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If I may be so bold as to start another SAHM/WOHM thread... what do you other childminders class yourselves as?

(11 Posts)
GordonTheGopher Wed 20-Aug-08 18:40:31

Do you find that you're a bit stuck in the middle?

After all we have chosen careers that have allowed us to stay at home whilst looking after our own children.

But we do work.

What are your opinions?

AtheneNoctua Wed 20-Aug-08 18:52:46

I wouldn't have thought there was any doubt. Surely you work.

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 20-Aug-08 19:00:20

I work from home

CMing is a profession, and grrr to anyone who thinks I am a 'babysitter'

AtheneNoctua Wed 20-Aug-08 19:05:10

AND you have one of the best MN names... ever.

BoysAreLikeDogs Wed 20-Aug-08 19:13:17

Why thank you, Athene

<<swoon>>

happyhoney Wed 20-Aug-08 19:18:29

Was a childminder - defintley thought of myself as a working mum -as I was.smile

gooseegg Wed 20-Aug-08 19:23:08

Yes, it can be amusing to read the pointless polarised SAH/WOH cat fights debates from the perspective of this exclusive no man's land of childminding.

SammyK Wed 20-Aug-08 21:09:03

I am definately WAHM without childcare for ds.

poor ds sad

I usually don't bother with the bun fights either as feel the same as gooseegg.

vInTaGeVioLeT Thu 21-Aug-08 01:18:44

i'm a WAHM.
What's the point here hmm

have to add in some ways my job would be easier if i could put my child in childcare to do my job - i wonder if the government would pay for my childcare?

MaureenMLove Thu 21-Aug-08 01:43:48

I had a conversation with a very male chauvanist bloke last week. He asked me how my job was going, as I hadn't worked for years!hmm OK, apart from the 12 years that I dedicated to looking after 23 children that didn't belong to me!

I paid tax, therefore I worked!

GordonTheGopher Thu 21-Aug-08 06:58:19

God I'm not saying we don't work. hmm

I feel we've got the best of both worlds.

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