Stay-at-Home Moms: A Rising Trend, Fueled by Immigration and Weak Economy

Elizabeth Barber, Christian Science Monitor, April 9, 2014

The percentage of moms who are staying home with their children has increased since the millennium, a trend that likely is driven by both an influx of immigrant mothers and the pressures of a still hard-up economy in which many women cannot get jobs, according to a new report from the Pew Research Center.

The share of moms who do not work outside their homes reached 29 percent in 2012, up from a historic low of 23 percent in 1999, according to a Pew analysis of US government survey data.

The rise in the percentage of mothers who are at home full-time reverses a decades long decline in the share of stay-at-home moms. In 1967, about 49 percent of mothers stayed at home, and that percentage continued to trim over the next 30 years. Only in 2000 did the share of mothers staying home begin to go up, and it has done so almost continuously since then.

What’s behind the trend is still up for debate, but chief among the possible reasons are the country’s ongoing economic woes, making staying home less a conscious choice for some women than a response to a tight job market, the report found.

Six percent of stay-at-home moms, or about 634,000 people, reported that they were at home in 2012 because they were unable to find a job. That’s an increase from 2000, when just 1 percent of stay-at-home moms said that unemployment was their main reason for staying home, according to Pew.

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The report also suggested that shifting demographics might account for a greater percentage of mothers staying home. About a third of stay-at-home mothers were born outside the US, Pew found. That large share is despite the fact that immigrants account for just 13 percent of Americans, according to the 2010 US census.

About 40 percent of foreign-born mothers are stay-at-home moms, versus just a quarter of mothers who were born in the US, the report found.

The report also highlighted a number of demographic changes among mothers who do not work outside the home, including a rise in the share of stay-at-home moms who are single.

About 20 percent of stay-at-home moms were single in 2012, versus 8 percent in 1970, the report found. While a majority, or about 68 percent, of stay-at-home mothers are still women who are married to employed partners, that’s a decline from 1970, when about 85 percent of stay-at-home moms were married to partners with jobs, Pew reported.

Stay-at-home moms are also more educated as a group than in years past. About a quarter of the nation’s 10.4 million stay-at-home mothers had college degrees in 2012, compared with just 7 percent of them in 1970. Plus, just 19 percent of those mothers had less than a high school diploma in 2012, versus about 35 percent in 1970.

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  • borogirl54

    I find it hard to believe that immigrant women can afford to stay home when their husbands work low wage jobs and they tend to have a large number of kids.

    • gemjunior

      It might make more sense financially than paying daycare or babysitting money, which is a huge chunk of weekly money and most of these women aren’t making the type of salary that makes that possible. There’s a family on my street who had a Jamaican woman living in their basement for about 7 years raising their three kids so she could drag her ass down to Wall Street and the payout to this woman was $800/M-F (she went home to the Bronx on weekends) even though she lived there. It would have made much more sense all round, not only financially, to cut corners and stay home. But they preferred to throw money around with several vacations a year and new car every year. I did the opposite, kept a minivan for the same years the kids were small, and cut corners so I could stay home as much as I could. Then worked nights so I was still home.
      These “immigrants” also have financial “support” from our treasonous money printing gov’t so their budgeting isn’t as heroic as it might seem….

    • Pelagian

      They just value it more. Today’s De-Christianized woman would not stay home if you paid her.

      • Gandolf

        Correctamundo. That cute little Fox News anchor, Anna Kooiman, is gorgeous and of child-bearing age. She needs to get married and have babies. But, nooooooh, her job is more important.

      • Jesse James

        Not all American women are De-Christianized, there are plenty still down South.

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        The problem is a lot more complicated than that,….it is rooted in all aspects of our current society…..not just in women. On the flip side of the coin, these immigrant women are products of the culture they come from as well. Saying that immigrant women value staying at home with kids more than Western women is too simple of an explanation.

      • TL2014

        I don’t think this is about religion, but rather just about traditional gender roles having been destroyed.

    • Oil Can Harry

      These immigrant women CAN afford to stay home when they’re collecting welfare checks courtesy of the white taxpaying suckers.

      • Jesse James

        Yes white mothers work so foreigners don’t have to courtesy of their little anchor’s to the welfare system.

        • Ella

          If they qualify for multiple benefits, it can add up to 18-35K annually in govt. entitlements. They also get 1k back per child up to 5 children without ever paying any income taxes! What a deal!!!!!!

          • Greg Thomas

            Yes, 30 thousand a year is like a king’s ransom to these third world invaders.

          • Who Me?

            They don’t get it “back”. It’s an outright gift, since they never paid anything in to start with.

      • Strike_Team

        Exactly. I’m surprised so many whites, even on this site, don’t have this thought the first second they saw the title of this article. It’s the whites who pay for the government handouts who have to work, men and women. The real haters behind the curtain have to keep their non-white tools pumping out babies as quickly as possible. At our expense.

        • jane johnson

          What makes it even more galling is the sociopathic little cretins that their spawning are worse than they are.

      • me

        Exactly! This is why I’m going to repeat myself….White women of childbearing age need to stay home and have as many children as possible with their White husbands. Instead of chasing after things that you don’t need to impress people that you don’t even like, make babies. Go on the dole! Get some free medical and food stamps! While you’re out slaving at a job to get one third of your wages taken away, in order to feed the Mestizo and Negro children, our country is dying from the ‘multicultural virus’ and the ‘liberal/socialistic’ fever. Stay home. Make White babies. Save your country and the future! It’s the patriotic thing to do.

    • MBlanc46

      One factor must be that they’re willing to living in conditions that most white people no longer consider acceptable.

      • John R

        If all that you aspire to is to live in a trailer park, watch soap operas all day, and eat beans and tacos, then, hey, welfare pays good! For Mexicans that is living the good life!

        • J. Russo

          Every morning from as early as 5:30, I see a crowd of day laborers – most of whom I’m guessing are Mexican immigrants – gather in an empty parking lot near the sidewalk hoping for an odd job. No matter the temperature or the weather, no matter how dirty the work, they’re willing to suffer to provide for their families. There are certainly no Mexicans who are taco-munching couch potatoes on welfare around here, that’s for sure.

          • Strike_Team

            Those hard working fellas have women at home taking care of their cubs at our expense. Those fellas usually pay no taxes on their income. Each baby is a new Welfare check, WIC check, foodstamp booklet, you name it. And each of those fellas waiting for work has displaced an American and helped to drive down wages. While raising the crime rates among a thousand other negatives.

          • John R

            Really? Then why do they all vote Democrat then? If, as you say, they are all so hard working and productive, then, I think they should be all for the party of “low taxes and get the government off my back! “right?

          • jane johnson

            Most work off the books so as not to interfere with the “benefits” that are the lifeblood of the family economy. Not to mix metaphors, but the man’s wages are just gravy.

          • Pelagian

            Yes. Immigrants always work off the books. They rely on the “No Capicje” to get the IRS to leave them alone.

          • mobilebay

            J. Russo. If we had immigration enforcement rather than immigration reform, these people would be standing in parking lots in their own country. If they aren’t working, guess who’s feeding them and their eight ninos? Give up? Look in the mirror.

          • Greg Thomas

            Yeah, it’s their “wives” who sit at home all day, eating tacos, watching Telemundo, and and waiting for the welfare check to arrive on behalf of their multiple anchor babies.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Well, the Latin locust swarm that has beset southern New Hampshire is clearly linked to the drug cartels. That is all under the table money. I have a friend who works at admissions at one of the bigger hospitals in New Hampshire. She says they are primarily from Mexico and Columbia. The ones who do work semi-legit jobs are clearly jacked-up on the meth they’re infamous for. They bilk the Medicaid system, and many doctors are on the take. They will classify routine medical issues as urgent in order to bill the Medicaid system. And God forbid if you don’t provide them their Spanish translator. They know their “rights”. “It’s the law”. Arrogant little parasites.

    • Anon

      That’s because you think that the 99% of your wealth you waste on worthless crap is far more important than your family. You think money gives you power, survival ability, safety and a future. The reality is, if anything at all disturbed our modern society, you’d die quickly while Jose, his wife and his 15 children would not really be any better or worse off. A man with no job, no money and nothing in the way you would call a “future” who knows how build a hovel, live off the land and lives simply with his wife who is dedicated to him and their children has a far higher survival value.
      You probably find it hard to live on a six figure income. Jose has no problem with his minimum wage job. Why? His life is reduced to focusing on only what is important.

      • The Final Solution

        Everyday I wish that day would come, when all these people with money who think they are so important and highly skilled are all rendered useless in a straight up survival scenario. People like my boss. Nothing would bring me greater joy than to see that person suddenly have no value, no influence, no skills of any kind in a world where people who know how to survive are the ones that matter most. I think that’s why The Walking Dead is so popular – people are sick of this world, going to work, not getting ahead, being told what to do. I would much rather be killing zombies all day.

        • Kenner

          If brain-eating zombies attack our future population, they’ll die of malnutrition.

          • Martel

            The day the apocalypse begins,the democrats would start measuring the achievement gap between zombies and straight white heterosexual males, then fight to get them to vote. Wait, didn’t dead people already vote for Obama?

    • John R

      Hard to believe? Have you heard of welfare? It pays better than the middle class jobs that us White taxpayers have.

    • Greg Thomas

      I don’t find it hard to believe at all. Their “husbands” work under the table, along with checks delivered to their door step, on behalf of their faux American anchor babies.

  • Immigrant women have multiple sources of support: extended family, husband, and sugar daddy Uncle Sam. White women can’t afford to stay at home and many don’t want to. White women are smart, attractive, and like to work. Immigrant women are dumb, ugly, and lazy. No academic study needed. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

    • Alexandra1973

      I prefer to stay home with my son. Being a mother is a full-time job in and of itself.

      (That’s if you’re doing it right, though.)

      • Jesse James

        Yes, it is the most important thing parents can give children – a happy stay at home mom who puts her all into raising her children and providing a good home to her family. It is also the most important service to society you can render – training the next generation to be decent hard working people who are taught how to behave like civilized human beings. Bravo.

        • TL2014

          Our society doesn’t deserve it, but I do it anyway.

      • Gandolf

        Amen! The most important job there is — raising healthy children.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          It seems like only European Americans understand that human investment concept; the discipline for delayed gratification.

      • Cannot Tell

        I don’t really understand how some race realists can accept the evidence that IQ and temperament are primarily caused by genetics but still believe that children benefit from their mothers staying at home. A high IQ child will be successful regardless of what choice the mother makes, right? So why not bring more income into the household by working outside the home?

        I hope you’re not offended by my comment. I know that your lifestyle is 100% your choice. I’m just curious about how some race realists can be aware that genetics largely determines a child’s success in life but still believe that children are better off being reared by stay at home moms.

        • Who Me?

          A child equipped with a high IQ will do well regardless of the choices his or her mother makes, true, but a high IQ child will do even better if the person who cares most about him/her is there to guide and train that high IQ mine and encourage even higher achievement. No babysitter, or pre-school can give a child the one on one, hour by hour, day by day guidance, love, encouragement and nurture that his own mother can.

    • CourtneyfromAlabama

      I agree with your point that a lot of white women can’t afford to stay home. I don’t agree with your other point about how they don’t prefer to stay home (if they could).

      • AndrewInterrupted

        I always felt the man holding down the paycheck and the woman holding down the fort was a good team effort. Somehow it was turned into a civil rights holocaust. Beats me. Something got fixed that wasn’t broken.

  • Luca

    Illegal alien moms find it makes more sense to stay at home. First of all, they don’t speak English and don’t intend to, making them somewhat unemployable. Then of course there’s that pesky issue of a Social Security number.

    What works for them is having anchor babies, collecting benefits, baby-sitting the kids from other family members and letting Pedro go out and work for cash under the table. They are still light years ahead of the game then if had they stayed in their banana republic home country.

    • dcc2379

      Unfortunately for Burrito and his mistress, they imported the banana republic.

  • Pelagian

    It is the supreme irony. White women used to stay home with their children too. The women’s movement made them all work in order to feel “valued”. But then who is to do the food preparation, gardening, home improvement, cleaning and child care that these women used to do? There was nothing left to do except bring in more immigrants. Now these immigrants are “fat” (by their home country’s standards) and they can afford not to have their women work.

    • Jesse James

      People used to understand that raising kids to grow up to be good family members, workers and citizens was seriously important business. Certainly nobody is more invested in good parenting outcomes than the children’s own mother. Look around and you can see the difference, there are still stable two parent (mother and father) households out there and you can usually see the difference between their children and those who are not getting as much of the right sorts of attention.

      • Pelagian

        Yes, *that*, and women are disposed by nature to be nurturing, caring and protective. Not *all* women. Like you say, there are exceptions. It’s been one of the big plays of the modern mind that they cannot distinguish between an exception and a rule. Because there is *one* Madame Curie, it becomes big *discrimination* for there not to be 50% female noses in every workplace and discrimination if the aggregate pay envelopes of women aren’t exactly the same.

        • Jesse James

          Right, there are definitely women… and men who shouldn’t have kids or even be allowed within 100 yards of a child. I will say that one of the problems with traditional American society is that is did pressure many people who were unfit to be parents to go through the motions to fit in – gays, narcissists, alcoholics, drug abusers and a whole slew of types who were dysfunctional or otherwise unsuited or unwilling. It is important not to see perfection in the past or we are vulnerable to the same type of thought errors that progressives make in their utopian dreams of the future.

    • Urbane Neanderthal

      The femileftist movement does not want SAHM’s watching out for their kids.
      They want moms so whooped from working all day that no one notices the propaganda the fellow marxists in the schools are indoctrinating into the next generation.

  • Pelagian

    Immigrants can tolerate lower-class neighborhoods better than Anglos can. So they only need one income. The irony is that liberal yuppies have both spouses working, the husband is usually a financial trader working 20 hour days, the woman is an associate at a law firm working 16 hour days, … all so they can avoid casual contact with immigrants and live only in the most homogeneous neighborhoods. Yet their rhetoric, the way they vote, the way they tsk tsk at “discrimination” … PROMOTES immigration.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      I wish the women were associates at law firms working 16 hour days. They wopuldn’t have as much time to promote their false victimhood. Too many white women living off their husbands’ check become social engineering ingrates working against their white husbands’ demographic. White traitors calling themselves “authors”.

      The things they write, as they eat bon-bons and watch Oprah while living off their husbands check, are typically about the war-on-women. The hypocrisy is stunning. Men are financing their own attackers.

      This latest “Equal Pay Day” executive order yesterday is another blaring example of white women (“authors”) with too much activist time on their hands. It’s such fraud.

      • Ella

        Most true feminists that I’ve known are gay or bisexual and avoid White “angry” males like the plague. Many stay at home Moms can also be conservative as well coming from more affluent neighbourhoods with a status-quot. Many immigrants, besides Asians, tend to have 3-4 children and cannot afford daycare if they’re married. (Uncle Sam will send them off to Montessori and Kindercare schools at tax-payer expense when they’re single mothers enrolled in college programs.) They have a better deal than any White working-class Moms at home.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Yes, white women can’t exploit (and I mean EXPLOIT) such welfare programs like the ‘Refugee Act of 1980’ where Cambodian women, for example, get paid as much as $600 a month per child, up to three children. It’s hardly any wonder they always have three kids.

          One of my former coworkers calls it “a state subsidized puppy mill”. In Massachusetts, those women are called “….those Lexus driving bench workers…” Their paychecks go to the kids, the ‘Refugee’ loot goes to the Lexus RX350 payment and gold bling.

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        I don’t agree with you. I find it very hard to believe that married women who stay at home are overwhelmingly feminists. Quite the opposite.

        • AndrewInterrupted

          Depends on whether there are kids involved and how many. I don’t think stay-at-home-moms have the time to bash men. I am also encouraged by a small group of women who are helping men fight back against the ‘Cultural Marxist’ hordes.

          I read Dr. Helen Smith’s book: Men On Strike. I would give it a B+. She pulled her punches in places otherwise I would have given her an A.

          Christina Hoff Sommers is also good at staying on task with respect to statistics and facts. This phoney baloney war-on-women is very weak on facts. It’s just advocating for the sake advocating. IMO.

          • CourtneyfromAlabama

            There are far more white women on your side than you are implying. Trust me. To give one example, look at voting patterns. The gap between white men and white women when it comes to voting really is not all that significant, especially when you compare how far away every other group is from white men (minority groups). Yet we have some posters on here who like to claim that Asian women are more supportive of white men than white women are. How so? Please compare how white women vote to how the average Asian woman votes.

          • AndrewInterrupted

            White women are the critical swing vote. It is very important to get them on board the Republican side for 2014/2016. The masks have come off the Demo-rats–they are decidedly anti-white.

            I don’t agree that Asian women are any more supportive. All the Asian women I know get AA concessions, so they are hard Left. I agree that professional white women lean Republican a lot more for tax bracket reasons.

            I hear most men say it, and I wholeheartedly agree, women are default feminists. Or maybe recovering feminists. They start at feminist then work it slowly back.

  • Dave4088

    This is so heartwarming. White women who wish to stay at home but can’t because of the high cost of living, are forced into the workforce so they can pay for immigrant women to make babies, stay at home and live off of our tax dollars.

    • TL2014

      Cost of living is typically an excuse. I know someone whose husband is a doctoral student and who stays at home with her two special needs children. It can be done if you are willing to live frugally. That is the problem – most of this country’s “mainstream” is unwilling to forgo the expensive pleasures of modern life.

      My husband and I cancelled symphony, opera, and theater subscriptions. We have gone out on our anniversary for a meal and a movie, and have not gone out other than that since my first child was born. I miss going out, but that’s called sacrifice and I’m doing the right thing.

  • D.B. Cooper

    I’m about to call it a night. I’m this close to punching out my TV screen. Once these little illegal alien darlings go to school on YOUR dime, they get treated to a headline I saw today, “Denver Seeks to Hire Illegal Aliens as Teachers…

    Not…ONE…Republican dares to stand up to it. It becomes more brazen with each day. YOU have become a castrated serf, an Eloi, and unworthy of any respect.
    Wait until Madame President takes over in a few years. The man most of you will vote for will be scratching his head, looking for answers you already know.

    • Rhialto

      H. Rodham_Clinton’s main campaign theme and policy when elected: Now is the time for a final solution to the White Man problem.

      • D.B. Cooper

        And Hillary will still get millions of straight white men voting for her.

  • J. Russo

    This is actually quite positive news. It’s good to see more children having a mother at home to take care of them. A strong family unit is the bedrock of a prosperous community and ultimately a prosperous country.

    • IstvanIN

      Yes, an involved White mother with a working HUSBAND and children who all have the same last name. Not some fat, smelly “Latina” with three kids by two or three different Juans who is illiterate and intends to stay that way. Latin America is a DUMP because of “Latin Americans”.

      • Einsatzgrenadier

        And pretty soon the United States will become just another Latin American republic, thanks to endless, massive 3rd world immigration. Just wait until they get the North American Union off the ground and Mexicans are allowed to move freely across borders and settle wherever they want, even in Canada. It’s going to get a lot worse before it gets any better.

  • Anon

    The Satanic Science Monitor fails to mention the import of this. They heavily imply that women who aren’t working and instead, stay home and raise children, is a bad thing. The truth is, the extent to which men and women obey gender roles and especially the effort and quality of care giving by mothers staying at home with the children, is the MAIN determinant of the power and survival potential of a society. Simply put, because white women refuse to marry and reproduce young and be mothers instead of loathesome ball busting dykes with several failed marriages and a “career” that is largely a joke, white society is failing and in real danger of simply disappearing. Who will replace us? Whomever obeys the biological imperatives that result in survival.
    A much more alarming development is how white men are responding to our white women refusing to be women. The same way they would if all those women simply did not exist. Which is to say, they are marrying and reproducing with whomever WILL act as a woman and it no longer matters that they aren’t white. Most of these women are Asian and what they are doing is gene theft. What was once a handful is now a deluge…to the point that what is likely to happen next is not the disappearance of the white race but the rise of a new Asian/white hybrid race. Half men and half women, far less noble, able and civilized than we are.
    Normally, that should not be possible. But it is due to widespread bad behavior.

    • CourtneyfromAlabama

      I will never understand these posts implying that it is all on women. It is not. There are so many factors in our current failed society that have caused our current mess.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    People have already touched on the fact that the higher rate of immigrant stay-at-home moms may be a result of immigrant women not being as employable as American born white women. Another factor may be that immigrant women haven’t been as brainwashed as American raised and educated white women who have been inculcated since their school years that their career is far more important than their family. They have been told that smart, ambitious women sacrifice having a family or spending time with their family for more important career ambitions. Women raised outside the Liberal West are far less inclined toward this sort of thinking.

    • Ella

      Sadly, many White men also want women to have big important careers instead of staying home to raise the children until teen years. I have had men interview my earning potential and wallet on past dates; that was weird! I never asked men what salary they’ve earned.

      • Pro_Whitey

        What you relate about white men is disturbing. The primary mission of any society is to produce and raise the next generation so as to be able to transmit knowledge and experience. If we can agree that women on the whole are more nurturing and empathetic, it would make sense for women to primary responsibility to raise children, while the men should be enthusiastically working to support the wife and children. It’s actually a relatively ingenious division of labor, if we can get back to it.

        • CourtneyfromAlabama

          I have noticed that a lot of young white men these days are just as brainwashed about feminism as their female peers are. White men have gotten angry at me several times during different discussions, for me daring to support traditional gender roles. The problem is far more convoluted than a lot of people on here are implying.

          • dcc2379

            When so many women act as whores, manly, and nonfeminine, it is confusing to everyone. Of course, many men act the same way, except they are feminine and want to discuss their feelings after getting their hair styled.

        • Who Me?

          Maybe if more upper middle class fathers were willing to settle for a 22′ Arrow in the driveway instead of having to have a 36′ Bayliner, more upper middle class women could stay home and take care of their kids…hmmm. ya think?

      • CourtneyfromAlabama

        I agree, Ella. Men are part of the problem here too. These current problems in our society stem from many issues that need to be fixed. The problem isn’t only women.

      • When I was dating, I never asked how much the woman earned & always paid for the date. I also never disclosed how much money I made as I thought people should get together for personality and compatibility rather than $.

        Of course the situation depends on where you are, what you have to offer, and what kinds of guys you’re dating as well as the times.

        If you’re in an Alaskan oil town, then any guy who asks you about your salary would be thrown out the door and the next one in line would take his place. If you’re in Ft. Lauderdale, FL where decent, working, AND straight guys are sparse, then this kind of question may be normal.

        For guys it’s more expected. Many women weren’t interested in me as I was just a chemical engineer. I tried to give clues about my worth and career but those that weren’t smart just assumed I was poor and thus were not interested.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    The percentage of moms who are staying home with their children…driven by both an influx of immigrant mothers and the pressures of a still hard-up economy in which many women cannot get jobs.

    Well as Obama said in a speech today, he’s Living out the promise of LBJ’s efforts, broadening prosperity and that making lives better was what the hell the presidency is for.

    Obama credited LBJ as an exemplar of what lawmakers should do when granted power: marry women off to the government, open the borders to the third world and increase the numbers of those completely dependent on taxpayer funds for food and housing.

    Obama: “I have lived out the promise of LBJ’s efforts”

    http //thehill com/blogs/ballot-box/203228-obama-i-have-lived-out-the-promise-of-lbjs-efforts#ixzz2yX2qiR8U

  • Kenner

    It’s not all bad news– at a different site, comments on stay-at-home moms were often from upscale women who realized the cost of childcare and higher taxes wiped out most of the financial gains of a two-income household.
    A few teachers agreed that the difference between the daycare and mom’s kids could be spotted immediately: The one’s with a mom at home were happier, better adjusted, and better behaved.

  • John R

    So immigrants are more likely to have stay at home moms, huh? But, gee, I thought that all the immigrants were just so hard working to build a better life? In other words, Whites work with two fricken incomes just to have a decent life for our children, while the crap colored people from Mexico sit around, watch Spanish TV, and eat tacos. Figures.

    • Martel

      Nothing wrong with being a stay at home mom. If there is anything in which whites should follow, its this.

      • J. Russo

        Martel, I complete agree.

      • John R

        No, I would agree EXCEPT for this: In a 1950’s society that would be good. But, about the only way for Whites to (temporarily) buy their way out of the “Die-Versity” nonsense is to earn enough money to move to a better (i.e. Whiter) neighborhood and afford a decent existence for their children. Being a working class White person was not so bad in the past, when you only lived around other working class White people. But the Leftists have pretty much destroyed that option.

      • dcc2379

        If whites didn’t have to pay for a damn thing like the brown citizens, they could stay at home. As it is, white mothers have to work all day to pay for three baby Jamals and two baby Joses, and then she doesn’t have enough for her one child. Walter William likened this transfer of money to slavery. Whites toil in their fields all day to give it to the welfare master.

        • TL2014

          We don’t have to. We just have to be willing to be frugal. Oh, and homeschool!!! Absolutely no need for traditional schooling in this day and age.

    • Frank_DeScushin

      Honestly, I’ll occasionally take a day off from white collar job to stay at home with my toddler, and staying at home with the kid is harder work. It demands constant attention and physical activity.

      • IstvanIN

        Isn’t it amazing how fast they can move. Rest your eyes for a moment and they are off! That is why young people are meant to have kids.

  • Funruffian

    I used to teach part time at an entirely Hispanic school in Contra Costa County. These Mexican mothers not only didn’t speak a lick of English, they had nothing better to do than to spy and eavesdrop on the White teachers that taught their offspring. Think about that for a minute. You have an almost entirely non-White administration, student body and faculty, and the gringo is targeted for any implication of disciplining their child.

  • Ringo Lennon

    I’m not goin back to no stinking Mexico.

    • dcc2379

      You’re already in Mexico. It is called Texas and California.

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Don’t you mean Aztlan?

  • dcc2379

    Great country we live in. Spread your legs and get a check, plus free food, insurance, housing, education, and cell phone. Then vote Democratic to steal more of my money. There was a reason in colonial times only property holders could pay taxes. I pay for sex I don’t get.

    • Ringo Lennon

      Yeah. When the takers outnumber the givers the givers won’t have a say in any election. Ever! That’s why people on the dole shouldn’t be allowed to vote.

  • wildfirexx

    I wonder how many stay at home dads their are in these depressing times ?
    I’m also sure in this computer age, that there are a lot of stay-at-home mom’s who are still working, but at home,..instead of a 9-5 job outside the home.

  • Equal Parenting -Fathers Initi

    EXACTLY. The mainstream media has brainwashed our women with Radical Feminism. While, at the same time; immigrant women are old-fashioned. I wonder why the media never complains about that? They’re the same people who question any forms of gender-disparity whatsoever. Yet, when foreign women marry young and focus solely upon family; this is considered okay. Unquestionably, many women around-the-world have only 2 priorities in life: Husband and Children. Where are all the Liberals complaining???

    • AndrewInterrupted

      Not to mention the abortion pressures the feminists put on young white women.

  • Alucard_the_last

    Of course they are at home with their children. They are on welfare. And I’m sooooo sure they are teaching their kids in English thus raising another generation of bums.

  • Gilbert Jacobi

    The correct term is “full-time mother”, not “stay at home mom”.

    You can see from the disparaging comments here that SAHM is used to stigmatize the fact that the mother is actually at home, where a mother is supposed to be, rather than in the workplace competing with men (and pushing wages down). “Stay at home” is used to distract attention from the ones who are where they shouldn’t be and instead put the onus on those who are where they should be. At all costs, mothers who leave their children to go outside the home for work do not want to be reminded of the fact that they are now part-time mothers at best. So they (and their men living the high life off two incomes) invented SAHM to make the full-time mothers sound like shut-ins, sticks-in-the-mud, and slackers, while the brave “working moms” have virtue on their side.

    • AndrewInterrupted

      It’s odd that an outfit named the Christian Science Monitor would make such a mistake. They are also victims of repeated Marxist rhetoric, I guess. Just as we catch ourselves calling international trespassers/invaders ‘illegal immigrants’.

  • Who Me?

    There’s certainly nothing wrong with a mother going back to work once the youngest child is in first or second grade, provided someone is home when the child gets out of school in the afternoon. Otherwise, you have “latch-key” kids who can get in all kinds of trouble, or you’re back to paying for daycare again, which is sometimes pretty much counter-productive to getting a job. Especially if she has taken a few years off to raise the children, she has lost seniority and therefore is starting back at lower wages.
    There is absolutely no reason that a normally intelligent woman can’t help a child with his 7th grade biology homework, as you put it.
    There is also no reason a full-time mother has to become so dull that her husband can’t have a stimulating conversation with her. (If not, I’d say the problem is HIM not her.) We have these things called motor vehicles so she can get out of the house, and we have telephones and computers so she can get plenty of outside stimulation without getting dull and stupid.
    Also, you are insinuating that blue-collar workers (“factory foremen, milkmen, mailmen, prison manager or cop”) are not reasonably intelligent husbands who do nothing but watch TV or sports or basic politics. These people, both men and women, are the ones who run the basic infrastructure that makes the scientists and innovators able to do their jobs without running all over doing the basics themselves.
    We don’t have to go back to Leave It To Beaver days to have a thriving economy where mothers can still nurture their families, fathers can provide for their families and they can still live a decent lifestyle in a decent neighborhood.
    We DO have to either persuade or force Maria and Jose to take care of themselves in their own countries, not come here and leech off middle-class Americans.

    • Pelagian

      What’s so bad about Leave it to Beaver days anyway?

      • Yeah, especially since a certain someone who is addicted to commenting on AR and should really do less of it has a picture of Ward and June in his Disqus avatar.

        I will say that not every household, not even every white household, between 1957 and 1963 was as idyllic as the Cleavers.

  • TL2014

    As a stay-at-home-mom by proud choice, I simply cannot fathom how women who don’t absolutely have to due to dire circumstances, would willingly give up the privilege of raising their own flesh and blood. I cannot imagine how they would willingly leave their children with purchased care (I could see having a close relative taking care of your child, but that’s about it). I would miss out on so much, and I would have that much less positive influence on my precious child’s life.

    Sadly, in my neighborhood and socioeconomic circles, most women choose to return to work in low-paid but apparently high-“prestige” positions (such as research coordinator). I just don’t understand how they could possibly have been brainwashed into viewing these silly little jobs as more important than raising their children.

    Result? My children get to socialize with other kids who are being minded by limited-English nannies, prone to tantrums, and generally poorly behaved. It’s simply mind-boggling.

    Sigh.

    • benvad

      You’re a Saint whose doing what you’ve been meant to do. Raise your own and multiply and teach them values.

  • TL2014

    There are many problems even with the competent Jamaican nanny. Children will spend time immersed in a culture that is not yours. They miss out on critical language development. Someone should really do a study on early language development in children being raised by limited-Engish nannies. Oh, silly me – that would never get funded, NIH is too full of these women who drop off their own kids with these nannies.

    • Puggg

      Who wants to be essentially reared by a dull non white parent?

      What kind of white people thinks it’s a good idea to forfeit their parental duties to some moderate to low intelligence black or hispanic?

    • Who Me?

      You really have to know what these foreign women are doing with your kids, too. One family took their child to the doctor, only to find out she was HIV+. Seems their Dominican nanny was pre-chewing the child’s food, then feeding it to the baby, instead of giving her the canned baby food the parents had provided. The nanny, of course was HIV+, but believed this was the best way to teach the baby to eat solids. Who knows what else they are doing?

      • TL2014

        Do you have a link to that story?

        • Who Me?

          Sorry, I read it in the news a couple years ago, and was terribly upset (Understatement of the year!) by it.

  • TL2014

    I wish there were more people like you where we live!

  • Truth Teller

    Immigrant women do work outside the home. They spend a couple days a week scrounging every welfare benefit they can find. Of course the numerous do gooder non profits help them do this, even taking them by the hand to the disability and other welfare offices.