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Unread 04-26-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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My wife is a stay-at-home-wife. She works from home
I can't see what working-from-home woman has to do with being SAHM/W.

 
Unread 04-27-2012, 04:12 AM
 
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I can't see what working-from-home woman has to do with being SAHM/W.
So the fact that she is home the majority of the day and is a wife has no connection?

She is freelance and works when the house is devoid of family. How is that different to someone being a SAHM/W and sitting on here all day but stopping when the family gets home? Just because some of what she does whilst being at home earns her money doesn't change the fact that she is staying at home.
 
Unread 04-27-2012, 04:27 AM
 
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So the fact that she is home the majority of the day and is a wife has no connection?

She is freelance and works when the house is devoid of family. How is that different to someone being a SAHM/W and sitting on here all day but stopping when the family gets home? Just because some of what she does whilst being at home earns her money doesn't change the fact that she is staying at home.
This is ridiculous.
 
Unread 04-27-2012, 04:38 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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My experience with both working and staying home with the kids is that when someone isn't in charge of the home it much more chaotic. Our family ran more smoothly and it was better for the kids when I stayed home. I know its not an option for many families.
We have had times when my husband worked from home and I was gone, so he kept things going smoothly at home.
 
Unread 04-27-2012, 04:38 AM
 
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This is ridiculous.
Ce moi?
 
Unread 04-27-2012, 06:12 PM
 
Location: TX
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Originally Posted by sierraAZ View Post
I can't see what working-from-home woman has to do with being SAHM/W.
Maybe the term "stay out home mom/wife" needs to go away, and be replaced with "unemployed mom/wife"? And "working moms" should be done away with also. It's kind of redundant, imo. Because it would seem that money is what this debate is all (ALL, all) about. Someone who prefers - not needs - an employed wife/mom wants more money. Someone who prefers their SO be unemployed is happy with the amount of money and time with their SO that they are currently getting.
 
Unread 04-27-2012, 06:56 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Vic 2.0 View Post
Maybe the term "stay out home mom/wife" needs to go away, and be replaced with "unemployed mom/wife"? And "working moms" should be done away with also. It's kind of redundant, imo. Because it would seem that money is what this debate is all (ALL, all) about. Someone who prefers - not needs - an employed wife/mom wants more money. Someone who prefers their SO be unemployed is happy with the amount of money and time with their SO that they are currently getting.
It is about income. My cousin, for example, has an office at home. She brings home somewhere in the mid-200k area. Her husband does not work. He cares for the home and their son. Calling her a SAHW/M would be nonsensical, but hey, this is the net! Anything goes.
 
Unread 04-27-2012, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Just because some of what she does whilst being at home earns her money doesn't change the fact that she is staying at home.
That's called "working from home" or "telecommuting."
 
Unread 04-27-2012, 10:47 PM
 
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It is about income. My cousin, for example, has an office at home. She brings home somewhere in the mid-200k area. Her husband does not work. He cares for the home and their son. Calling her a SAHW/M would be nonsensical, but hey, this is the net! Anything goes.
Exactly. My BF has a married couple as clients of his...they work out of their home, and they pull in around 300K a year, together. And they have a child. Neither would be called a stay-at-home spouse or parent.
 
Unread 04-27-2012, 11:29 PM
 
Location: TX
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Exactly. My BF has a married couple as clients of his...they work out of their home, and they pull in around 300K a year, together. And they have a child. Neither would be called a stay-at-home spouse or parent.
By me, they would. Because my train of thought is centered on how often different parts of the family get together. I'd take a 25% pay cut if it meant I could work from home and cover all my expenses. Imo, a stay-at-home parent is one who gets to spend more time with his/her children, whether they make or "lose" money in the process.
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