As a stay-at-home mom I am getting very sick of all the negative comments. The recent comments by Hilary Rosen really got to me.
I have been married for 19 years and a stay-at-home mother for 12 of those years. Let me tell you something, if a stay-at-home mother does not know economics and hard work, her household business will go bankrupt. We will not receive a government bailout, although that is coming in the form of big brother government running our lives. Everything that I do in my home has to have a budget and that budget completely depends on the economy of our nation. If the gas prices go up, so do the groceries, if the groceries go up so do the doctor fees. It is a vicious cycle, but as a stay-at-home mom, we plan our budgets accordingly.
When I plan a party for my children, it is economics. When I do the laundry, it is economics.
Most stay-at-home mothers, and dads, do all the purchasing, and all of the budgeting, which is a big job in itself. So what, we don't work out of the home, but we sure know a lot more about economics than those people in Washington would think we do. A lot of stay-at-home moms are farmers and gardeners, bookkeepers and seamstresses. Most of us have little jobs to keep us going, and we do know the world of economics. I am so sorry that someone like her would sell the hardworking American mom short. Maybe a day in the life of the stay-at-home mom would do her a lot of good.
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