spend the extra time?


Why yes, yes I do.

suzjuly6.jpg picture by LadyCaribou

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2007
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 1:25pm
I read your last paragraph and was like "What?
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-17-2003
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 1:26pm
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and why not express it. I would just do whatever is right for your family.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-31-2003
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 1:42pm
Thanks. I don't need permission though.

suzjuly6.jpg picture by LadyCaribou

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-23-2003
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 1:49pm

<Everyone is entitled to their own opinion and why not express it. I would just do whatever is right for your family. >


However there is a way to state what you have decided for your family without insulting those that don't live the same life as you.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-07-2008
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 1:51pm

<>


<

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2003
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 2:08pm

eh. i wouldn't assume that the people looking for a cut-rate nanny are wealthy just because they live in a wealthy county, or even an expensive house. lots and lots of people live beyond their means, and people have a tendency to come to feel entitled to the trappings of wealth when they

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-08-2006
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 2:12pm

WOW!

Pages