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Are there any homemakers left? Women who stay home and don’t work outside the home? What’s your opinion on this?

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      Mztracy wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I think it’s great if you are able to financially. I like the fact that I am able to be the one home for my kids.  

      Now-a-days it’s almost impossible for this unless your hubby makes enough money.




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      Momofthreeprincess wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I did so till I enrolled in school. Things where tight but I was there for my girls.  Thing is it is possible if you don’t mind doing with out alot of things.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I was considered a homemaker during the last years of my marriage and I’ve done both during my life time. I don’t know why homemakers aren’t given the respect they deserve because they‘re “on call” 24/7, no days off and no paid vacations.  

      Homemakers are the epitome of the saying, “Wear many hats.“.

      Cathie




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      Mzd3 wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I think its rare. I do childcare in my home, and I know alot of moms who wish they could stay home with their kids, but cant afford to, its sad. My daughter just had her first baby and would love to stay home with him, but with her college debt, there is no way for her to.




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      Diane17 wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I belong at a Moms Club here in Front Royal VA and the majority of the moms are stay at home moms and don’t work outside the home.  I’m one of the few moms in the club who work outside the home.

      My husband is currently a stay at home dad and he has been for most of the last 2.5 years.  Daycare is so expensive that it doesn’t make sense for him to work and have most, if not all, of his paycheck go towards daycare.

      I am very fortunate to work part-time and spend some extra time with my sons and hubby.

      I have tremendous respect for stay at home moms as well as stay at home dads...it is a difficult job to say the least.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • My kids were fathered with my 1st husband and because of the day care cost, he and I had taken turns being “the bread winner“. I had no complaints of how he handled the job, he did everything I did... except for sewing us clothes which I didn’t expect from him and I so loved doing it myself.  

      Cathie




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      Lazylola wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I’m back on the job as homemaker. I much prefer working outside the home. When I worked fulltime, plus a part time job I was still able to find a balance with both. Being a homemaker is sometimes a thankless job.




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      Diane17 wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • Ruby, I agree with you.  I was just home for a few weeks between projects and I missed being around the office.  I need that stimulation and adult interaction.




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      Tuliplady wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I stayed home on and off when my kids were little.  And I was lucky for a couple years to be running a business where my kids could be with me when they weren’t in school.  There were years we did without health insurance, and my kids rarely had new clothes or shoes (if Grandma didn’t buy it, it came from the thrift shop) and I certainly never had new clothes nor makeup or any of those things, but we got by.  

      Now, there’s no way I’d do the whole housewife thing.  I’m not good at it, and I don’t like doing it.




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      Zena Coleman wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • I am a stay @ home wife/ mom. my husband is in the military and we have a 21yr old Autistic son he is at home with me my husbands job is not one he can take off of on a whim so it’s left to me but I do enjoy it sometimes and sometimes I miss working, it is a mixed blessing.




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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • When I was younger I didn’t want any part of staying at home.  Fortunately I’ve had great people to take care of my boys.  They only stayed in an in-home daycare until they were in grade school ...then my father kept them.  I took a position as a kindergarten aide for six years so that I was home with my boys in the afternoons and and summers.  It all worked out and I enjoyed the best of both worlds.  

      Now...that I’m older...NOT OLD..LOL...but older...I would love to stay home more.  I would love to work part time but with one in college and I really need to work full time.  But it is my wish and goal to work from home one day!




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      Denise Richardson wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • Even though it is just my hubby and I, I still feel the need to work, when he and I got married he wanted me to be at home, but as for me I like to shop and in order to shop in the manner that I like I need to work to help supply the funds for me to do so lol.




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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • Annie...have you gone back to work outside the home?  

      Now that my sons are grown...but of course still live at home...I could handle staying at home and doing what I want to do...not all the run run...and keeping up with the kids.  Don’t get me wrong..I loved every bit of the time I was able to spend with my sons, but now...it’s ALL ABOUT ME!!  estatic




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Nov 27, 2010
    • Ive done both. I was extremely extremely lucky to be home with both my kids when they were little. I went back to work out of boredom. I love working Im better as a person I think but I do love my time off lol
      Its going to be where I have to stop working at least for the employment I have now thats another reason I along with my hubby are doing the non profit corp. It will also help me keep busy. Im not a good home maker. I truely wish I was but not in the character make up I guess.
      Im lucky that college is taken care of.
      I think being a stay at home parent is the hardest job of all and should be respected as such. It takes a village and a constant head chief with no time off is to be reviered in my mind.




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      Jo46 wrote Nov 28, 2010
    • I am a stay at home mom during the week, then on friday and saturday I go to work every other weekend while my husband stays at home with our little boy. Yes it can be tedious doing the same routine, but it is so worth it to give our son the best gift-the gift of self.  (My husband and I both had stay at home moms).  The challenge is playdates after school, because a lot of my sons friends have after school childcare, or there parent works out of the home and they don’t allow for anyone to come over.  I am actually contemplating putting him in childcare for 2 days just so he can socialize with the kids! (Besides the one neighbor that comes over to our house more then my son goes to his!) I also drive around with a liscence plate frame that reads...Get a real job!  Be a fulltime mom!  It is definetly a under-rated job.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • Great question!

      I was never a stay at home mom/wife until 2 yrs ago. But by the time I did finally stay home I was pooped.
      I have worked fulltime plus since I was 17 and the only time off was those few weeks after childbirth.

      While working outside the home is hard I think being a fulltime homemaker is harder and more thankless.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • I agree with that Annie!




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      Mary Clark wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • I think you just have to do what works for YOU!  Some women are very happy and satisfied to stay at home and then some are not.  

      I personally at this point in my life would like to stay at home but I would like to work from home too.  Make my own hours...do my own thing.  Maybe one day....but if not..I am very satisfied with my outside job now and I love the interaction I have with the public.  I really should be working for some large department store...teaching customer service.




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      Angelcart wrote Nov 29, 2010
    • I have been on both sides of the fence.  For me, it was much easier being a stay at home mom.  I had all day to take care of my chores and cook dinner.  Working, I’m gone from the home for over 10 hours then when I get home, have to cook dinner, do laundry (unless I want to spend my weekend doing it), etc.  I have several friends that work and several that don’t.  It’s been a long feud between all of us on which is more difficult.  Plus, I have had full time jobs where I didn’t feel appreciated for the work I did.  I never felt unappreciated for being a at home mom.




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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 1, 2010
    • I have worked from the time I was 12 years old (summer jobs), all through high school (part-time jobs), then two years of college, earned an Associate Degree, worked full-time and part-time from the age of 20 to 35...developed health problems, had three major surgeries and was just plain exhausted after that and times were extremely tough...luckily, hub has had the same job for 30 years and earns very good money now, so I can finally breathe a little easier and being home is finally a much happier scenario.




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