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Stay at Home Mom

Why I'm Not Waiting Until My Kids Are Older To Enjoy My Life

Jennifer S. White | Posted 10.06.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

I hope they learn through this example that self-care and finding joy where we are right now are not things to let fall by the wayside for any reason, even parenting young children.

5 Reasons I Love Being A House Husband

YourTango | Posted 09.25.2015 | Weddings

Being a work-at-home parent and stay-at-home dad has not only made me a better father to my son, but also made me a better husband to my wife.

Government Checks for Stay-At-Home Mothers Part II

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.10.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Many people, no matter how hard they work, do not get the same opportunities as others. They don't get the best of choices. Others get no choice at all. Despite what many of us think or believe, having a choice is a great luxury.

Government Checks for Stay-at-Home Mothers

Allison Chawla | Posted 09.01.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

Why is it that the world expects mothers to sit home and raise the future of our nations without any type of financial compensation?

You Know What? Yes, I Am A Stay-At-Home Mom -- And I'm Damn Proud.

Jennifer S. White | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Jennifer S. White

The reason I felt joy in finally owning this label is that I realized any stigma that full-time mothers feel is only going to diminish if people like me begin to find the honor and pride in our daily work.

5 Ways to Know If You Are A Stay-at-Home-Working Mom

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 05.28.2015 | Parents
Catherine Pearlman

SAHWMs don't have time for a wasted minute. When SAHWMs are working, they get eight hours of work done in five. If a memo comes home from school that a diorama of the water cycle will be due next week, the SAHWM wants to lead the coup to overthrow the administration.

I'm a Mom, But I Prefer My Child-Free Friends

Danielle Campoamor | Posted 05.15.2015 | Parents
Danielle Campoamor

I get to experience child-free fun vicariously through them and they get a taste of motherhood while simultaneously remembering to take their birth control.

A Mom Is A Mom Is A Mom

Aimee Atkinson | Posted 05.11.2015 | Women
Aimee Atkinson

I was emailing when I should have been playing, and playing when I should have been emailing. I felt like I couldn't fully dedicate myself to either thing and therefore felt half as good an employee and a mom

What I Wish Every Controlled Wife Knew

Catherine Pearlman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Catherine Pearlman

First, I'm sorry. Really. I'm sorry you have a husband who feels the need to make you work out of the house even when you don't want or need to. You are not an inmate. You are a woman. Nowadays women have choices.

Who Has it Harder: The Working Or The Stay-at-Home Parent?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.27.2015 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

We're no longer on an even playing field. We haven't been for some time now. The ground seems slanted, the court warped,the turf tainted. Whatever sports analogy you conjure, things are far from even. And the "call" is in the eye of the beaten-down beholder.

They Won't Remember the Clean Towels

Stephanie Ortiz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Parents
Stephanie Ortiz

The kids were gone for a few hours, and when they finally returned, their smiles were bright, and their cheeks were glowing... from both the sun and the massive ice cream cones they'd eaten. And I'd missed it.

Kindergarten And The Real World

Shari Medini | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Shari Medini

When you are a mom of little kids, you can choose to stay home all day for no particular reason. You can cancel plans and play on the floor all day. Now, keeping my son home for a lazy day would be an unexcused absence.

Full-Time Moms Pursuing 'Anytime' Jobs

Berenice Bojorquez | Posted 05.04.2015 | Parents
Berenice Bojorquez

Full-time moms are so hungry for economic independence that many of them are willing to take on any challenging job they can encounter. The problem is that society is still taking baby steps on this topic, either not offering mothers a chance, or giving them inadequate options.

The Identity Crisis of Motherhood

Meredith Ethington | Posted 04.11.2015 | Parents
Meredith Ethington

My identity does not depend on someone else's view of who I am. It only depends on my own view of it.

What An At-Home Parent Is Really Worth

Bret Spears | Posted 04.04.2015 | Parents
Bret Spears

Being a stay-at-home dad, I have man-danced a time or two with insecurities about (not) making that sweet coin. Stacking paper. Procuring pork products and delivering them to my domicile. Um, money.

It Takes a Village to Raise a Mom

Kathy Radigan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Parents
Kathy Radigan

In my 16 years of being a stay-at-home-mom, I've had my share of tough days. It's not easy to be the primary caregiver of three kids. Especially with a husband who starts his long commute into NYC around 7 each morning and usually doesn't get home till past 9 each night.

Does Being a Stay-at-Home Mom Make Me a Good Example For My Daughters?

Lisa Witherspoon | Posted 03.16.2015 | Parents
Lisa Witherspoon

I wonder if they see (or will someday see) my lack of a formal career as an expectation of who they should be as adults.

Why 'What Do You Do?' Is the Wrong Question to Ask

Ann Cinzar | Posted 02.08.2015 | Parents
Ann Cinzar

"I work from home" provides no information. "Nothing," while tempting, belies the truth. "I work for my husband," makes me feel like I've set the feminist movement back 60 years and I'm riding shotgun with Betty Draper.

The 'Mom' Resume

Heather Evers | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Heather Evers

Harrison is now is school, so here I am, once again considering employment. I'm a 35-year-old mom with an 11-year gap on my resume. It doesn't scream "hire me." Shouldn't it, though?

25 Feminist Lessons For My Sons

Christine Organ | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Christine Organ

Your gender does not define you. Neither does your job or car or bank account. Be kind and brave, be a good friend and a hard worker and treat everyone with respect -- those are the qualities that will define you.

16 Things My Husband Is Usually Doing Wrong (According To Me)

Sarah Bregel | Posted 12.16.2014 | Weddings
Sarah Bregel

I love my husband dearly. I'd marry him again if I could. Sometimes I wonder how we even found each other in this crazy, mixed-up world. In fact, I'd make a list of all the things he is doing right, but it would be too long and too gushy and I'd lose my street cred.

10 Reasons You Don't Want To Be My Friend Now That I Have Kids

Sarah Cottrell | Posted 12.03.2014 | Parents
Sarah Cottrell

My husband and I are a team for many reasons, but primarily so that the children can't outnumber us. You want to get drinks and talk about your cheating arse of a boyfriend? Great! Grab a sippy cup and use your big words so the children won't understand you.

What Made You Decide To Stay At Home?

Janie Porter | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

For some reason, I feel the need to make my decision more understandable to the person asking the question. Justified. And -- dare I say it? -- politically correct.

Why I Couldn't Have It All

Megan B. Baldwin | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Megan B. Baldwin

When I tried to do it all, I cut corners everywhere. I made sacrifices with everything: my work, my kids, my marriage, my home. And I was miserable. Our crazy, hectic lifestyle wasn't working.

Why My Kids Won't Have a '70s Style Summer

Sandy Roffey | Posted 08.11.2014 | Parents
Sandy Roffey

I am a creature of habit. I thrive on a schedule. So, I make a lesson plan for my children in the summer and yes, I schedule activities.