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What do you think is harder? Stay at Home mom or Working (outside of home) mom?

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I have been both and both are hard 


by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 10:48 PM
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briansmommy2010
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:07 PM
I don't think there is one set answer. For me, working is harder, because my job involves a great deal of responsibility put on me, and the hours are pretty intense. Staying home would be MUCH easier, but I don't think I would be happy to be a SAHM.

That said, I don't assume to know every person's life and situation, so I would imagine that some view staying home to be more difficult.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:07 PM

SAHM is most definitely harder!  

Although I do have to say that If you are a single working mother then you have it hardest. 

goodnightmama
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:08 PM
For me working is harder. My mind goes haywire and my time management flies out the window when I work.
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Josie_P
by Josie on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Depends on the mum. I couldn't stay home. It was hard.

Momniscient
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:09 PM
Dunno. Every situation is different.
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all_4_my_son
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM
I've done both and each role is filled with something different, every day.
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mommy425906
by on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM

I'm grabbing popcorn for this one, want anything?

Quoting beerabitch69:

Wheeeeee!!!!!!!!!!


Shermy
by Platinum Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Done both, neither is hard. We can all stop fighting about it now.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:10 PM

 I've been both, and neither is harder then the other

briansmommy2010
by Ruby Member on Nov. 14, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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*hugs*. I wish you the best mama. It sounds like you have a lot on your plate right now. I can't relate to what you're going through (with the exception of your oldest child possibly being on the spectrum), but if you ever just want to vent, you can feel free to send me a PM.

Quoting KrissyKC:

I think it depends on the situation.

I MIGHT be an example of having it hard right now as a SAHM.   I've got 4.  I home school.  DH will MENTALLY support me, but he won't lift a finger..  Other than when we Christmas shop once a year, I don't get a break.  

My oldest has some issues that mimic being "on the spectrum"... I guess. 

My next oldest has impulse control and possible ADD.  

My third is really hard to say, because she's so busy bouncing off the walls and running in circles, yelling at the top of her lungs to get her to just stop and count past 6 objects before she gets goofy and starts just randomly poking objects and rambling off various numbers with her eyes rolling around in her head and her head flopping side to side... argh!!!

My almost 5 month old isn't hitting too many of his milestones.  He just can't seem to eat off a spoon.  He DEMANDS to nurse every hour and a half still...  he won't lay on his stomach without going hysterical and puking in whatever he is laying on and then choking on his own puke....

...

...

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...on top of all of their issues, I really HEAVILY feel like I'm suffering from PPD... and I can't get help right now...  Christmas is tight enough without my racking up co-pays and therapy!

Oh, and I have no family... DH's family lives 5 hours away and his Mom isn't too great with the kids... My own family was an abusive hell hole growing up and they disowned us a few years ago.  They never saw my 4 yr old and don't know my 5 month old exists....

So.. yeah...

I think it's hard right now...  but "this too shall pass."   I just gotta wait and be faithful.



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