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Either way someone will complain. But what would you choose?

Be a sahm on welfare or a working mom who has her kids in daycare. If they were the only two options a single mother had to choose from then why would other moms be judgemental towards that? If there are other options please tell me what you would recommend?

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Cappy1979

Asked by Cappy1979 at 5:47 PM on Oct. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Working mom-daycare over welfare ANYDAY.
    KairisMama

    Answer by KairisMama at 5:48 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Working mom. Why should we pay for you to stay home with your kids??
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • I would be a working Mom no way would I want to be on Welfare and be able bodied to work & live off the state
    Moms_Angels1960

    Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 5:53 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • I actually had to make this choice. I decided to go to work.
    I was a SAHM and I found myself in the midst of a divorce. I decided to get a job instead of applying for welfare.
    layh41407

    Answer by layh41407 at 5:53 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • I was both at one time in my life you should do what works for you and who cares what others think. GL Momma
    pinkdragon36

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 5:56 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • I have also done both. I was a student with kids in daycare on welfare. It helped me for a year until I got my degree. You have to do what is right for you. If you can't afford daycare or can't find a good one....you have to stay home.
    ashisamom

    Answer by ashisamom at 6:01 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • Actually I am not on welfare. But I am recently single mom applying to as many jobs as I can, which is not as easy in this economy running on empty with jobs, but I have decided that if no one is hiring me and I have no money to feed my child then I will do what I have to to make sure my child is fed, even if it means applying for food stamps, that doesnt mean that's what I want to do, but i will do what it takes to make sure my child has a roof over his head and his needs are met. As im sure any of you would do if you were in that boat.
    Cappy1979

    Comment by Cappy1979 (original poster) at 6:04 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • well, i would work, but the fact is that i am a married woman with 5 kids, and not on welfare, and i am a SAHM, soooo, that is my option!
    JoLee12345

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 6:09 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

  • A working mom with my child in daycare.

    However, if I was in your boat, of course I would get whatever assistance I could until I got a job. Feeding, sheltering, etc. my daughter is the number one priority.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:48 PM on Oct. 10, 2010

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