I support all types of moms

The other day a person on social media got to me. I don't debate on those sites because every one is entitled to your opinion and nobody is going to think alike and who am I to say what's right and wrong to another? But a mom who just had her second baby complained she was not going to take a year off like she did for her first. She was going to be independent and show her kids that she contributed to her family unlike mom's who stayed at home. I'm a stay at home mom and that felt like a low blow. I know my contribution but hearing some one say that is blah

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    07/31/15
    5sarah
    I'm a stay at home mom. I cook, clean, grocery shop, handle all the bills and take care of Bentley. I'd say I contribute quite a bit
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      07/31/15
      5Tabitha
      :( I don't like it when people tell me that either. If I respond, it's usually something like 'you choose to financially contribute through a job, I choose to financially contribute by not having to pay day care costs'. Can't say that hasn't caused more arguments, but it seems to get the point across.
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        08/01/15
        I agree one income would go straight to daycare and what's the point when they can be with me? I'm mom, nurse, maid Finacial organizer, teacher and the list goes on! Nothing against mom's who do use daycare and work but this works for us and my husband knows the contribution and often tells me he could never do it. He is scared the week I'll be in the hospital to have this baby and he will be on his own with our one and a half year old. :)
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          08/02/15
          5Tabitha
          :) With our middle daughter, my husband wasn't so scared, he stayed at home with Andrew. When I had the baby, he didn't want to deal with Eva and all those 'girl parts' lol. :D He stayed with his mom.

          I think it definitely helps when the husband or SO is understanding and knows you don't just sit around and watch soap operas.
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            08/20/15
            Melissa Middleton
            Yes, because you know us stay-at-home moms sit around all day eating chocolate and watching TV. And, then, the house magically cleans itself, the laundry magically gets done, the children are magically cared for and fed...and the list goes on. Lol
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              08/20/15
              Exactly! Lol my husband took a week off while I was in the hospital and took care of our two year old he was ready to pull his hair out by day two! He says he don't know how we do it and he wouldn't want to trade me places, he now thinks start at home parents are equipped with some type of super power Lol. His first comment when he came to the hospital was "how do you ever get anything done with her?"
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              08/20/15
              Melissa Middleton
              LOL!! That is what my husband says to me when he watches the kids while I do something things at home or take a bubble bath (which is rare). He tried to watch my son while working on the van and that is what he said to me, "I don't know how you get anything done at home." We are just talented at multi-tasking and planning out when to clean what and do what while the kids are preoccupied with a toy or movie.
              He swept the floor one day and said, "How do you do it with him stepping through the pile and tracking it everywhere?" I told him, "I just go behind him, pick him up and clean his feet or try to be quick about it." It was fun to watch him try with Jonah pulling on the broom and sitting on or stepping through the pile.
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                08/30/15
                Bethany Reilly
                I stay home and here's nothing wrong with that!!! We are blessed to stay home:)
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                About Jen Henderson
                Current: Fostoria, Ohio
                Birth: May 09
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