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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

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    "cv?"
    curriculum vitae or resume in America. Sorry my bad lol
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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    Apartments are not much cheaper either. Well single parent households are a product of society and culture which proper daycare may have helped to prevent. Daycare can be really cheap and unless you are working for less than minimum wage, it is a payoff.
    In this case, it's not (the OP article mentioned that it can actually cost more than a college education), so women are staying home instead.

    I really don't see a problem with that.

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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    "cv?"
    Resume, if that parent has been out of work for so long they have less experience than someone who did and therefore it is much harder to get a job after. Staying home not only ruins the parent's earning power now but later as well.

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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    In this case, it's not (the OP article mentioned that it can actually cost more than a college education), so women are staying home instead.

    I really don't see a problem with that.
    I really cannot see how honestly at least here.

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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    curriculum vitae or resume in America. Sorry my bad lol
    If that's a person's primary concern, I'd frankly argue that they probably shouldn't be having children in the first place.

    There are plenty of married women (I'd probably even go so far as to say most) who take at least a couple of years off after having children. It's generally not a career killer.

    Hell, my own mother just went back to work as a nurse after spending 20 years as a house wife. She's making over $30,000.00 a year now.

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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

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    Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories - latimes.com

    I've been wondering about this. I'm glad someone has followed up on this "phenomenon," though 23 to 29% doesn't seem altogether phenomenal.
    I've been saying precisely this for years - pointing out that the couples I have actually physically sat down with to do financial counseling often discover that "having two incomes" is actually a net financial loss for the household.

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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I really don't see a problem with that.
    That's because you're not ideologically vested in steering womens' choices towards full-time-work-all-their-lives.

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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    If that's a person's primary concern, I'd frankly argue that they probably shouldn't be having children in the first place.

    There are plenty of married women (I'd probably even go so far as to say most) who take at least a couple of years off after having children. It's generally not a career killer.

    Hell, my own mother just went back to work as a nurse after spending 20 years as a house wife. She's making over $30,000.00 a year now.


    Yes but if your an employer and you have two applicants to choose from both of which have the same education level but one of them has been employed for the past 5 years, can provide current and updated refrences. Who would you employ?
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    That's because you're not ideologically vested in steering womens' choices towards full-time-work-all-their-lives.
    Seems kind of like a modern update on the old English "nanny" system, only with a more feminist bent.

    It honestly strikes me as being sort of messed up. If a couple's going to bother to have children, they should also commit to putting those children's interests ahead of their own.

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    Re: Stay-at-home moms: The sad truth behind those rosy media stories

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    In this case, it's not (the OP article mentioned that it can actually cost more than a college education), so women are staying home instead.

    I really don't see a problem with that.
    actually there has been a sharp increase in stay at home dads since the 2008 crash. Women are not the only ones who can raise kids.

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