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Going from working to staying home?

Sorry Girls this is a bit long....
I have always worked my *** off and finialy found a good daycare that my son loves , got the promotion and raise that was only five years in the making and the great hrs, just to find out that my company is closing 41 of its stores and 7,000 of us now have no job. My husband says now I can be a stay at home mom. How can I stay home? I know most mom's would love it but I like working outside of the house . I've always been one of those office mom's. How can I adjust to this new change and help my son to do the same ? Am I selfish for wanting to work outside the house? :(

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littlebeansmom

Asked by littlebeansmom at 9:57 PM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Trust me, you and he will adjust to the new schedule. You just find things that interest him and turn your attention to things that you guys can do together. Believe me when I tell you, you won't have time to get bored.
    pupmom

    Answer by pupmom at 10:02 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • I don't think you are selfish, because I have the fears that you have. I want to stay home when I have my own babies (I raise my SS now), but I am totally afraid that I will go nuts! I feel like I NEED to get out of the house everyday to keep my sanity. But I am going to try it and can't wait for that shot. I'm grateful I found this site. There are groups for my city with lots of great mom's that plan playdates all the time. I plan to use these wonderful women to help me keep my sanity! My advice to you would be to schedule your days so you don't get bored. Schedule activities or something to do for the entire day. Hope it works out!
    feesharose

    Answer by feesharose at 10:04 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • Selfish? Not at all. I thought I wanted to be a SAHM till I did it.

    I was bored outa my skull, and my son didn't like having me home. I was cutting into his social calendar, since all his friends were in day care! There are NO kids his age in our neighborhood who aren't in before/after school care.

    DH didn't really care one way or the other.

    I went back to work and we were all happier.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 11:57 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • You can sell Avon and use an empty room/space in your home to use as an office. you'll have the opportunity do fundraiser for local schools,daycare center,church and much more.
    AVON “TRY IT” KIT
    Welcome to incredible opportunity! Here at Avon millions of women
    are making their dreams come true. This little starter kit is
    designed to give you a taste of success. As you discover how easy
    it is to gather orders, especially at holiday time, we know you will
    decide to join us here at AVON!
    HERE ARE YOUR FIRST THREE STEPS…
    1. Show Brochure and Get Orders:
    How do you do that? Simply show your Avon brochures to:
    1. Friends 2. Family 3. Neighbors 4. Co-Workers, and anyone
    you think might like to buy Avon Products. Then ask them
    to place an order with you.
    2. Gather and Write Up the Orders:
    Write each individual order in your easy to use order book.
    Add the 75-cent process charge, then th
    beautyofAvonjob

    Answer by beautyofAvonjob at 12:17 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • You are not selfish for wanting to work outside the house. I went back to work when our son was a baby because I felt we needed the money and he had severe colic for 18 months and I couldn't handle it. I have worked part-time and am now full time again. I would like work from home on my terms so that I can spend more time with the kids. I know I couldn't just sit at home. My husband would come home and I would have painted something again, emptied out the garage cabinets....
    I started a home business with Arbonne in December and I love it. You could have parties or one-on-one meetings with people during the day. There are many successful people who used to or still have careers alongside their Arbonne businesses. It is only $29 to join without monthly minimums to remain a consultant but this changes Feb 1st so don't miss out. Let me know if you have questions. http://www.try.myarbonne.com
    AussieMum2

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 2:59 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

  • If you love Dove Chocolate and direct sales/party plan style businesses, you should check out my
    company...http://www.DoveChocolateDiscoveries.com/carrie  Kit cost is low.
     
    I have a Squidoo site: Dove Chocolate Tasting Party Headquarters that has lots of info about the company, the chocolate products we market, my experiences with Dove, etc.  If you don't at least "like chocolate" then find a company that has products that you do like because work at home businesses are where it's at in good times and bad.

    CarrieGeyer

    Answer by CarrieGeyer at 1:18 PM on Feb. 1, 2009

  • Thanks Ladies for all your help and wisdom......Im truely greatfull more than you know.
    littlebeansmom

    Answer by littlebeansmom at 8:32 PM on Feb. 15, 2009

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