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I just saw this on the AP. This isn't one of our mamas is it?? Whoever she is, she is awesome!!<br><br><br><br><br>
>>>>Stay-At-Home Mom Goes on Strike<br><br>
FRANKFORT, Ind. (Oct. 20) - A stay-at-home mom is on strike - giving up her daily chores until her family gives her more help around the house.<br><br>
Regina Stevenson, 41, sat on a lawn chair Tuesday on the sidewalk outside her home in Frankfort, 20 miles southeast of Lafayette, with a sign saying "Mom on Strike."<br><br>
Stevenson has four children, ranging in age from 7 to 19. The youngest three live at home with her and her husband, Dennis, along with their daughter-in-law and grandson.<br><br>
Stevenson says the large household means doing a lot of laundry, cooking, cleaning and gardening.<br><br>
"I do everything except bring home the paycheck," she said, crediting her husband for that contribution.<br><br>
Stevenson said her children are good kids and that her husband keeps odd hours and can't always pitch in.<br><br>
But she said she wants more help around the house and that she won't be cleaning, cooking or doing other chores until they clean and learn to appreciate her.<br><br>
"(Stay-at-home moms) are not paid with money, and I think that you should show a little courtesy and respect for what we do," she said.<br><br><br>
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I remember seeing that story a looonggg time ago. At least a year ago, maybe more.
 

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I think it happens periodically. One of us "snaps" and declares a strike. I'm just fascinated by the women who do it "officially" and call in the press when so many of us have done it or dreamed of doing it.
 

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...and when she goes back to "normal" so will everything else (plus she'll have all that extra to clean up that they let go while she was ON strike) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I don't blame her for trying though.
 

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my mom went on strike when I was small. She wanted my dad to help out more. I think it lasted 2 or 3 days. After that he was always good about pulling his share.
 

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Yep, don't blame her.
 

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what news artical did that quotes come from? I'm in IN that's why i ask actully only about 1 hour away from frankfort area... Just courious! I wish i could join her but as said above, it won't help i'll just have a bigger mess to clean up after a day of not doing anything...
 

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Sometimes I feel like being a SAHM is enabling my children and dh to be lazy slobs that don't feel that they are required to pick up after themselves b/c thats my "JOB". Well when I quit my prestigious job managing a 6 million dollar line of revolving credit for a growing co. based where I live that was rapidly expanding I didn't transfer to the position of servant. I manage our home. We need a manager b/c we have a large, busy family. I stay at homew so I can support my hubby b/c he works hard. I do the cleaning b/c now I can't afford to pay someone. I cook our meals b/c I'm making an investment in our future health. I kiss boo boo's and interpret art because I'm teaching my children to be compassionate and openminded free thinkers. I do not, I repeat, do not, walk behind individuals in the home and pick up their messes. I don't transport clothes to the laundry room, I merely attend to them once they are their. I don't buss tables, I serve meals that are prepared w/thought and effort. I don't bring home the bacon, but I'm responsible for working miracles with it every month. DH makes ends meet, I keep them tied. So I too find myself feeling unappreciated when inconsiderate family members take my precious time for granted and act inconsiderately toward me b/c they think I don't have a real "JOB" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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About once a month I am tempted to do this! It's after my ONE monthly evening commitment. I come home and the house, esp. the kitchen, is a DISASTER! And before I leave I make sure the dishwasher is ready to load, dinner is ready and most dishes are cleaned. Just makes me wanna throw up my hands in defeat!
 
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