How do us mothers validate full time homemaking these days?

Michelle - posted on 03/04/2014 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I'm a stay at home mom by choice and, in my opinion, necessity. My husband's ex resents me because she says he "made" her work. She talks about me hinting that I am lazy and saying life would b better for everyone if I worked like everyone else. If not for me we would need a babysitter for 4 kids full time! My husband already pays a quarter of his paycheck in child support so we try to save wherever we can. I know her opinions shouldn't matter but I'm still bothered because stay at home moms seem to be a thing of the past since most women have jobs and somehow make it work.
I'm mainly just venting...but curious

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Danicia - posted on 03/11/2014

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she can go suck it. you are doin whats best for your kids by being there for them. I have the strong belief that children that do not have at least one parent consistently around are more likely to get into questionable habits and hobbies than ones that have a parent that is there and cares. they are only home for so long and those are the years you have to teach them your morales and beliefs in hopes that they will be a good part of society when they get out on their own. you may not get a paycheck for the work you do at home, but it's worth more in the long run than people give credit for.

Chet - posted on 03/07/2014

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I agree with Sarah that the results speak for themselves. I don't know how families with both parents working outside the home do it. They must be spread so thin.

Daycare is very heavily subsidized where we live so people are often surprised that I'm at home, but I'm really proud to be doing it. Time together as a family is worth a lot more than anything we would buy with money I made working elsewhere.

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Who gives a crap what that idiot thinks. She's his ex for a reason. You're priority is taking care of 4 kids and thank goodness he's financially able to allow that to be possible. I know it's hard but don't let it bother you. Sounds to me like she's jealous. Hugs *

Sarah - posted on 03/05/2014

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There is no need to validate. The results speak for themselves in the relationships you are able to foster with your children and husband.

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