Tag: stay at home mom

My game plan for the Longest. Summer. Ever.

My game plan for the Longest. Summer. Ever.
This year, our summer is 3+ months long: end of May until early September. Part of me loves that; part of me is mama deer in headlights. Here is my game plan for the Longest. Summer. Ever. ...

Wealthy Single Mommy uses "poor" judgement

Wealthy Single Mommy uses "poor" judgement
Wealthy Single Mommy (WSM) used "poor" judgement yesterday when she criticized Salary.Com for their task breakdown of what a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) is worth. WSM's tagline is, "The Business of Building a Rich Family - all by yourself." It comes as no shock that she is a working mom. The blogger suggests keeping one foot in the door, professionally, which isn't such bad advice. Conducting interviews for my former teaching position, I observed how rusty one of the candidates was. She had been a SAHM for a number of years and was now attempting to reenter the work force. WSM criticism was based in her claim that Salary.com and "feminism has gone too far. Far, far too far." My immediate response: someone has to be extreme, or no one would value the SAHM. Extreme and radical ideas give people voice. It is rather radical to state that a SAHM is worth $113,568. However, cut the figures in half, and it's still $56,784. At least someone is assigning a number to the most important job in the world. Perhaps, if a numeric value is attached, then being a SAHM will be viewed as just that: something with value...

Why you shouldn't go back to work after kids

Why you shouldn't go back to work after kids
"I have to go back to work" is the number one reason why you shouldn't go back to work after having kids. If you want to be a stay at home mom (or dad), then you should be. Wow. Thanks, Butterfly Bi-otch. If only it were that simple. For some, it's not. Those people are: single parents, divorced parents, and widowed parents. They have no choice. Ah, enter keyword of this entire post: CHOICE. Deciding to stay home vs. go back to work is a CHOICE...
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