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will

I hate it when people make that absurd, blanket, unsupported statement "moms are better raising kids than dads."

I think that statement really means, the women should do that hard duty of staying home, changing diapers and cleaning house.

arielladrake

Of course, this whole 'strangers' at daycare thing is rather interesting in light of the fact that a recent government report here in Australia deemed there to be no childcare crisis and that waiting lists were just because parents were being picky. But, of course, when parents aren't 'picky', they get jumped on for leaving their children with 'strangers'. Wait, is that a "damned if you do, damned if you don't" I hear?

Zan

Well, I don't care what you guys to with your kids, but since my kids are mine, I or my husband, are going to care for them. I don't get this idea of having children only to be cared for by other nice people for the majority of their childhood. That just escapes me. In this family, the mom is way better at raising the babies. ;-)

Jodie

I always thought of childcare as more people to love my children, and more people for my children to love. Turned out great for me and mine; both kids have turned into responsible young adults.

But to each her own. I'm not putting down anyone else's choice.

Chalicechick

Zan, are you going to homeschool, too?

kali

Wow, thanks for this post. It puts an interesting spn on all those periodic "women are going back to the home" articles featuring high status women, doesn't it? You can view them as an increasingly desperate series of *bribes* to raise the status of being a housewife and make it a more attractive option again.

Anyway, I love how you think, and can I be the latest to say that I'm glad you're posting again, and glad you're back.

The Happy Feminist

Thank you so much!

mythago

I assume Zan also disapproves of people whose children are cared for during the workday by their grandmas.

Shelly

Maybe Zan reads the google blogs of stacy mcdonald, she is the wife of a pastor, and she wrote a book called maidens of virtue. I think she's a step-ford wife.

Nellie

I am a 17 year old female, I want a family someday but I dont want to be treated like I a robot. "homemaker" I think that is a crude term for women that stay at home. We are moms, wifes, and lovers. we can do anything that a male can do. i have proved that by playing the same sports they do and doing it better, and out doing them in their jobs. you see we are just as good as MEN!!!!!

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