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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    No judging here, I'm a SAHM and my boys are in a holiday program 2 days a week these holidays. I've never really used day care for my kids when they were little, tried it but they hated it so I gave up, plus cost has always been a factor.


    I really don't get why it would be bad for a SAHP to use it full time when it's ok for a working parent...everyone harps on about how good it is for children (and I agree!) but when it comes to SAHP it's suddenly detrimental or not the *best*
    sorry but why on earth would a regular stay at home parent use full time daycare? Obviously if they are sick or struggling there are exceptions but in a regular situation that sounds a bit weird.. Do you still get to call yourself a stay at home parent?!? how much down time or time to clean and run errands does one possibly need? seems very odd to me. I work in the family welfare field, and the only time I have heard of a stay at home parent using full time daycare is when they cant cope day to day or it is not best for the child to be in the home environment full time. Usually my understanding is that people who consciously choose to stay at home full time do so because they believe it is beneficial for their children.
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    So do FT working parents put their kids in long day care for 6 days a week so that the parents have 1 day at home without kids to do the house chores and relax?

    (ETA I think it's great if some SAHP can afford a few days of childcare both for their own and their kids benefits. It seems like a great win win situation that benefits everyone)
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    Teehee, dd is at daycare today, I dropped her off wearing daggy trackies, and a 9 year old leavers jacket. (With my pj top underneath, gasp, the horror!!)

    Judge away, I don't give a sh*t.

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    I once dropped DD off in my PJs when I was on my way to hospital for surgery. Classiest Mum out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post

    I really don't get why it would be bad for a SAHP to use it full time when it's ok for a working parent...everyone harps on about how good it is for children (and I agree!) but when it comes to SAHP it's suddenly detrimental or not the *best*
    To the people who have asked this same question... Really?! Just think about it 0_o the mind boggles that anyone would think its ok for a sahp to use childcare full time. Working mums sure, because they NEED to. A sahp is fine to send a couple days but full time is a joke. It's not that it's detrimental to the child it's why on earth a stay at home PARENT would send their child to daycare full time while they were at home :/ a working parent needs to because you can't take your children to work. Why was the even questioned? A sahp is fine to send their child a day or two a week... But full time? Unless they couldn't look after them adequately...

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    I didn't think SAHP's could use daycare fulltime? well...not unless they paid the full price? I had to give c/link my psych's letter to get my two little ones in for 2 full days p/w so I could go to therapy. This was 12 yrs ago mind you...so it's probably changed

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    Imagine a life where you dont have anything else to worry about except for what other people are doing?


    Man... Sounds blardy cushy.

    Unfortunately i live in a much harsher reality where im just trying to survive! So no i dont give 2 sh1ts about what any other mum does or doesnt do!


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    I am sahm, I put DS and DD into day care when they are 3-3,5 years old. They both go 5 days a week started with half day then full day. I feel guilty sometimes but I know right know it's better decision..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlsRock View Post
    I wear those exact same sort of clothes only I'm not going to the gym, I'm coming back home to sit on the couch IN MY COMFY CLOTHES and chill out. I guess I am a slob (thanks BH for pointing that one out). I never ever notice what clothes other parents are wearing.
    What are you watching? I went to gym, took dd2 to get her needles, she's asleep and I'm going to watch some trashy tv

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