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AIBU…. Why do we not have more SAHDs?

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LittleChickpea Thu 28-Mar-13 15:52:10

To be confused? Read a lot of articles on this and I was wondering what mumnetters think? If it's of any interest.

It seems there is a feeling that mums end up giving up their careers to stay at home with the DC (for whatever reason) and are treated unfairly for it.

So for those couples that are affected by this? Do men simply not want to stay home or does the idea of men staying home rather than the women have little appeal to families? Does this even get discussed when the decision is made as to who will be the primary care giver if one parent is to stay at home for a number of months/years. Do women with high flying careers think the idea of a SAHD is laughable or not? Would current SAHMs be happy to work full time and their DP be the full time SAHP (taking salary into account - if you earned his exact salary)? Is the growing number of SAHDs a side effect of the economy?

Really interested in hearing what people think.

Wishihadabs Tue 02-Apr-13 08:26:13

I hope you have a wonderful maternity leave and lovely time while your DH is off. I hope his employers see sense. In the meantime don't discount going ft. There are loads of advantages if your DH can get pt hours. (More money, more leave and better career progression spring instantly to mind). Embittered pt worker here.

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