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HayleyS July 6th, 2013 9:08pm

Girls: If you could afford it, would you be happy being a stay at home mom? Guys: If you could afford it, would you be happy with your wife being a stay at home mom?

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FutureMD be nice to people
07/07/13 9:42 am

I've never understood the appeal of being a stay at home mom. I want to work and do things! I wouldn't like staying at home and not working at all, I would be so bored.

HayleyS looking up.
07/06/13 5:25 pm

My mother has always been a stay at home mom. Some people look down on stay at home mothers, and it drive me crazy.

07/06/13 6:01 pm

They have some of the hardest jobs out there! There's no reason to look down on them at all. My mom did it for a couple years when we were younger too.

SarahD in your orbit
07/06/13 4:32 pm

I would get too antsy staying at home all the time. I would feel like I wasn't doing anything with my life. And I don't like or want kids so...haha.

WillametteKevin Mossopolis
07/06/13 4:27 pm

Men need to work; women have a choice.

HayleyS looking up.
07/06/13 5:25 pm

Why do you feel that way?

corinnawells Hawaii
07/07/13 12:29 am

I disagree. It differs with each family.

inge MIA
07/06/13 4:01 pm

I loved being a stay at home mom and miss it so much.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/06/13 3:52 pm

I would be happy with it if she was. I said, "no," because I don't believe that nearly as many women enjoy being stay at home moms any more.

EarlyBird Portland
07/06/13 3:08 pm

I tried it and it was way too hard for me.

commonsense America isnt racist
07/06/13 3:03 pm

Uh, I'd be okay being a stay at home dad!

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/06/13 2:58 pm

That's how we did it. My wife has been a full-time mother since '92. It's been a sacrifice, but we view it as worth it. My "career" is just an earning mechanism to enable her to do the important work - mothering.

dawl adulting
07/06/13 2:43 pm

If I have kids it is what I hope to do :-)
And run some kind of small business or non profit as well.

dale41 Lets play two
07/06/13 2:42 pm

I would be a stay at home dad if my wife made enough. As long as she boat me a boat to go fishing on, and I could play golf whenever.

jonfrei the boonies
07/06/13 2:41 pm

Mine has been for >12 years...

stickman46 NJ
07/06/13 2:40 pm

Are our answers a solution for a household debate?

susanr Colorado
07/06/13 2:39 pm

I did stay at home, although I worked at home too, until I was a single mom & then I worked, But by then my daughter was in 3rd grade so there were just a couple hours after school when a babysitter or her grandmother watched her.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/06/13 2:59 pm

Susan. Please go to my poll and clear something up. :-)

susanr Colorado
07/06/13 3:02 pm

Looking at it now, because of livefree's poll. Don't see what you mean yet, but I'll get there.

Keldeo Laverre City
07/06/13 2:34 pm

Anything she wanted :)

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/06/13 2:34 pm

That would imply kids in the house. Yikes! A nightmare come to life. But if the unthinkable had happened, yes, I'd have been fine with it if it was what she wanted to do, or we could swap after a few years if she got burned out.

07/06/13 2:27 pm

I am a stay-at-home mom. Though oftentimes, we aren't at home at all. Bit of a misnomer. ;)

In order to afford it, we cut out tons of extras. It's all about priorities.

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
07/06/13 2:19 pm

I wouldn't mind it. :-)

Jeninerd Hoth, AK
07/06/13 2:15 pm

Exlusively? No. I plan on being a writer/stay-at-home mom.

07/06/13 2:13 pm

I would love it! It would be so absolutely awesome :)