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Rachel Campos-Duffy Wants Moms Who Stay Home to Stay Happy, Too

Rachel Campos-Duffy shares her advice on motherhood. Credit: Amazon.com
ParentDish columnist and author Rachel Campos-Duffy says she is blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to her five kids, and she wants other women who choose hearth and home...

Census Portrait of At-Home Moms Hardly Revolutionary

Stay-at-home moms tend to be young, foreign and Hispanic. Credit: thenagainphoto, Flickr
Battle-weary professional women everywhere have discovered they can't have it all and are quitting the rat race to stay home with their rug rats. It's called...

About 25% of Married Moms Become Stay-At-Homes

One in four married moms stay home to raise their kids, according to new U.S. Census data. Credit: jupiterimages
New census figures are calling into question the notion that professional women are opting out of the work force to raise their...

Dr. Laura Schlessinger on Working Moms

Dr. Laura feels sorry for working moms. Image: Amazon.com
Just in time for Mother's Day, Dr. Laura Schlessinger has released a new book titled "In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms." In this, her sixteenth book, Schlessinger urges mothers to eschew...

Are You a Mousewife?

When I was growing up, I knew very few kids who had moms working outside the home. With the exception of a few girls with divorced parents (also rare), just about everybody I knew came home to a full-time mother who relied solely on her husband to...

The Return of the 1950's Housewife

There was a time when stay-at-home moms looked to be on the verge of extinction. After being told that not only could they have it all, but that they should also want it tall, more and more women left their families and went out into the workplace to...

Average SAHM has 94.4-hour work week

An annual survey by Salary.com revealed that the average stay-at-home mom works an average of 94.4 hours per week, meaning that in the context of a normal 40-hour week, more than half of her time on the job is overtime. The survey, administered...

A SAHM's dirty little secret

These days, bringing up the "mommy wars" is as potentially explosive as a faux pas at a Middle East peace negotiation -- except everyone is a lot less diplomatic. I happened to grow up in a family of political junkies who loved to philosophize...

Stay-at-home mothers as temporary workers

Companies are starting to realize they have overlooked an untapped source of help for emergency projects: the stay at home mother. Educated and professional women who have opted out of high profile careers are being broached by businesses through...

Is gold the new Tupperware?

Many intelligent, enterprising and otherwise employable women choose to stay out of the workplace in order to be home with their children. But the desire to supplement the family income and perhaps have a life beyond the children, has led generations...

Making the transition to a one-income family

Stay-at-home parenting isn't easy to do in our economic times. Though our mothers often were able to pull it off, the fact is that many families need two incomes these days to stay afloat. If you are in a position to try and make a go of it, however,...

What are your thoughts about SAHMs and WMs?

If you're a stay-at-home mom, do you imagine the days of a working mom to be filled with three martini lunches with clients, a sparkling house thanks to a cleaning service, and a closet filled with dry clean only Ann Taylor? And do you working...

Check out the damage before you speak

Are you the significant other of a stay-at-home-parent? Well, I am here to help you out, my friend. As usual, I have come up with a HIGHLY-scientific method of gaging your SAHP's mood before they utter a single word. After returning home from your...

The bus stop mom club

Last year, when Ellie was attending a private school, I would drive her to school each morning. My route took us past the corner school bus stop, where the neighborhood moms stood chatting while waiting with their kids for the bus to arrive. I would...

The Work at Home Mom beauty regime, an oxymoron?

A dear blogger friend of mine recently wrote a post on her personal blog about her daily/weekly beauty regime. Her inspiration for the post came from a bikini waxing incident gone awry. As she tenderly hoofed it around her house she rattled off all...

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