Topic: SAHM vs. working mom

I’m A WAHM Who’s Really Jealous Of Moms Who Get To Go Into The Office

I'm A WAHM Who's Really Jealous Of Moms Who Get To Go Into The Office

Whenever I tell someone I’m a work-at-home-mom, the usual response I hear is, That must be so great for you! I understand the reaction – I really do. I understand that the part of this job that allows me to work from home also allows me to be around my kids more and makes my schedule just more flexible in general. But after doing if for a year, I honestly think my life would be so much easier if I could go into the office everyday.
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The Number Of SAHM’s Is Rising, And It Has Nothing To Do With ‘Opting Out’ Or ‘Leaning In’

The Number Of SAHM's Is Rising, And It Has Nothing To Do With 'Opting Out' Or 'Leaning In'

The number of stay-at-home-moms is rising, and if you listened to the most popular narrative about this, it’s because women in the work force are realizing they “can’t have it all” and it’s time for them to “opt out.” God I hate the narrative that assumes all women have a veritable buffet of choices in front of them. Why is it that when most people hear the word SAHM, they think of a woman lounging around in her yoga pants, making crafts and shopping on Amazon with her husband’s credit card all day? More »

Blogger Masks Archaic, Sexist Views About Raising Children By Putting SAHM’s On A Pedestal

Blogger Masks Archaic, Sexist Views About Raising Children By Putting SAHM's On A Pedestal

This week, blogger Matt Walsh wrote a post called, “You’re A Stay at Home Mom? What Do You Do All Day?” In it, he adamantly defends his wife’s choice to be a stay at home mom. I love it when people recognize how hard it is to raise children and acknowledge that it is a job. But Walsh takes his defense of motherhood way off the deep end.
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As A Working Mom, I’m Happy Fox News’ Megyn Kelly Spoke Up For Working Women

As A Working Mom, I'm Happy Fox News' Megyn Kelly Spoke Up For Working Women

I can’t help but think people like Erickson are just grasping at straws to bolster their own confidence. I’m guessing he would feel emasculated if his own wife were to get a job outside the home, and this speaks volumes about his own weakness. If the only way a husband can feel powerful and successful is by keeping his wife and other women down, what does that say about him? More »