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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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I think that I'm probably more wanting to stay at home than she.
Gemma admits her peers often presume her family must be well off to allow her to stay at home but that's not the case.
I'm fortunate I've got the choice to stay at home and this is what works best for us.
A recent study presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association states that women who choose to stay at home and focus on raising their kids are more likely to show symptoms of depression than women who prefer to go for work.
As in 2001, more women now say they would rather work outside the home than stay at home (50% vs.
The key factors in deciding whether or not to stay at home are the affordability, quality and parents' comfort level with day-care options; the personality of the stay-at-home parent; family dynamics including the division of household labor and expectations of support from the partner working outside the home; the potential career detour for the parent at home, and, topping almost everyone's list, money matters.
NEW ORLEANS -- Depression among women who stay at home can be alleviated through participation in a structured walking program, a study has shown.
NEW ORLEANS - Depression among women who stay at home can be alleviated through participation in a structured walking program, a study has shown.
In one of the most egregious forms of Internet fraud, scam artists prey on the vulnerabilities of people who, for reasons of health or age, stay at home and find the Internet a way to maintain contact with the world in terms of information gathering, business dealings, shopping opportunities, and emotional support.
As Kenyatta and I evaluated our situation, it soon became clear that it made fiscal sense for Samori to stay at home with me for his first year.
The group, including Marcel Desailly, Albert Ferrer and Graeme Le Saux, declined to travel to Israel with security concerns - and their decision to stay at home undoubtedly contributed to Chelsea's problems.
I told prospective mates that I wanted to have kids and stay at home with them," says Washington, D.
Tis better, I decided, that he stay at home and ponder who to name as his two captain's picks for the upcoming Ryder Cup matches in Massachusetts.
Because I do not know how this decision to stay at home will affect any future working career of mine, it remains risky.
Forty percent of the mothers of preschool children stay at home.