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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

stay-at-home

Describing a parent who forgoes employment outside of the home in order to care for their children and the household. Being a stay-at-home mom is just as much hard work as going to an office every day.
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He realized that he should quit his well-paid, high-status job to stay at home with his children.
She said: 'There is a rise in women doing more traditional homemaking activities like baking and knitting and I think there's some yearning to have the choice again to stay at home like our mums and grandmothers did.
Stay At Home is a national Franchise opportunity available and/or operating in 34 states in the USA.
In the Internet newspaper Huffpost Healthy living Leslie Bennetts writes that working moms with jobs or careers are less likely to struggle with depression than stay at home moms.
"If you are due to go on holiday and suspect you have swine flu then you should stay at home to avoid spreading the virus.
"She's happy to stay at home, I think it takes a lot of the stress out of everybody's life.
An overwhelming 88 per cent of parents said more should be done to help parents who want to stay at home while their children are babies and toddlers.
PRINCETON, NJ -- Even if they were "free to do either," most Americans say they would prefer to work outside the home rather than stay at home to take care of their house and family.
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Around 22 per cent of students plan to stay at home while they study, 35 per cent of whom claim they would not be able to afford to go to university if they had to pay for their own accommodation.
Said writer takes an informal poll among her friends, notices a pattern, and writes a breathless story about how educated and financially comfortable women are choosing to leave the marketplace to stay at home with their children.
She takes us back to the French feminist Simone de Beauvoir's assertion, in a 1976 interview with Betty Friedan, that "no woman should be authorized to stay at home to raise her children ...
But what about the estimated 5.4 million moms and 98,000 dads who stay at home?
Hence, NCOA has launched the "Use Your Home to Stay at Home" program, ultimately aiming to increase seniors' use of reverse mortgages to purchase long-term care insurance and services.
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.