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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Bboys View Post
    Nominee for most offensive post for 2013.

    What a downright *****y thing to say.

    And what on earth is the connection between working parents & a 24/7 nanny on a family holiday?
    As a sahm mum i agree it was pretty harsh.

    Me staying at home is important to our family, but doesnt mean that those who dont are putting their childrens needs secondary. If i had to work i would but for now we make do on one income - not that we havent had to make sacrifices.

    Every family / parent are only doing whats best for their circumstance. Usually when a mother returns to work her motivating force is her kids, to provide for them. Thats putting them first

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilyp View Post
    Yes I really love it too! I just didn't realise how few of us there were in our school community. It seems like looking after ones children is really secondary. I really noticed it too on our recent family holiday. I think we were the only family who didn't use a nanny 24/7!
    How lovely - I wonder if you are the same lady who told me I was a 'part-time parent' because I chose to work part-time.
    I won't lie, I don't need to work - I want to. It doesn't mean I love my kids any less, and I always drop everything the second they need me. However, they are happy, well adjusted kids who love Childcare and know that their father and I are always there for them.
    I know SAHMs who actually spend less time with their children than I do if you take into account their social lives, going away on holidays without their kids, weekends out with friends etc.
    However you parent, good for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    How lovely - I wonder if you are the same lady who told me I was a 'part-time parent' because I chose to work part-time.
    I won't lie, I don't need to work - I want to. It doesn't mean I love my kids any less, and I always drop everything the second they need me. However, they are happy, well adjusted kids who love Childcare and know that their father and I are always there for them.
    I know SAHMs who actually spend less time with their children than I do if you take into account their social lives, going away on holidays without their kids, weekends out with friends etc.
    However you parent, good for you.
    Someone actually had the audacity to say that to you? :O I'm sorry you copped that, I would find that incredibly offensive and hurtful!

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    I'm a SAHM but won't be for too much longer. Unfortunately it's a financial choice for us, but I do LOVE being at home with my kids. I treat it like a job and plan lots of activities for the kids. It can be pretty rewarding. :-)

    I will point out that even when I go back to work, looking after my kids is still number 1 priority. It's not secondary to working. Working is a necessary evil unfortunately. SAHM jobs are definitely a privilege.

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    I was due to return to work in early 2014 after a year of maternity leave but I have just resigned so I am officially a SAHM now.

    My oldest goes to kindy next year and I am looking forward to doing the drop offs and pick ups, getting to know the other parents and perhaps volunteering at the school if needed.

    It was a tough decision to resign from my profession after all of the years of study and work I put in, but I can always return to it in the future. This was the best decision for our family at this time, but who knows what the future will bring.

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    What sort of activities/volunteering do you do at school?

    Im thinking I will attend sports days, assemblies etc. Does the school often require help from parents in the classroom?

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    Im a working parent - and I havent missed a single sports day, assembly presentation, performance or classroom roster. Im on the school board, OSHC board and have contributed over 60+ hours of volunteer time to our school this year.
    My kids to karate 3 times a week, play with their friends etc etc.
    My daughter has special needs so I also have weekly specialist appointments for her.
    I dont call that putting my kids second. Its usually me that comes second.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raising Leprechauns View Post
    Im a working parent - and I havent missed a single sports day, assembly presentation, performance or classroom roster. Im on the school board, OSHC board and have contributed over 60+ hours of volunteer time to our school this year.
    My kids to karate 3 times a week, play with their friends etc etc.
    My daughter has special needs so I also have weekly specialist appointments for her.
    I dont call that putting my kids second. Its usually me that comes second.
    Can I ask what is classroom roster? My oldest is going to kindy for first time next year so I am not familiar with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeBe View Post
    Can I ask what is classroom roster? My oldest is going to kindy for first time next year so I am not familiar with it.
    When you go in to be the parent helper. At our school its once or twice a term and from the start of school until lunch. You get to help out with group activities and spend time in the class helping the teacher and aide. Its great fun and your little will love you being there. You feel like a VIP!!! XX

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeBe View Post
    What sort of activities/volunteering do you do at school?

    Im thinking I will attend sports days, assemblies etc. Does the school often require help from parents in the classroom?
    From experience with our school - schools love helpers. They look for help in class, in canteen, in library on P&F - being an involved parent is very rewarding! Just put your hand up!


 

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