Download: Is being a stay-at-home mom a job or a hobby?

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A mother and blogger is catching some heat for a post where she says being a stay-at-home mom is not a job, but rather a privilege.

Liz Pardue Schultz said she speaks from experience — she was a stay-at-home mom for five years. But she said stay-at-home moms only call what they do a ‘job’ so they can validate the experience.

The post states:

“…Choosing to create your own little person upon whom you’ll spend all your time and energy is a hobby. It is a time-consuming, sanity-deteriorating, life-altering hobby — a lot like a heroin addiction, but with more Thirty-One bags. Whether you call it a “blessing” or a “privilege,” the fact remains that having someone else foot the bill for a lifestyle that only benefits you and your close family is by no means a “job.”

Have some self-respect, own up to your decision, and call it what it is: a lifestyle that is hard but definitely worth the struggle to you. The people out there who actually have jobs will appreciate you much more if you’re not going around whining about a way of life that is most parents’ dream.”

Other moms were quick to disagree with the post.

They argue that stay-at-home moms should be valued equally to their working counterparts.

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