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Old 03-09-2008, 09:21 AM
 
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I'm unclear as to why women who stay at home with their children are so protective of that title and don't want women who stay home with their children but put their children in preschool a couple of days during the week for a couple of hours not on the same par?

This is almost getting funny.

My son is now 14. He's a straight A student, very respectful young man, works for our business part time and loves hanging out with his parents. I was a stay at home mom. But he went to preschool for a couple of hours a couple of times a week - Oh my! When he started kindergarten I still didn't work outside the home? What happens to the title then for those who don't think you should be called a SAHM unless you spend every minute with your child? Does it get stripped away? Is that a Part time SAHM? I still don't work out side the home. I run my business from our home office. Hmmmmm....wonder what title that should be.....
actually i have heard of another term, WAHM, work at home mom.

 
Old 03-09-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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actually i have heard of another term, WAHM, work at home mom.
Yeah - I have a title!!! Should have know there was an acronym for it. So my next question is, is it okay to be a WAHM?
 
Old 03-09-2008, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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actually,I really don't need a title at all.I've never liked them.I don't know,it never really comes up in conversation.I never even saw the SAHM term until I saw it on this forum.Whatever makes you happy.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 09:43 AM
 
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actually,I really don't need a title at all.I've never liked them.I don't know,it never really comes up in conversation.I never even saw the SAHM term until I saw it on this forum.Whatever makes you happy.
I was being sarcastic.
 
Old 03-09-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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I was being sarcastic.
I know YOU were.I like your title! I was just saying the sahm title must have been thought up by a group of sahm's attending a playgroup
 
Old 03-09-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Back in MADISON Wi thank God!
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how about SAHM/KIP [kid in preschool]
 
Old 03-09-2008, 11:37 AM
 
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I know YOU were.I like your title! I was just saying the sahm title must have been thought up by a group of sahm's attending a playgroup
Sorry

Now wouldn't that be SAHMWAP then? (Stay at home moms who attend a playgroup)
 
Old 03-09-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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How about we just call ourselves moms. I think adding the "stay at home" "work at home" or "work away from home" prefix is stupid and was just added so that competition between mothers would ensue


I could give a damn if you (in general) are a stay at home mom or a working mom. What should matter is that you do what is best for you and your family- and even then- it isn't any of my business (unless of course you are actually harming your child)
 
Old 03-09-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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My point exactly! I vote we put this thread to bed!
 
Old 03-09-2008, 03:00 PM
 
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