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Why do people act like being a stay home Mom is not allot of work?

I have worked both outside the home and staying home and taking care of my family has been the hardest job yet, what about you? I don't think being a working Mom makes you less of a Mom but as far as money goes if you have small children and have to pay for daycare that gets pretty costly so in a way unless the working Mom makes alot of money it really does not bring home an extra income!

Asked By: Sunshine - 12/26/2007
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I'm a stay at home mom, and I have been for almost a year already (wow, hard to believe!). I did, however, work full time outside of the home (as a nurse) until my daughter was 18 months old. I personally (this is my personal opinion), do think that being a stay at home mom is a LOT easier, at least for me. When I... More
Answered By: DaniDane - 12/26/2007
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I will be working until I have children, then I plan on staying home. To those who have a problem with it.....worry about your own lives.
Answered By: kiki - 12/26/2007
 
because they aren't there and they assume you don't have to do anything but sit around which is not the case
Answered By: melissalcb - 12/26/2007
 
my mommy satys at home its alot of work she takes care of us our dogs our birds our bills and she cleans the house SUPERMOM
Answered By: Hopeful Dreamer <3 - 12/26/2007
 
It's not a lot of work. All I do is stay at home all day and watch oprah, m********e and eat pringles.
Answered By: biff_the_santa_impersonator - 12/26/2007
 
people who say staying home with children is easy usually are either guys or have never experienced it its far from easy I should know I have two children fifteen months apart in age
Answered By: sarah 19651939 - 12/26/2007
 
I'm a work-at-home mom and I try to clean and keep up the house when I'm not working and a lot of family doesn't get why my house isn't always perfect. It's a lot of work (I currently have a part-time job out of the house but plan on returning to working at home full time very soon).
Answered By: Precious - 12/26/2007
 
The only people who say it is easy are the ones who have never done it before.
Answered By: Katie - 12/26/2007
 
Anyone who thinks being a stay-at-home Mom isnt a lot of work obviously are not or have not been stay-at-home Moms! I was a stay-at-home Mom with my daughter for the 1st year of her life - went back to work after she turned a year old and I find work to be far less work then staying at home taking care of a child or... More
Answered By: Ambermerr - 12/26/2007
 
people do that because they have never had to take care of a child and think, "ohhh, that is sooo easy" It is like if you are in a contest and you have to run 2 miles you will probably say that it is sooo easy.
Answered By: Bear - 12/26/2007
 
working mothers are often jealous of stay at home moms because the sitter gets to see the really cool things , like first steps, first words, funny stories, first drawing, etc.that a stay at home mom sees and hears. Many working moms have no choice and so say and do things to makeit seem like staying home is no big... More
Answered By: bubbles - 12/26/2007
 
I agree with you, them that say that have never done it, so dont know that its hard work, not only that its important,
Answered By: sally c - 12/26/2007
 
I think many are ignorant of how much work is truly involved... More
Answered By: Eric S - 12/26/2007
 
My mum did everything... More
Answered By: Welsh.Chic - 12/26/2007
 
simple, because they have never been one!
Answered By: SWEET T - 12/26/2007
 
as a stay at home mom I have noticed that I don't get the respect I would if I worked outside the home. When in realioty my job is 24/7, and although the benefits are great I really don't get cash for buying stuff for myself. I don't get paychecks. I spend my day cleaning the same stuff I cleaned yesterday and it never... More
Answered By: okeydokeyjal22 - 12/26/2007
 
I have worked for years, the last two years We helped our daughter raise her two children, I mean by babysitting. Let me tell you that watching children and being responsible for them take a toll let alone all the housework that come with the job.
Answered By: James P - 12/26/2007
 
I have never felt that being a SAHM isn't work, though I can say that for me, it has been tougher being a working mom, as I have been a SAHM before... More
Answered By: Pink Cowgirl - 12/26/2007
 
While being a stay at home mom is a lot of work I think that being a working mom is be a heck of a lot harder. That's just my opinion. To me working moms have to deal with not only a job but everything else stay at home moms have do--cook, clean, do laundry, spend time with the kids, and deal with any guilt they... More
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Answered By: .vato. - 12/26/2007
 
People think that sahm's don't have hard work because they don't know what being a good mom is and how much work a little one actually takes. I work full time and would love to be able to be a stay at home mom and that's why I'm going to school while working full time and being a full time mommy so that this next year... More
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Answered By: the_morris_bears - 12/26/2007
 
Some people are ignorant. I agree with you; being a SAHM has been my hardest job yet.
Answered By: Rachel - 12/26/2007
 
I think most people, in general, de-value menial labor in favor of intellectual or creative work. Nurse's aides, short-order cooks, cleaners, taxi drivers and laundry workers don't get a lot of respect, either, regardless of how necessary their jobs may be... More
Answered By: Verity Watson - 12/26/2007
 
I was a stay at home mom for 3yrs and did not find it hard at all. If a person is organized, disciplines the child so that they know how to listen/behave and so forth its not a huge deal. I kept my house spotless, took my son to playgrounds, libraries, museums,speech therapy, specialists for health issues and took care... More
Answered By: billie b - 12/26/2007
 
As a Mom who cannot stay home. . . it isn't that it isn't a lot of work. However, everything that you do during the day - we still have to do when we get home at night from work such as cook, clean, laundry, homework, etc. - but with a smaller timeframe to get it all done... More
Answered By: Birdbrain - 12/26/2007
 
The only stay-at-home mom I know plays World of Warcraft all day.
Answered By: LOL Miami Heat - 12/26/2007
 
I have done both too, and I am currently working part time outside my home... More
Answered By: gogirl - 12/26/2007
 
Because they haven't done it and they have some bizarre idea that SAHM's all sit around watching soaps and eating bon bons.
Answered By: mamamoon - 12/26/2007
 
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