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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
justanothamotha Due January 20; 130 kids; Climax, Michigan 5120 posts
Dec 12th '12
Quoting **Blessed Insanity **:" NEITHER, I repeat NEITHER is harder than the other, as soon as ppl realize this we can stop competing ... [snip!] ... has it hardest, FYI, if your a mom, a good one who cares and loves her children, WE ALL DO! ...end of story, end of arguement."

I think people have been very respectful & taking this in that light overall - I haven't seen what to me appears to be competing, just a discussion of what is easier/harder on lots of given situations with lots of personality types.

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
Dec 12th '12

I think the average working mom has it physically harder just because the average woman with children is still doing the majority of domestic and parenting duties if she is living with a man, even if he is the father. So it's not like the average working mom can come home from a day of work and not have more work piled up for her at home. Single working moms, get the f**k out, that's probably the most difficult of all.



Housewives etc often have a different issue, and that is not getting enough interaction with peers or feeling like they don't have a life outside the bounds of the house. This can be difficult on the psyche. It's too easy and common for housewives to become isolated.

Leisurely Duchess 1 child; Monterey, California 25884 posts
Dec 12th '12

Obviously number of kids and parenting styles play significant roles.