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I couldn't post earlier, so I'm late but

cleaning vomit and feces and urine, making three square meals a day, washing clothes, cleaning, running errands, appointments, lessons, creating activities, educating, dressing, undressing, planning, etc etc etc 24x7

Not the same effort as working on a resume

Whether it's valued or not it's hard work
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the more we have the threads the more I realize some mothers and fathers are really amazing, some fall in between and many just ain't sh*t lol

parenting should never be taken lightly

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Alot of folks will shade SAHM for the same reason's they shade folks in general. Sometimes women because they wish they had the option. Men because they wish they had the money to give their wife that option. That is all. *shrugs*


Please note I said "sometimes".
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Originally posted by noneyons noneyons wrote:

i just find it so fascinating how people define having children. it seems like people actually think they're picking kids out of the cabbage patch or plucking them out of heaven or whatever and saving their lives (before they're even here.) 

so strange. if you chose to have them, they are your responsibilty



Noney I've always thought that was funny. According to various books the ether is better than here so what are folks saving them from? Heaven? The Guf?

but yeah...thread for another time.
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Originally posted by rickysrose rickysrose wrote:

<span style="font-size: 12px;">I couldn't post earlier, so I'm late but</span>

<div style="font-size: 12px;">cleaning vomit and feces and urine, making three square meals a day, washing clothes, cleaning, running errands, appointments, lessons, creating activities, educating, dressing, undressing, planning, etc etc etc 24x7

Not the same effort as working on a resume

Whether it's valued or not it's hard work



I think the reason SAHM's are so undervalued because we're used to not seeing all this. We're used to seeing mom's who do the opposite of the most with their kids. Most working mom's don't have the time to do alot of things for their children so they have to rely on other people to fill that gap. Be it your other children to help with younger children or daycare or whomever. So in that vein just because you're a working mom don't mean your doing it all by yourself. You're doing what you can.

I know to be a mom period is work and a huge responsibility...which is why I want none of it.

disclaimers: IMO and please note i'm using we're in the general sense and no shade to nobody.
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The only people who need to value a sahm is her family. If she's expecting glory for it, then she's in the wrong business. If being a sahm is really like working a job, then it should b no surprise that society under values her.

Women aren't valued in the work force either. We aren't valued at home. Society doesn't give people value, u give it to urself.
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society values a certain group of people.....
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I don't get what working moms don't do

they may not home school but they can definitely supplement their child's education

can they not teach their children anything?

when they get home from work do they fall out and not see their kids until morning?

what about the weekends and vacation?

why do working moms only seem to have time for work?

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I said from jump that working moms fit everything in AFTER work so ease up off them for their opinions on sahms

Whether working or a sahm, it is work, hard work ... sahm just have more time to get it done so less help, generally 





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Originally posted by newdiva1 newdiva1 wrote:

Alot of folks will shade SAHM for the same reason's they shade folks in general. Sometimes women because they wish they had the option. Men because they wish they had the money to give their wife that option. That is all. *shrugs*


Please note I said "sometimes".

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