Times are tough and money is tight in a lot of households right now. One mom has figured out how to earn extra cash -- and quite a lot of it -- by staying home and working the phones. The sex line phones, to be precise. This anonymous mom (but do you recognize her voice, fellas?) on CafeMom Studios' Coffee Shop Confessions reveals that she works from home as a phone sex operator -- with her two kids sleeping soundly in the next room. She tells them that after they go to bed is the time that mommy "pays the bills." That's one way of putting it!

Sex phone mom's husband knows about her "other life," and she says she makes more money in three hours than hubby earns in a full day. The kids, obviously, have no idea what's going on -- so she thinks. Kids are pretty smart and can pick up on a lot of stuff.

The panel is split on this one. Simon says "money is money," and as long as the adults in the house know how the bills are getting paid, the kids don't need to know. Tia -- who makes her own confession about an ex-husband -- says the mom's late night auditory seductions could be the "gateway" to her eventually cheating. And Julia waffles a bit -- saying she would never do it, nor does she think it's right, but that if the family is in this much financial trouble that it's the wife's only option, then you gotta do what you gotta do.

I tend to go with Julia. It wouldn't be right for me -- but if the bills were piled high, it's better than ignoring them. In fact, it's better than slaving away at a diner while leaving the kids with a sitter, and probably earning half of what this mom is earning breathing heavy on the phone to strangers. However, as the kids get older, this is a job she won't be able to keep secret for long. And that kind of easy money gets addictive.

And, yeah, you do have to wonder if this will affect their marriage at all. Maybe it's somewhat of a turn-on for now -- but what about when that same guy keeps calling over and over and over ... ? Tough call.

What do you think? Would you ever take a job like this?


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