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October 1st, 2013, 07:09 AM
joonzgurl's Avatar Proud mama of 2 girls
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How supportive are your friends, family, in laws, partner in you being a SAHM?

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October 1st, 2013, 08:01 AM
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pretty supportive I get the occasional comments from my sisters about me not working (they both work...and pretty much HAVE to work to make ends meet in their households) whereas if I work it would just be extra money (minus the whole gov't shut down thing right now)....wouldn't hurt right now though if I did work LOL

I figure I have enough on my plate with the kids, school activities, other activities, and all the animals, and dh's disability...to worry about working too...ugh...
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October 1st, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Everyone is supportive and always wonders how I can do it.

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October 1st, 2013, 06:35 PM
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Very supportive. But pretty much all my family and close friends have been SAHM so they know how important it is.
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October 1st, 2013, 06:49 PM
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They were all supportive. My younger sis is one and my mom was one til I was in high school(she ran an in home daycare til my senior year when she and dad split and she got work outside the house).

Dan was supportive, it was a mutual decision and he was glad I'd still be able to do so once he was gone too, even if not forever.
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October 4th, 2013, 07:35 AM
joonzgurl's Avatar Proud mama of 2 girls
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Most people are supportive, a lot of people around here are SAHMs. This is the country after all.

The funny thing is that I get the most flack from friends. Comments like "don't you want to do more with you life", "I never imagined you would be a SAHM" and "why would you waste your education ?" Are common

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October 15th, 2013, 03:14 PM
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I do get comments about my "wasted" education too because shortly before I have a masters degree that I was working on just prior to having my youngest. I finished it up last year, but don't plan on going back to work until he is in school full-time in a few years. With my oldest I wasn't able to be a SAHM, but right now I can be and my hubby and I both think its important. Plus, with having 3 older kids in activities its nice that I can always be here do drive and see games, etc.
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October 17th, 2013, 10:48 AM
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my friends don't get it.. like I had a friend say she was excited for the weekend and I said me too and she replied "you have a weekend everyday"... DH's grandma, two of his aunts were all SAHMs so they kinda get it..
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