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Poll Results: Average age of SAHM

Poll expired: Jan 4, 2008  
  • 0% (0)
    AGE 12-16
  • 1% (10)
    AGE 16-21
  • 43% (224)
    AGE 21-29
  • 43% (222)
    AGE 29-37
  • 10% (56)
    AGE 37-55
512 Total Votes  
post #41 of 133
Originally Posted by artgoddess View Post
yeah, you and me both.

I'm not sure why you say a woman is "supposed" to be going back to work at this age. I worked until I was 33.5 and had my first, now I SAHM to two. Most of my SAHM friends had their first around my age. Some in later 20's and some in early 40's. But mostly in mid thirties.
post #42 of 133
Are you asking what we think is the average age of a SAHM or are you asking what age we are currently? I wasn't sure, so I didn't know.

I started staying home when I was 23 and I'm now 28. I will be staying home for at least another 10 years or so I'm sure.
post #43 of 133
Okay, I looked closer and I guess I fall into the same category for the entire time I've been SAHMing. So I voted 21-29 because that has been my experience.
post #44 of 133
I have a 12 yr old that I had when I was 18 (got pregnant when I was 17). I also have a 2 yr old and a 2 mo old. I am 31 yrs old now. I have to say that I love being a SAHM now way way way more than I did before, and for some reason, I get a lot more respect for doing it now than I did before. Its like people think I chose it this time for my kids welfare and last time I was just being lazy or something : Even the schools give me a lot more respect than they did when my son was in say kindergarten and I was "younger". Its ridiculous, but it is what it is.

Although the other day someone asked if I was my kids grandmother : ::::: I wanted to slap her, lol. I dont even have a single visable gray hair!
post #45 of 133
I'm 21 now. I've been a sahm for 4 years, starting when I finished school when ds#1 was 2 months old.

I plan on being a SAHM for a while, becasue I'm homeschooling but I don't see there being any age you are supposed to go back to work. You go back when (and if ) you are ready, regardless of age.
post #46 of 133
The OP and I are the same age and had our children within 2 months of each other. I really think we had about the perfect timing for everything. I don't even know anyone who became a stay at home mom before the age of 29. After graduating from college, I worked for 7 years and then decided to start a family. DH and I worked and saved so that when we did have children I would be able to stay home with them. I'll go back to work when the kids are in school.
post #47 of 133
I'm 27 and became a SAHM when I was 24.
post #48 of 133
I am 34 and have been a SAHM for 12 years.
post #49 of 133
I became a SAHM when I was 20 but I'm 23 now.
post #50 of 133
I am 39 and have been a SAHM for nearly 16 years! : My youngest is only 3 (well, in a couple of weeks , so it looks like I should be here for a while longer.

BTW~ I have NO idea what I am going to do with my life when I am no longer the primary caretaker of my children.
post #51 of 133
I'll be 24 in nine days. I've been a SAHM since I was 22.
post #52 of 133
I'll soon be 25, but I've been a SAHM since the age of 19.
post #53 of 133
I'm 25, but have been a SAHM since 20. I have one friend that is a little older then I am, but all my other SAHM friends are much older, late 30's/40's.
post #54 of 133
I'm 22 now, I've been a SAHM since I was 19 and had my first. I'm glad I started young, because when the kids are gone off to their own lives I'll still feel young enough to go off and enjoy time with my hubby!

Most of my "mommy" friends are older than I am though, anywhere from 24 to 35. I think any age range is normal in today's society, many moms are starting much later than they used to. More power to them!

I know personally that I'm never going back to "work". I love this gig too much and don't want to sacrifice any time I can give to my kids. I joke with my husband that I'll just be the perpetual student:.

Glad to see such a diverse group on here!
post #55 of 133
I'm 31.5 Phased out of part time work and into SAHMing over the last year.
post #56 of 133
In my area it's almost a shock to have your kids before 30. When I go into the hospital they're always like "oh you're so young! you're just a little girl!" etc. I'm nearing 25 for goodness sakes. So I really don't fit into the SAHM cliques in the area; they're all professional women in their mid to late 30's who left good-paying careers. Either that or you have the teenage moms. Nothing against them, don't get me wrong, some of the best mommies I know are the younger ones. But it's either one extreme or the other. You rarely... rarely meet someone my age who's a new SAHM. Either they go to college and establish a career first, or they jump into mothering and have one or two by the time they're 20...
post #57 of 133
I'm 33. I was 26 when I started as a SAHM. I think most of my same age friends had kids around the same time.
post #58 of 133
Originally Posted by Peony View Post
I'm 25, but have been a SAHM since 20. I have one friend that is a little older then I am, but all my other SAHM friends are much older, late 30's/40's.
A-hem. I take great offense.
post #59 of 133
Are we voting for when we started SAHMing or our current age?
post #60 of 133
31 and been doing it for nearly 8 months
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