Visit FamilyCorner.com for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members


Go Back   FamilyCorner.com Forums > Parenting > Parenting Issues > Stay At Home Parents

Stay At Home Parents Chat here with other moms (and dads) about children and any other topics that are of interest to you!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 08-03-2004, 07:59 PM
EMMJEAN's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Homedale, Idaho
Posts: 843
Mom2-4 .

As Dh and I made a choice before we even got married that our kids would not be latch key kids. DH was. His Mom and Dad both worked and did not get home until after 6pm almost every night. I have never regretted my choice.
We live on a very tight budget. And I mean very tight. We brought home a grand total of 22,000.00 last year. We own both of our 10 year old cars. They are paid for. We are now building our own home. I scrimped and saved for that. But I have never had to go to work. Not that I wouldn't have I would have and still would if it was what I had to do.
I have nothing but respect for women who have to work or even just choose to work. I don't feel that being a SAHM is my job I feel it is my calling from God. He let me care for these two wonderful human being and it is my duty to make sure that they are the best that they can be.

Dh also changed diapers got up for late night feedings with me even though he didn't have to. He walked them for hours on end when they were teething, when they were sick. He has never missed a parent teacher meating or program. I asked him if he felt cheated that i got to stay home with them and he went to work. And he said where did I get such a crazy idea. He has never felt cheated.
__________________
Emmalee

I reject your reality and substitute my own.
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2004, 01:47 AM
boggsZ's Avatar
Eight Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: WV
Posts: 4,525
My dh also helps me with the inside house stuff he cooks does laundry ( dont like him doing that i cant get him to seperate anything lol) vacumes and dishes he is a great help and also changed diapers dd and him are super close shes a daddys girl i love to see that
__________________
http://www.youravon.com/kboggs



Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2004, 05:31 AM
AnnaInOhio's Avatar
Moderator
FamilyCorner Postaholic
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Ohio
Posts: 16,160
I commend all of you stay at home mom's. My mother worked and I hated that. She worked 3pm to 11pm so I hardly ever got to see her and I missed that terribly. Dh's mom was a stay at home mom... she worked hard at raising dh right, did the PTA thing, school room parent, etc. and helped him with his homework and dh continously amazes me with his intelligence. I don't think he would be nearly as smart if he hadn't had his Mom there encouraging him all the time and still does. She is his strongest supporter. His dad was a long distance truck driver so dh only got to see him on the weekends.

I think women should have the right to choose what they want to do without being criticized for their choices.

Anna
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2004, 01:08 PM
mom2-4's Avatar
Moderator
FamilyCorner Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 3,350
Now that we brought up the subject of our parents, let me chime in here!!

When I was a baby, my dad worked dayshift, and my mom worked nightshift. So, mom had daycare for the dayshift, and dad had daycare for the night shift.

When I started first grade mom went to day shift. Then when my sister had her first child(she was still in school), mom quit work and took on babysitting. I would have been 10 years old at the time. It didn't really effect me at that time either way, if she would have been home during the day or not. But, one the bigger kids starting moving out, I was soooo glad to have my mom home with me over the summers. We never really did much. But, we were together and that was enough.

Mom, also babysat for several other children. All those children just wanted to stay at "Mom Ruth's" home! To this day, several of those kids, have a close bond with "mom Ruth"

To this day, my mom and I are closer to each other than what my oldest sister and my mom are!

The only thing more precious than a good bond with a parent is a good bond with a sibilng.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 08-04-2004, 01:10 PM
Member
FamilyCorner Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Ohio
Posts: 18
*sigh* What a rediculous woman. As I read that article, it gave me the impression that she was a member of a high school debate class and was given the assignment of writing a debate for the opposing side. You know, like maybe the debate is about flowers being beautiful. I think 90% of folks would agree that flowers are beautiful, but for the purpose of a debate, this woman had to write the opposing side. It was like she was just pulling for things to support her idea. Absurd.

It doesn't matter if you're a SAHM or a working mom, that woman's ideas made no sense. I'm fortunate to be a speech therapist in the school setting so I have the best of both worlds. I have to work full time, but all summer long I get to "pretend" to be a SAHM and I love it! I hate sending my babies off to daycare, but what's a mom to do? It's absurd to say that daycares can do a better job raising our kids?????

I think a mom needs to be supported no matter what her decision she makes!!! The fact is, there's always going to be women who get to stay home, women who have to stay home, women who get to work and women who have to work! They are all mothers and no mother's job is any less hard than any other!! And to say we are making it harder on society????? How absurd is that????? WHAT ELSE CAN WE FIND TO BLAME ON GOOD 'OL MOM?!

Sorry. When I was first pregnant I realized just how much pressure society puts on us Moms to be perfect and it's rediculous. If my child child has allergies it's because I drank milk in my first trimester. (or is it third? can't remember now) If my child has a birthmark it's because I was stressed while pregnant. (Old wive's tale....my grandmother reminded me for nine months). If my child has foot problems as a teenager it's because I bought him cheap shoes as a child. Etc, etc, etc. If my two year old has a tantrum in the middle of the mall it's because of my parenting!

I'm going to stop now.
__________________
Mom to:
Chris April 2000
Benny September 2001
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old 08-18-2016, 03:17 AM
cat lover's Avatar
Head Moderator
FamilyCorner Addict
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Taswell,Indiana
Posts: 8,009
bump
__________________
cat lover
We Welcome Strays

When I was young we used to go "skinny dipping"; now we just "chunky dunk"


“The value of doing something does not lie in the ease or difficulty, the probability or improbability of its achievement, but in the vision, the plan, the determination and the perseverance, the effort and the struggle which go into the project. Life is enriched by aspiration and effort, rather than by acquisition and accumulation.”

― Helen Nearing, The Good Life
Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright 1997-2012, FamilyCorner.com Magazine, Inc. an Internet Brands company

POPULAR AREAS OF FAMILYCORNER.COM

Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service



FamilyCorner.com® is sponsored in part by...




Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone | iChef.com

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer