Topic: SAHM

A Stay-At-Home Mom Is Not A Bad Role Model For Her Daughter

A Stay-At-Home Mom Is Not A Bad Role Model For Her Daughter

I can’t imagine someone asking a mother who was a doctor or librarian or store manager if she thought her daughters should be required to follow in her footsteps. Yet for some reason there are plenty of people who don’t think anything of asking this rather similar question: “So you’re a stay-at-home mom? Is that what you expect your daughter to be when she’s older too?” More »

9 More Jobs Being A Mom Totally Qualifies You To Do

9 More Jobs Being A Mom Totally Qualifies You To Do

Being a mom can be challenging. Kids get into fights and need Mom to arbitrate; they hurt themselves and get sick; they even want to be fed on a regular basis, the pesky little buggers. With all the wound care, household engineering, and early childhood education they do on a daily basis, is there any job a stay-at-home mom like myself isn’t qualified to do after a sadly unsalaried tenure as CEO, chief financial planner, and child psychologist? More »

Anonymous Mom: I Used To Have A Serious Career, Now I Show Off On Pinterest

 Anonymous Mom: I Used To Have A Serious Career, Now I Show Off On Pinterest

I miss having something in which I have to work at to excel. This is where the Pinterest perfect mom in me emerges. That stylish and trendy girl I never expected to want to be says if I can turn my living room into something magazine-cover-worthy, I have shown that I excel at being a stay at home mom. If I create mouthwatering, impeccably decorated cupcakes, it shows I’m at the top of my game. Do I realize how vain this is? Yes, of course. More »

Norwegian Working Moms Have Problems That American Working Moms Would Kill To Have

Norwegian Working Moms Have Problems That American Working Moms Would Kill To Have

The Scandinavian model of work/family balance isn’t perfect; both Norwegian parents are expected to hold a job outside the home. In Norway, staying at home with the kids apparently isn’t really on the table as a socially acceptable option. While Norwegian moms have a lot of options that just aren’t there for American parents, those options just might come served up with a little bit of mommy-shaming if they decide to stay home with their children. More »

I Do All The Maintenance Around My House, So Stop Asking For My Husband

I Do All The Maintenance Around My House, So Stop Asking For My Husband

For the record, no. No, my husband is not home. He works out of the house, I work from the house, and I called you because I’m just sitting here with all of these piles of cash and unlimited free time to argue with you about why you should have to talk to Tits Edwards instead of Dick Edwards. Just fish the damn rat out from under the water heater and begone. More »