Topic: SAHM

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 »

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 »