What labels someone as a stay-at-home mom?
Are you a stay-at-home mom if you are also acting as a teacher while homeschooling your children? Can you call your self a teacher when you're doing the same job - just unpaid - that someone in a school setting would be doing?
Are you a stay-at-home mom if you spend numerous hours fulfilling volunteer work that helps fulfill an organization's mission? What if you serve - unpaid - on a board of directors? What if your ability to volunteer your time uses the education and training you received prior to becoming a mom but is now simply unpaid?
Are you a stay-at-home mom when you are doing the jobs and functions of an employee - cleaning house, cooking meals, doing laundry, etc.? Yes, these may be menial tasks, but what if they replace the job that someone else could be getting paid to do?
Are you a stay-at-home mom when you do anything but stay at home during the day in order to get children to school, extracurricular activities, run errands, and more?
Why do we feel the need to label someone as a stay-at-home mom?