stay-at-home mom

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stay-at-home mom

A mother who forgoes employment outside of the home in order to care for her children and the household. Being a stay-at-home mom is just as much hard work as going to an office every day.
See also: mom
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From stay at home moms, to retired veterans, to college aged kids looking for a career.
Most of us think that stay at home moms are free from all tensions and depressions of life.
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. She states that working moms enjoy better physical health, higher self-esteem, and increased emotional health compared to stay at home moms.
As a former reporter with The New York Times, who quit her professional career for a life of motherhood, Ann highlights the economic value of mothers who choose to stay at home to' raise a family, because as she states, these "stay at home moms" are a nation's "invisible" and "unpaid" laborers, whose work has so far been underestimated and not formally recognized.
The last few years have been challenging for many people across the United States - small businesses, college graduates, employees due to job downsizing, stay at home moms, stay at home dads and growing families trying to juggle the current economic conditions.