Love a bit of bouffant 80's hair!!!
Oh my God I'm about to be contentious!!!!
Watch out blogworld, the real me is coming out :)
I have a blog that I read but don't follow....I don't always enjoy the sponsored posts so don't want it popping up in my reader thingy.
It's a CCASP blogger (look I made up an acronym!) That would be Clever, Crafty, Attractive, Successful & Paid blogger. She has more followers than I could dream of having and her posts are about her kids (who are gorgeous), her craft (she's amazing), her cooking (don't know how she fits in what she manages to conjure up) and her sponsors (the last two may be related...lots using one particular 'gadget').
All power to her I say, she's got a successful Work at Home business going by the looks of it.
Where I take 'issue' and I'm putting it in inverted comments because I'm freely admitting that I'm being a bit of a COW (but I really do admire her) is when someone who is clearly 'working' adopts the term SAHM.........................................
You say tomAto, I say tom(ar)to
I couldn't give a toss what you choose to do and you shouldn't care what I choose to do work-wise. As long as we are both focused on raising Happy, Healthy, Well-adjusted and Nurtured children, the semantics don't matter.....so why not just admit that you are in fact receiving payment for work and that makes you a working mother?
The definition of 'employed' according to some random online dictionary I just googled is:
"having your services engaged for; or having a job especially one that pays wages or a salary"
When is it going to become passe to engage in this dialogue that only serves to create a them and us mentality??
We all 'work' in some form or other don't we...paid or unpaid...inside the home or outside the home (for the record I've done both and done just the 24hr kid thing and none of them is in any way perfect!!!)
Anyway, the whole term is ridiculous...invented by a bloke? 'Stay At Home Mother'...wouldn't all mothers (working and not working) kill to actually stay at home...instead they're running around ragged keeping up with everyone's demands!!!
Right that's my point of view, feel free to take me to task but for goodness sake me gentle and don't crucify me!