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stay at home

1. adjective A phrase used to describe a parent who cares for their children instead of having a traditional job outside of the home. In this usage, the term is often hyphenated and is typically used in the phrases "stay-at-home mom" and "stay-at-home dad." I never thought I would miss working in an office, but being a stay-at-home mom is utterly exhausting. Once my niece was born, my brother became a stay-at-home dad.
2. adjective A phrase used to describe one who prefers to spend time at home, as opposed to going out and/or engaging in social activities. I've never been one to party or travel—I'm just a stay at home girl.
3. noun One who tends to stay home, as opposed to going out. Why do I have to be the stay at home all the time? I like to travel, too, you know!
See also: home, stay
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These stay-at-home dads were either unemployed or were not looking for work for a variety of reasons, while others were on leave.
Using standard pay estimates, researchers quizzed 1,000 people and found families would be forced to splash out [euro]810 every week to replace jobs done by a stay-at-home parent.
I come from India, and I have seen several female nurses whose husbands are stay-at-home fathers because of the demands of work.
Doucet (2004) specifically examined the interplays of masculinity and child care among Canadian stay-at-home fathers, finding that male caregivers emphasized "more masculine work and hobbies that involve traditional male qualities, such as building, construction, and physical strength" (p.
2 million children--were being raised by stay-at-home mothers.
On one hand, the stay-at-home mother is often portrayed as a selfless individual, always happy and outwardly showing joy, but she is actually deeply unhappy, Ms Ee wrote.
In addition, some research points to an increase in positive portrayals of stay-at-home fathers in the media (Riggs, 1997; Vavrus, 2002) and "how-to" guidelines for families transitioning to the stay-at-home father/breadwinning mother model (Gill, 2001).
Who would call ' stay-at-home parenting the nonhardworking option?
It sticks in my craw that the woman who has become the spokesman for hard-up, stay-at-home mums has to get by on PS150,000 a year.
I cherish my Sundays and Mondays off where I'll take Jamila to the park Mauge Michelle Clayton Stay-at-home mum Caroline Parris ill me can be me my Caroline Parris planned a career change before starting a family so she could be at home with her baby.
When I was a stay-at-home mom, I worried about a variety of things, including the fact that all anyone asked about were my kids--how they are, camps, activities, etc.
Data showed that on average women who worked spent 127 fewer minutes per day with their children than stay-at-home mothers.
It is also important to note that these findings are not related to age -- that is, even when controlling for age, stay-at-home moms are emotionally worse off than employed moms.
The findings come amid record shares of women in the workplace and a steady decline in stay-at-home mothers.