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Why I Wouldn't Think
Twice About Hiring a Stay at Home Mom
By Marsha Maung
The world’s unfair. Yes it is. Let’s look at it
this way. Staying at home is considered an occupation not
many would willingly consider because the following reasons:
• 24 hour work (especially right after birth of children)
• No leave
• No medical coverage
• No insurance coverage
• No salary
• No big job title
• Mentally and Physically challenging (someone please tell
me I am wrong on this one)
• “Employers” always fighting among each other and you’re
always the arbitrator
• No Life
• And most of all….No appreciation and definitely no
And yet, you won’t find another person who does so much for
so little willingly and with a smile on her lips. SAHM could
be scrubbing dirty linen while exchanging jokes with kids.
SAHM would also forego sleep if ‘employers’ have nightmares
or problem sleeping. Even though the SAHM is grouchy, she
will do her best to ensure that her mood does not affect the
‘employers’. SAHM will sacrifice her own food for the sake
of the ‘employers’ without making a single sound.
The most amazing thing about SAHM is that they often have to
do multiple things at the same time and deliver accordingly.
For instance, ever tried calming an angry child while
cutting onions? Or perhaps paying the milk delivery boy
while breastfeeding a baby? How about changing a diaper
while reading a magazine? That’s why God decided to give
women this amazing ability to multitask.
Now, with all that said, doesn’t it seem clearer now why I
would hire a SAHM at the drop of a hat?
Imagine the things that she can do for me! And yet, SAHM
have no recognition and are considered to be second-class
citizens in some countries. They are regarded so because
they do not contribute FINANCIALLY to the family’s expenses.
But so what? So what, I ask you?
Here…let’s consider this. Consider the following two
instances very carefully. Number one, put a SAHM in a CEO
chair and let her run the company for a day…completely on
her own. Number two, take the CEO out of the chair and place
her in a home with 3 screaming kids for one working day.
Guess who’ll make it and who won’t. No prizes for guessing
but my guess is that the SAHM will probably be able to find
her way around to survive the day and not mess up the
company while the CEO will be done before the day is over.
And that is why the value of a SAHM is priceless and the CEO
or corporate rat-racer is priced. Give me a choice and I’d
pick the SAHM any time of the day.
Marsha Maung is a freelance graphic designer and copy writer
who works from her home in Selangor, Malaysia. She loves
nothing more than blowing bubbles in the park with her 2
kids, Joshua and Jared. She designs apparel and premium
items at http://www.allmomstuff.com Her personal website and
blog can be found at http://www.marshamaung.com
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Why Did God
By Carey Kinsolving
"God created moms to cook most of the time and to water the
chickens," says Jed, 8.
Well, Jed, either you have some strange chickens, or your
mom needs more farm experience. As for the cooking, let's
hope your mom's chicken casserole contains poultry that
someone has fed and not just watered.
"God created moms because they could go shopping while me
and my dad go hunting," says Jacob, 7.
As a guy who hates to shop, that makes perfect sense to me.
And while the guys are hunting, Mom will "teach girls about
makeup," says Kristin, 10. "He also created moms for girls
to tell about problems we can't tell dads. Thank you, God,
for creating moms."
As Kathryn, 12, says, "It's nice to be able to talk about
things. I know because I have a mom."
Listening is important, but "moms were made to have fun with
their kids," says Alex, 10. "You might think your mom is
old, but really inside, she is a kid just like you," adds
Yes, you might be amazed that your mom likes to have fun,
but even more amazing is that moms will love you even when
you're not so much fun. "Moms will love you even if you
fight a lot," says Adrienne, 10. "They are probably here so
they can take care of their kids. But, that's just my
Good guess, says Mallory, 7: "I think moms were made to hug
you. I think that God made moms to kiss you, too. I think
moms were made to fix your hair."
Not only are moms good for hugs and hair, but also hassles,
says Beth, 9: "God created moms because we need somebody to
get onto us and say things like, 'Clean up your room now!'"
Beth, you might consider what your mom does for you. J.T.,
7, believes that "God made moms to do stuff without getting
mad." In fact, "Moms do most of the dirty work around the
house," adds observant Andrew, 10.
All right, let's get down to basics, says Justin, 9: "God
created moms to give birth to people so that the earth's
population will grow."
Remember, Mom was there in the beginning. You were kicking,
screaming and making a mess in your diaper. Part of Mom's
job is to remind you of your humble entrance into this
world, says Stephen, 10: "God made moms to embarrass you in
front of your friends. Moms are made to be there for you
always, and you'll always be their baby."
So why do moms put up with us? Erica, 7, has the answer:
"The Lord loves me so he made a person of love and faith to
tackle the job of me, and that is my mom. She loves me so
much. I am her love of love."
Nick, 7, says it another way: "God made moms so they could
be like God."
How many times have we seen mothers claim innocence for sons
who have committed the most heinous crimes? A mother's
unconditional love is based on her capacity to love, not on
her children's worthiness.
In the same way, God's love is not based on our worthiness.
We have all sinned against God. The irony is that the one
who lived perfectly and loved unconditionally was tried,
convicted and crucified as a common criminal to pay the
penalty for our rebellion against God.
Whether or not you've been blessed by a mother's love,
remember that the greatest love of the greatest mother who
ever lived is only a reflection of God's perfect,
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life" (John 3:16).
Carey Kinsolving is a
syndicated columnist, producer, author, speaker and website
developer. To see more articles like this one, visit http://www.KidsTalkAboutGod.org/ColumnArchive.aspx.
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Copyright 2006 Carey Kinsolving
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The Stay At Home Mom Stereotypes
By Stephanie Foster
Everyone has a picture in their mind of what a stay at home
mom should be. Sometimes it’s fairly flattering - the
perfect mother who is always there for her family, home
cooks every meal and keeps a perfect house. Other times it’s
a picture of a woman lazing on the couch, watching soap
operas, eating bon bons and spending her husband’s hard
Most stay at home moms don’t fit perfectly into either.
Maybe you’re great at cooking meals for your family, but
when it comes to thinking of great ways to keep the kids
busy, you struggle. Maybe your house is clean but you hate
to cook. And maybe you do enjoy those soap operas as you
help the kids with homework and projects.
Most people don’t recognize the challenges your typical stay
at home mom deals with. They see it as a kind of makework,
As a stay at home mother you have many doors open these
days. You can express yourself for the entire world to see
on a blog. You can start a home business. You can volunteer.
You can find a work at home job. Or you can just delight in
being a stay at home mother and ignore your detractors.
Is a stay at home mom lazy? Rarely. Most try hard to
contribute their fair share by budgeting money wisely, being
there for their family, raising the kids, cleaning the
house, cooking meals, and generally working what studies
have shown to be the equivalent of two full time jobs. Next
time someone calls stay at home moms lazy, just remind them
You don’t have to be June Cleaver to be a successful stay at
home mom. If you don’t enjoy cooking, that’s just fine. Use
the shortcuts available to you that fit in your budget. I
would suggest keeping the food healthy for your family’s
sake, but otherwise it’s up to you.
Despite what some feminists think, choosing to be a stay at
home mom is not a betrayal of what the feminist movement
fought for. Women now have options, and can choose what
exactly they want to do with their lives. Saying that it is
unreasonable to choose a traditional path is denying you the
right to live your life as you choose.
Just take a look at what today’s stay at home mom is like.
Odds are you weren’t raised to think of yourself as a future
stay at home mother. Growing up, girls are now encouraged to
think of having careers, not “merely” raising their
It’s okay for a stay at home mom to have outside interests.
They don’t have to be the more or less traditional
volunteering, cooking and so forth. You can keep up your
skills so that when your children are grown or reach an age
where you decide to go back to work you still have the
skills. You can do real work at home.
There are more options out there for stay at home moms than
there used to be. Even as you take the time off from outside
the home jobs to raise your family you can maintain your own
Stephanie Foster is one of
the lucky ones who has been a stay at home mom since her
children were born. She has a forum at http://www.homewiththekids.com/phpBB2/
where you can meet other moms.
Modern Moms Need
By Mila Sidman
In the old days moms
used to have support from their community and other stay
at home moms. Fast forward to 2006 and most families
have two working parents. Often times stay at home moms
don’t have the support they need. Although most people
do understand that being a stay at home mom is a job all
on its own and a huge one at that, there are always time
when mom may feel she’s not doing enough.
The truth is that being home to raise your kids is a
huge responsibility and more stay at home moms should be
applauded for their choice to stay home and raise their
family. But what about support?
Well if you’re lucky enough to have a group of close
stay at home mom friends that’s great but if you aren’t
there are ways you can get out there and start making
Join a local toddler playgroup or class. This is a great
way to meet other moms with similar age kids.
Go to the park. The park is often a great meeting place
for moms and it’s also a good way for you and your
children to get some fresh air.
Smile and say hello. Often times people seem
unapproachable until someone smiles. Most of the time
you will find your smile is returned. This instantly
sets the ground for a conversation to start. So don’t
wait for people to approach you, take the initiative and
Go online. In today’s technological age it’s easy to
make friends and find support online. There are many,
many parent forums and even forums just for moms. It’s
great to be able to log on at any time when you’re
stressed or just need a quick chat and talk to other
Don’t forget to get out. Although online friendships and
support is great do remember to get out there, even if
it’s just for a walk and talk to people. You’ll be
amazed at how easily friendships can be struck up… even
when you least expect it.
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