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Single mother and stay at home mom?

How does that work?


Asked by Anonymous at 7:18 PM on Sep. 12, 2013 in Parenting Debate

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Answers (21)
  • What the others have said. And then there's a lot who just live off welfare.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 10:26 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • Maybe, they have a job that doesn't require them leaving the house.

    Answer by feralxat at 7:20 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • Child support, SSI, a sportive family, savings, survivor benefits, lottery winner... who knows...

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:23 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • I'm a single mom and I manage to stay home because I'm an author. I write books for a living. Others have various work from home jobs. They might babysit, make things, sell things, walk dogs, housesit. Who knows? It can be done, though.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 8:32 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • I was both for a while right after inleft my ex until I got things sorted out and went back to school and work.

    Answer by missanc at 7:24 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • or you are an artist of sorts or writer.

    Answer by jeanclaudia at 7:25 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • I am right now. I'm a widow and we're surviving off of Social Security. It's obviously not a longterm solution, but it will have to work for the time being.

    Other than the case of other widows like myself, who are living off of either SS benefits or life insurance money, I have no clue how someone could do it without having a job of some sort.

    Answer by Ginger0104 at 7:42 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • self employed, work from home, someone else is supporting them, etc. its not that hard of a concept to grasp, really. unless you're just trying to be obtuse?

    Answer by tnm786 at 7:43 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • Trust fund baby? Sugar daddy?

    Or maybe it's none of your business?

    Answer by anime_mom619 at 7:48 PM on Sep. 12, 2013

  • I had been planning for a while and had savings (enough to last me at least 6 months, maybe more if careful).

    Answer by missanc at 7:53 PM on Sep. 12, 2013