Cast Your Vote:

    • yes automatically makes you privelaged -- Votes: 16
    • no does not automatically make you privelaged -- Votes: 40
    • depends -- Votes: 26
draven 5 kids; Florida 724 posts
Mar 16th '13

I am a stay at home mom of 13+ years. We both agreed that I should stay home with our kids. I have beenna baby sitter and a office worker and that's it. I feel blessed to be able to stay home with our children, but wish I could get some kind of job as we are quite poor. My income would not cover gas and daycare. So I stay home and make our money stretch.

Freespirit 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Michigan 3740 posts
Mar 16th '13

I stay at home because my husband is a firefighter and trying to find an employer to work around his crazy schedule is near impossible (the days he works changes every week) I do consider myself lucky enough that we can afford for me to stay home though. There are times I miss the adult interaction though. The way I look at it , is soon enough she will be in school and I have the rest of my life to work. I'm trying to enjoy (almost) every second of this time

Dr. Elliot Reid ; 1 child; New Zealand 8973 posts
Mar 16th '13

Yeah I think women that get to stay home with the kids are privileged. I am extremely lucky that I got to stay home with DD for the first year. Because not everyone can afford the luxury.

At the same time, I am also glad I am about to start my career, if all I did with my life was be a SAHM I would feel a little useless. NOT saying SAHMs are useless, it is a hard job, I know, but I just want more from life. Because when the kids are all grown up and moved out of home, then what?

I hope noone takes this the wrong way, I just dont know how to word it.

user banned Due November 7 (boy); 1 child; Dayton, Ohio 26853 posts
Mar 17th '13

Personally, if I had to be a SAHM I would feel underprivileged. I love working.

So it depends I guess on the person making the assumption.