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    Well I do everything...dinner & dishes, mine and DH washing and putting away, his lunch for work, grocery shopping, cleaning, he even pays the boy down the road to mow the lawns so when I say nothing I mean absolutely nothing. However, to be fair I must say he works 7 days a week and gets home around 6pm. I'm pregnant with our first baby and haven't worked since about 2 months as the morning sickness was so severe I couldn't leave the house for like 2 months without a bucket. So I guess I'm kind of a stay at home mum to be. I don't really expect him to do anything because he works everyday but I do feel a bit overwhelmed sometimes even though I don't work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suchislife View Post
    For those that say there partner helps alot or 50/50, are u a SAHM mum? when i ask my partner to help out he says no as im a stay at home mum and its my "job" and that if i was working full time he would help..
    but he is good with the kids, just not housework!
    Youre a SAHM not a housewife. There's a difference. If we had no children and I didn't work, sure I'd do the housework and cooking 90% of the time. However I'm a SAHM so that's what I do, I'm a Mum

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    Totally agree Leisa.

    I am a HUGE fan of the line - I am a SAHM not a housewife.

    I am here to look after the kids, not the house.

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    I voted yes - willingly & competently. DH mops & vacs, cleans the bathroom and mows the yard. He also cooks 2 out of 3 weeks, as the 3rd week he is on arvo shift. I do everything else. Unless I'm snowed under with uni, then DH does EVERYTHING. He never used to, but when DD was around 1 year old, he started helping out

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    When I was a SAHM I told DH that I didn't expect him to do any housework. He still helped out with DD, as that's part of being a daddy but I was at home all day everyday and DH was working 12-14 hour days so I didn't think it was fair for him to come home and still clean up the house. I even mowed the lawn when DD was sleeping

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    Well I figure that DS is awake for about 12 hours per day and even when he's sleeping he needs me so yeah I'm doing a big day. On a good day I can get everything done but I'd rather be taking DS out and about and showing him the world. DH would rather I play with DS than spend half the day doing the housework.

    We try not to get behind on anything so it's easy to maintain but sometimes DS wants to go to the park before the dishes are done and the day escapes us. I don't clock off so neither does DH. Luckily though, DS is in bed early so there's plenty of time for DH and I to tidy the house, watch TV and snuggle

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    My Husband is away a lot and earns us a very good income and he helps out where he can. It's helps if your husband likes to cook especially when the kids are small and you have limited time and energy.

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    he does a little bit but he used to do soooo much cooking tea helping clean etc but since getting severe depression its like the councilors/doctors say equal to having someone with quadraplegia and a bad attitude! He does a very little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deany View Post
    he does a little bit but he used to do soooo much cooking tea helping clean etc but since getting severe depression its like the councilors/doctors say equal to having someone with quadraplegia and a bad attitude! He does a very little bit.
    ouch

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    Quote Originally Posted by deany View Post
    he does a little bit but he used to do soooo much cooking tea helping clean etc but since getting severe depression its like the councilors/doctors say equal to having someone with quadraplegia and a bad attitude! He does a very little bit.
    Oh Deany I so know how hard it is when you have depression. I developed severe depression early in my pregnancy due to severe morning sickness and having to quit my job and my life completely turned upside down. We lived on vegemite sandwiches/takeaway or DH would try and bring meat home on his way home from work something he could cook like kebabs as he can't do much. It must be really hard for you as DH has told me it was really hard for him and to see me go through that as well.


 

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