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I'm a little confused why a woman should get special treatment. If it's OK to be a SAHM, why not a SAHD?

It's great to be a SAHD! My sister is the breadwinner in her household and her husband is a SAHD.

I only mentioned SAH Mothers instead of Fathers because the post I was responding to only mentioned Mothers.

The reason I stay at home and my husband goes to work was due to our careers - I was a UNIX admin, he was a programmer moving into management. My job required frequent on-call with lots of night and weekend work. We thought that kind of job would cut into our family time more than we would like. If the roles had been reversed, then I most likely would have been the breadwinner and DH would have been the SAH Parent.

I never meant to imply any kind of sexism.

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