This is a spin-off from the question from the mom on Public Assistance.
Here's my question:
Why all this "get a job" mentality? SAHM's do have a job, whether recognized by everyone or not.
My husband works. I have stayed at home since my daughter was born in 2007. We are NOT on any assistance (though we had WIC and Medicaid the first 6 months of our daughter's life).
He has a good job, but cost of living is high here, and we literally eek by. We live smaller and have less of the frills because of the lifestyle we have chosen (1 income).
I'm just disturbed by all the heartless ranting from the moms who do work. That's what you want to do, and have your kids in daycare during the day. That's fine. I could have easily chosen that route too. But my feelings are, "Why not me?" "Why shouldn't I be the one to care for my kids?" I'm their mother, and I love being with them. Seems the most natural thing in the world.
Answer by chrstny88 at 7:46 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
Answer by josiesmommy00 at 7:53 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
Answer by sfwilson at 8:03 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
Answer by livingrlovesong at 8:11 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:18 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
Yes and if you can be a SAHM w/o assistance no one has a problem with that. The problem is those who think it's OK to live on PA and with no plans of chaning their their lifestyle so that they can not be on any form of PA, the ones that are wrong are the ones who can work can work. I wish more people would see that we don't care about someone being home with their kids IF it's them funding their wishes or they truly NEED to be on PA at the time. The issue is thinking it's OK to be on PA when you can actually work is just not fair to those who truly could be using that help. PA should be for needs, not desires.
Answer by SylviaNCali at 8:57 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
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Answer by jus1jess at 9:41 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
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Answer by MoriahL at 10:23 PM on Sep. 24, 2009