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Keira Knightley Says She Doesn't Want to Be a Stay-at-Home Mom: Do Stay-at-Home Moms Get a Bad Rap?

The Big Question 2012/09/20 01:00:57
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  • zbacku 2012/09/20 02:12:04
    No
    zbacku
    +7
    I clicked yes.
    yep
    My wife left nursing 28 years ago and we have raised two of the finest young men I know.
    Without her, who knows how they would have turned out.

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  • Todayisgoingtobegreat 2012/09/22 14:11:02
    No
    Todayisgoingtobegreat
    Nope, its everyone's choice
  • Angel* 2012/09/21 01:25:13
    Yes
    Angel*
    +1
    I won't want to stay home either making the kind of money she makes, cause moms that stay home work their ass off and don't get paied anything. It's the hardest work you can do. God bless a mom or dad that stay home.
  • hasher 2012/09/20 23:51:59
    No
    hasher
    it used to be that way but if i a mom can afford to stay home with her kids and wants to do it then she shouldnt worry about what other people think. i would have loved to do that. but my husband and i shared equal responsibilty and i dealt with the fact that i had to work. but family was my priority outside of work.
  • ikeknight 2012/09/20 22:38:48
    Yes
    ikeknight
    +1
    It's just as valid a choice as a mother who wants to work.
  • hasher ikeknight 2012/09/21 00:03:49
    hasher
    then why did you click yes??
  • ikeknight hasher 2012/09/21 00:06:43
    ikeknight
    +1
    Because stay at home moms get a bad rap. I don't think they should.
  • hasher ikeknight 2012/09/21 00:32:52
    hasher
    ok i dont think they should either. if i was a mom at home i wouldnt worry about what other people think.
  • ikeknight hasher 2012/09/21 00:39:13
    ikeknight
    +1
    I really don't worry since I'm a guy, but I think house moms should be thought just as highly as a working mom.
  • MlssCue... ikeknight 2012/09/24 14:21:17
    MlssCue =Go Blue=
    +1
    Thank you! I wish not only more men but more women, appreciated this choice. Instead of getting labeled as "lazy"!
  • Elz 2012/09/20 20:42:57
    No
    Elz
    at times it isn't because at least you can be at home relaxing but you also get bored.
  • Nika 2012/09/20 17:49:56
    No
    Nika
    +1
    Everyone knows it's one of the more difficult jobs. If you don't take a couple of weeks and be a stay at home parent. Kids do crazy stuff. But there's also nothing wrong with not wanting that life. Women now have the choice. Also, there are many great stay at home dads. There's nothing wrong with that either.
  • D D Nika 2012/09/20 23:22:11
    D D
    +1
    My cousin is a stay at home dad. I think his kids are very lucky.
  • Mike 2012/09/20 15:35:58
    No
    Mike
    unless your stay at home romney
  • Donald Eric Kesler 2012/09/20 15:19:45
    No
    Donald Eric Kesler
    +1
    Being a stay at home mom is still a highly respected choice for women. Keira Knightly is simply opting for something else.
  • SA 2012/09/20 15:11:37
    Yes
    SA
    +2
    Many, many times stay at home Moms get a bad rap. I was able to do both. So I know the remarks I would get.
  • TerryAgee 2012/09/20 15:09:50
    Yes
    TerryAgee
    +1
    A four-day work/school week is the solution.
  • hasher TerryAgee 2012/09/21 00:08:03
    hasher
    but not always realistic.or doable.
  • TerryAgee hasher 2012/09/21 14:57:57
    TerryAgee
    This happens when you become use to your routine. Stop! Get help! Make changes for the better! Yay or nay!
  • J.MaisOui 2012/09/20 14:40:09 (edited)
    No
    J.MaisOui
    Who's she ? Its sooooo boring being stuck at home all day doing chores,but its the best for the babies.No daycare for mine. Whats the point of having a child if you cant raise it? Wait until youre able.
  • hasher J.MaisOui 2012/09/21 00:07:43
    hasher
    thats not always an option. i had to work because my husband was self employed so i carried the insurance and all that stuff. but i had a lot of vacation time and took off as much as i could to be with my kids and my hubbys schedule was very flexible. so he was able to do a lot with the kids as well. and our kids turned out quite well.
  • Mark 2012/09/20 13:55:37
    Yes
    Mark
    +1
    They are erroneously looked down upon.
  • YourCompanionCube 2012/09/20 13:35:19
    No
    YourCompanionCube
    +1
    I don't believe so...My mom probably works as hard as my dad.
  • D D YourCom... 2012/09/20 23:25:16
    D D
    +1
    My mother for sure worked as hard as my dad. She was a very involved mother. Not just have kids out of the house playing. She supervised (too much so) but she took the hard road of parenting which I know now takes more love.
  • Mrs. Kathy Arch 2012/09/20 13:02:51
    Yes
    Mrs. Kathy Arch
    +1
    I think so. But a lot of it comes from it taking so long for us to be able to work outside the home, and have careers that some think it's taking a step back.
  • John Hall 2012/09/20 12:28:21
    Yes
    John Hall
    +1
    That's a yes and no answear the femist cant stand stay at home mom's but i have the ut most respect for woman who want to stay at home and raise there children.
  • sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~ 2012/09/20 12:05:27
    Yes
    sαиѕ sσℓєιℓ~
    I don't plan on becoming one :/
  • UnusualSuspect 2012/09/20 11:56:20
    No
    UnusualSuspect
    +3
    If a woman (or man) doesn't want to be a stay-at-home parent, fine.

    If they do, fine.

    No big deal.

    My only concern would be for the children if a working mother or working father doesn't spend enough time with their children.
  • Russian 2012/09/20 10:46:32
    No
    Russian
    I think she meant that she rather do something els then to be a stay-at-home mom.
    Being a stay-at-home mom is not easy.
  • susan 2012/09/20 10:39:23
    Yes
    susan
    +3
    People seem to judge by the first words - stay at home. Not all mothers have the luxury of staying home, I was a single mother. The choice was welfare and poverty or work and a better life for all of us. I think her statement is premature. Wait until she has her baby in her arms. Your priorities tend to change.
  • lady blue 2012/09/20 10:21:59
    No
    lady blue
    Being a mother and raising children is the hardest job in the world and it is
    virtuous that a mother stays home and raises her children and not leave them
    with a caretaker so they could go off and pursue a career. If I had children
    I would stay home and raise them myself. I've only heard praises about mothers
    who sacrificed their career for their children.
  • hasher lady blue 2012/09/21 00:14:36
    hasher
    why is it that some people just assume that just because you work out side the home its for your "career" ??? some have to work out of necessity because the spouse doesnt make enough to survive on. i have worked at a hospital for 33 years and i started in the laundry i have had blue collar jobs no career. but the benefits were good my kids had insurance be cause i worked. most of the people i know work out of necessity. housekeeping is not a "career" choice most people would make but it pays the bills. most moms i know who work do it out of necessity.
  • lady blue hasher 2012/09/21 01:20:50 (edited)
    lady blue
    Why is it ? Because we were talking about Kiera Knightly here who is a star
    who makes mega bucks in her career and she CHOOSES her career over not being home with her children. I was talking basically about women unlike you who DON'T have to work but put their career above raising their children. The question if you remember was, " Do stay at home moms get a bad rap ? .. and I stated that I didn't think so because being home out of a conscious decision to raise your children yourself is a very virtuous thing to do. I don't see the correlation of your reply and my comment. I was NOT talking about those families in dire straits finacially and the mothers that must go out to work. Either way my vote was NO. Stay at home moms do NOT get a bad rap and I have never heard bad things about mothers who stay home with children, If you must work to feed your family than obviously my comment does not refer to you.
  • freakoutnow... cuz mom's here 2012/09/20 10:07:58
    Yes
    freakoutnow... cuz mom's here
    +1
    Being a mom period is harder than it looks. Stay at home moms work hard sometimes even harder than some people who work outside the home.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/09/20 09:59:37
    No
    Lady Whitewolf
    No, but if she don't want to, she shouldn't be forced to!
  • D D Lady Wh... 2012/09/20 23:27:49
    D D
    +1
    I agree, no one should be forced to nor should it be their only option like decades ago.
  • Lady Wh... D D 2012/09/21 09:29:06
    Lady Whitewolf
    VERY true!
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2012/09/20 09:54:31
    No
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    I bet she wasn't trying to insult stay at home moms. She just doesn't want to give up her career.
  • Playerazzi 2012/09/20 09:27:59 (edited)
    Yes
    Playerazzi
    +1
    No question about it.

    Guilty party: The Feminazi politicallly-correct brainwash trust.

    It's a big honor and responsibility bringing up the kids at home.
    In the long run, it's more important than any other single job out there.

    Any one.
  • Rocko 2012/09/20 09:18:04
    Yes
    Rocko
    +1
    absolutely they do people seem to think mother isnt a real job
  • Rave 2012/09/20 09:06:58
    No
    Rave
    +1
    I wouldn't ever want to be one either, but it's nothing to do with a bad reputation. I'm just not that interested in kids and would probably go bored out of my mind if I had to stay at home and cater to their needs, I could never even babysit like some of my friends did when I was younger.

    So it's just not for everybody, but if someone chooses to do that with their life, then that's respectable too.

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