stay at home mom or dad

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
April 9, 2007 6:02pm CST
What do you think of the traditional roles of women? Should they stay home, barefoot and nurturing. Taking on the important job of raising good kids, keeping house and finances in order... or do you think by now the guys should start doing this. Staying home and raising kids, keeping house, greeting his loved wife with a kiss and dinner? Or should it depend on each individual family dynamic? Tell me what you think, I'm curous.
4 responses
@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
10 Apr 07
I think it all depends on the individual family. For us I am a stay at home mom. I feel very fortunate to be able to stay home and raise my daughter. I know there are lots of moms out there that aren't financially able to do so. Or maybe they choose to work because that's what they want. Every family is different with different needs. But for us I am perfectly happy staying at home. It is the hardest but most rewarding job I've ever had.
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• Abernathy, Texas
17 Aug 07
It is the hardest yet mot rewarding job. I think those who aren't parents don't realize how hard. Even my husband as understanding and mellow as he is likely doesn't really know the full story. Thanks for the response!
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
9 Apr 07
Well, my son is the one that stays at home and takes care of his two sons. He doesn't have a drivers license or a high school diploma so getting a job would be tough for him. His girlfriend likes to work and she has a job that she loves doing. I don't have a problem with it because it works for them. But her family thinks my son is lazy and should get a job. Maybe I am biased because he is my son and yes, I do agree that he should get his GED and drivers license because maybe someday he may want to be the one who supports the family. But for now, whatever they do is up to them.
• Abernathy, Texas
10 Apr 07
I've never had a driver's license. I have dyspraxia and know that I wouldn't be a great driver. As a mom I know that he works hard!
• Abernathy, Texas
10 Apr 07
rather than his diploma he could take one course at community college and if he does well they will let him take more - sometimes there is a test to take or he can go to massage school - again - test to take. but he can work out of home or he can take take a four day course to get certified in infant massage instruction - then he teaches it to other parents - or caregivers -at local hospitals and or at home and they get paid a lot. he has a lot of options that don't have to include ged again though, as a housewife and mom - he has a job already
@mememama (3077)
• United States
9 Apr 07
I'm a stay at home mother. At first, it makes sense because, well, I've got the milk! It works out well for my family, I didn't finish my education so the jobs out there won't pay me enough to keep a child in daycare. My husband makes a lot of money so I can stay at home. I also have fears of other people parenting my child, like some in laws who want to spank him, so I want to stay with him. My husband would probably go insane staying at home anyways, he always likes to be on the go.
• Abernathy, Texas
9 Apr 07
Got milk? I too am the milk atm - and I wouldn't want to sit around pumping all the time! Yea, I would giving my paycheck to the daycare too! I fear others as well, too many horror stories! My family is way too far away! There are no transfers to where they live... thanks for the response!
@chetlog (624)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
My wife and I personally share everything : house chores, raising our son, paying the bills, etc... which makes our relationship stronger through the years. We should accept the new roles eaach of us must play in these changing times and I feel that the changes are very welcome ones.
• Abernathy, Texas
9 Apr 07
:)