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What do you think a stay-at-home parent likes, or doesn't like, about staying at home?


 

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    Agreed about not being too lazy. Many times, especially when I just have to clean something, that I would rather do something fun. I respect everyone's decision to work or stay at home. It's so highly personal.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    That must have been hard while in an unhappy marriage ChristinS. Ideally for me I would love to work from home so I could have the best of both worlds.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    Hi cat on a soapbox - I had our only child in my late 30's and my husband and I agreed that I would stay at home. We were lucky to be able to and I don't regret it at all. Some of my friends changed after I had my child and that still makes me sad.

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    The Examiner-1 3 years ago

    Do not see yourself the way that they feel, see yourself the way that you feel.


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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    Interesting duffsmom - As my daughter has gotten older I do get that guilty feeling that I could be out there doing something more and, like you, I like not having someone tell me what to do and I really love summers off!

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    Hi Jackie - I am finding that as my daughter gets older she wants more freedom, but I still have to drive her around, pick her up etc... I can imagine it is really difficult when both parents work, but everyone seems to make it work.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    I like that interaction that I had at work thumbi7 and I miss it.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    I agree with you Hendrika. I miss that stimulation of a job too.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    I think you are right The Examiner-1 - it is probably difficult for people who don't want to stay at home.


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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    Even though I no longer have a toddler, my daughter still thinks she is the boss sometimes, but staying at home is definitely full time work.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    I agree dragonflycolor - I always got really tired of cartoons. My daughter is in school now so I do volunteer work.

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    Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

    As my daughter grows up I have been doing more volunteer work which gets me out and talking to adults. When she was younger that was much harder and I missed it.