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Are you a stay/work-at-home mom or work-outside-home mom?

How long do you plan on staying home?If you work outside the home how long did you get to stay home after you gave birth?

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Asked by Trini at 3:13 AM on Aug. 3, 2012 in Money & Work

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  • in NY you get 6 weeks. i took 8 with my first dd since i had vacation time to stick at the end. with second dd i only took the 6 weeks off of work.

    Answer by MooNFaeRie30 at 5:38 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • We bought DD home at 3 months and I didn't go back to work until she was 6-1/2 months...then I was able to quit when she was 13 months.

    I plan to stay home for the rest of my life with maybe a few exceptions here and there (when she's in college...until she has kids), but I always want to be available to drop everything for her if needed...and sometimes you can't do that if you work.

    Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 6:57 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • I work outside the home. Went back to work when each kid was about 2 months old maybe, can't remember that far back.

    Answer by Heavensonfire at 7:16 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • When my kids were little I worked and had them in daycare. After the break-up of Bell Labs and AT&T I was given a package and have been a SAHM ever since. I did have a couple of part time jobs but now I'm full time SAHM. I love meeting the girls during the week for coffee or going shopping.

    Answer by robinkane at 7:44 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • I was a SAHM for 16 years, then I returned to work part time.


    Answer by beeky at 7:46 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • I'm a work at home mom. Hopefully, I will never have to work outside the home again. When my oldest was born, I did work outside the home, and I went back to work when he was 2 months old, for a month before I quit to become a stay at home mom until after my youngest was born. Then I got divorced and had to go back to work.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 7:55 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • With my first son, I worked part time and so did my sister. We split kid watching duty when each other worked. I worked two days a week and she worked two days a week. It was great because family was watching the kids and her two girls and my older son are very close.
    With my younger son (they are 10 years apart) I had him at the end of May and I had the summer to bond with him. When the school year started back up, my neighbor then began watching him. She is a wonderful woman who considers him like a grandson. I couldn't ask for a better person in his life.

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:57 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • I am mostly at home as a fiber artist, but I also have a small part time gig outside the house. Or I have had one for the past 3 school years. I was warned that the job might not be there this year. I'd be sad, but not too sad.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 7:58 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • Now- stay at home. I will probably look for something part time again out of boredom and to keep hubby happy, but he makes enough now that it isn't something I have to do

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:23 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

  • I am a work outside the home part-time mom. :) I went back to work on a limited schedule when my oldest was 12 weeks old. At first I worked, as a contract employee, one day a week in the office and up to 6 hours a week from home. After a few months that moved up to 2 days a week in the office and a few hours from home as needed. When my DD was born I was working on projects at home the 2nd week. It was minimal work but it was something. I went back into the office 2 days a week when she was 12 weeks old.

    I worked a 2 day a week schedule until DD was in 1st grade. Once she started school full-time, I took a job at an agency I had worked at previously. I'm still part time but I do work 5 days a week. I go in when they kids go into school and I come home in time to pick them up. as far as they're concerned during the school year, I'm home with them. ;)

    Answer by ldmrmom at 8:36 AM on Aug. 3, 2012

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