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Stop asking SAHMs when we’re going back to work – we never stopped


by Kate White
22nd Jul 2021

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"I want other parents who are working, day after day, at home to know they are doing something important and something valid. I wish someone had made it clearer to me."

In April this year LinkedIn finally added stay-at-home-mum to its list of official job titles. So why, asks Kate White, is the job still not recognised by so many?

As much as we try to deny it, your job and your identity are intertwined. One of the first questions you ask a stranger when you first meet is: ‘What do you do? And, by that, we mean: What do you get paid to do?  So, when you’re a mum and choose to stay at home and work in a position you don’t get paid for, except maybe in hugs, the tone of your answer...

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