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Radio_Lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-08-07 05:16 PM
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3. It's financial advice, NOT parenting advice
Edited on Sun Apr-08-07 05:16 PM by Radio_Lady
By Artemis70 on 4/7/2007 8:24 PM

I am cracking up at the incredibly defensive comments that have been made about this very necessary article. Get a grip ladies, the article isn't criticizing your parenting skills. It's simply asking you to take a look at your financial and life-planning skills. Let's face it, only a small percentage of people (men and women) make rational, sound decisions when considering parenthood and all that comes with it. I'll bet that every mother and even some fathers would love to be able to stay at home with their kids. Unfortunately, that is not an option for everyone. For those who do and who are relying solely on one paycheck to pay the bills, the article raises valid issues to consider to help plan for the future. It's no different than looking at life insurance coverage. So to the moms and non-moms on the list, stop arguing with each other, see if the advice makes sense to you, and apply it where necessary.

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  -Radio_Lady Discusses: Can Moms Afford NOT to Work? Radio_Lady  Apr-08-07 05:07 PM   #0 
  - Parade.com responses: Women's Choices  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:15 PM   #1 
  - It's financial advice, NOT parenting advice  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:16 PM   #3 
  - I'm a firm believer in making your own security  skygazer   Apr-08-07 05:16 PM   #2 
  - Skygazer, thanks for your comments.  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:26 PM   #5 
  - I was a stay-at-home mother for eight years, and even now I only work part time  Left Is Write   Apr-08-07 05:16 PM   #4 
  - Excellent comments, Left Is Write. How old are your children now?  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:37 PM   #6 
     - My oldest is almost 20; the two younger ones are 5 and 7.  Left Is Write   Apr-08-07 05:44 PM   #7 
        - My view is that all-day kindergarten should be funded in every school district.  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:52 PM   #9 
  - Stay at home moms are not superior  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 05:45 PM   #8 
  - I did both and here is my take on it.  CTyankee   Apr-08-07 06:31 PM   #10 
  - I've been a SAHM for the last 10 years ..  wavesofeuphoria   Apr-08-07 10:53 PM   #23 
     - Waves, your story is most intriguing. I have a nine-year-old granddaughter,  Radio_Lady   Apr-10-07 02:12 AM   #31 
  - Er...that first line contains an assumption I find irritating.  Left Is Write   Apr-08-07 06:39 PM   #11 
  - There might be a generational issue there  XemaSab   Apr-08-07 06:51 PM   #12 
  - toally agree, we were latch key kids and even with child support we never had  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-08-07 09:35 PM   #16 
     - ChimpsRSmarter, I remember arriving in North Carolina with my two little kids.  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 10:24 PM   #21 
        - thanks for sharing your story. There is only my sister and i and yup Ma had  chimpsrsmarter   Apr-08-07 10:43 PM   #22 
  - That irritated me too  skygazer   Apr-08-07 07:06 PM   #13 
  - Wow, for someone who thinks others make assumptions about her life...  colinmom71   Apr-08-07 09:25 PM   #15 
     - Hi....  Left Is Write   Apr-08-07 11:31 PM   #24 
  - Deciding to be a SAHM  Karenina   Apr-08-07 07:46 PM   #14 
  - More Parade.com responses: Prepare yourself for the welfare role....  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 09:59 PM   #17 
  - I Lived in a Neighborhood With Welfare Moms, As a Kid  Crisco   Apr-10-07 08:55 AM   #34 
  - Being a SAHM would have been too scary for me.  Amber Waves   Apr-08-07 10:01 PM   #18 
  - Amber Waves, perhaps it is internal needs, or maybe external...  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 10:14 PM   #20 
  - Can Moms Afford Not to Work?  Radio_Lady   Apr-08-07 10:01 PM   #19 
  - Newly minted SAHD here. . .  cemaphonic   Apr-09-07 01:50 AM   #25 
  - Hello, Cemaphonic... Your history is very interesting, and you sound like a very  Radio_Lady   Apr-10-07 02:06 AM   #30 
  - I think that having marketable skills is invaluable.  SeattleGirl   Apr-09-07 02:01 AM   #26 
  - Here is a good new book which I heard about that relates to this subject  marzipanni   Apr-09-07 03:16 AM   #27 
  - I think Moms should do what is best for them and for their families.  gbate   Apr-09-07 05:34 AM   #28 
  - This is a tough one.  SarahBelle   Apr-09-07 08:11 AM   #29 
  - we didn't want to put our baby in daycare  Maine-ah   Apr-10-07 07:22 AM   #32 
  - I think staying at home is an admirable choice.  Bunny   Apr-10-07 08:45 AM   #33 
  - Locking...  buddhamama   Apr-10-07 10:39 AM   #35 
 

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