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Cast Your Vote:

    • I've done both & SAHM is harder -- Votes: 26
    • I've done both & working is harder -- Votes: 27
    • I've done neither but I think SAHM is harder -- Votes: 1
    • I've done neither but I think working is harder -- Votes: 1
    • I'm a SAHM & I I think that is harder -- Votes: 2
    • I'm a SAHM & I I think working would be harder -- Votes: 5
    • I've always worked & I I think that is harder -- Votes: 5
    • I've always worked & I I think SAHM would be harder -- Votes: 1
Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Kari Corrupted:</b>" I've done neither yet. I'd like to be a sahm, and maybe work 2 days a week when dh can be home with the ... [snip!] ... NOT TRUST someone else to raise/take care of my baby. I think they both have their difficulties/perks. Depends on the person."</blockquote>




I raise my kids, our daycare/nanny doesn't

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45417 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Chuck Bass:" I've noticed that too. And even if the number were more even, I'd bet the majority of working moms in the US are asleep right now lol"

working mom here lol i go to bed at like 3 am and get up at 6 get kids ready for school drop them off and go to work at 9 am .....i hate insomnia

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
11th Dec '12

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Devil's Advocate Beverly Hills, California 18191 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting justanothamotha:" I think of student as "working"...and I thought i already had a gagillion options. I thought of throwing in a student one."


:lol: I don't. I see it as an opportunity that I am thankful to have. I could work and go to school but I am lucky enough to stay home with my daughter and pursue my degree.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45417 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting Kari Corrupted:" I've done neither yet. I'd like to be a sahm, and maybe work 2 days a week when dh can be home with the ... [snip!] ... NOT TRUST someone else to raise/take care of my baby. I think they both have their difficulties/perks. Depends on the person."


my kids are not being "raised" by anyone else by being in daycare that is a very ignorant statement

.|.. Beverly Hills, California 72000 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting
Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .|..:</b>" My 4 month old has insomnia, I swear. She never sleeps."</blockquote>




My almost 3 year old didn't sleep until he was about 1. It was miserable he'd power nap 20-30 minutes that's it. I've been where you are it's miserable.

☆º×ß¡±©µ×º☆ Due September 18 (girl); 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Centralia, Washington 45417 posts
status 11th Dec '12
Quoting justanothamotha:" That's me too - I say for me SAHM is harder mentally & physically, but working was much harder for me emotionally."

i thinking being a single working mom is harder mentally and phsyically only for me though . its like work never stops because once i get home i have to do the home duties .its very draining

.|.. Beverly Hills, California 72000 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .|..:</b>" My 4 month old has insomnia, I swear. She never ... [snip!] ... sleep until he was about 1. It was miserable he'd power nap 20-30 minutes that's it. I've been where you are it's miserable."


Yup cat naps.. or if my b**b is in her mouth. Thats it. My other 2 werent great sleepers at this age but not this bad.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .|..:</b>" Yup cat naps.. or if my b**b is in her mouth. Thats it. My other 2 werent great sleepers at this age but not this bad."</blockquote>




Yup that was T. As soon as I'd unlatch him he'd be in hysterics. I swear I'm having PTSD flash backs of that age lol

.|.. Beverly Hills, California 72000 posts
11th Dec '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting .|..:</b>" Yup cat naps.. or if my b**b is in her mouth. Thats ... [snip!] ... Yup that was T. As soon as I'd unlatch him he'd be in hysterics. I swear I'm having PTSD flash backs of that age lol"


Lol! Im currently living it. Shes sitting on my lap biting her toes. 1-4 a.m. is her favorite time to party.

Hy'ska 2 kids; Washington 50791 posts
11th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting .|..:</b>" Lol! Im currently living it. Shes sitting on my lap biting her toes. 1-4 a.m. is her favorite time to party."</blockquote>



Yeah I never understood why that was the party time frame :D

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
11th Dec '12

I've done both and working is WAY harder. Especially since I don't have a car so public transit adds an extra 3hrs to my "work" day, easy.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
11th Dec '12

Working is so much harder and I've done both. Life was so freaking easy when I didn't have to work, but also I felt I was missing my "calling". My husband is gone for a week plus at a time. I do everything on my own plus work full time nights. I am mentally, emotionally and physically exhausted 24/7. I can't fathom how being a SAHM is harder then what I do. I am much happier with who I am when I'm working, but I am a hell of a lot more tired and worn out

Tarynosaurus Rex San Antonio, Texas 1271 posts
11th Dec '12

I think it depends on how easy/difficult your children are honestly. I know it's not the same as being a full time parent, but being a live in nanny to a very defiant little boy was exhausting. Fast forward to another nanny job I had where the kids were pretty well behaved and it was a walk in the park, even with a 1 year old.



Personally I could never be a SAHM. I would get too frustrated/bored.