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How many out there are staying home even though finances are tight?

I'm currently making half our household income but our baby is due in August and I want to stay home with him and our 2 year old. I don't think i could emotionally handle going back to work and wonder how many other moms out there have made this difficult choice to stay home, even though financially it didn't make sense.

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Asked by Omana at 10:44 PM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Will you be able to pay your rent/mortgage? Bills? If so then no worries!

    Answer by prettyrayray at 10:45 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Sometimes life isn't all about the money.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:46 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I'm still a SAHM!! I wouldn't go back even if it meant given back our cars.

    Answer by racingmomma at 10:46 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • you might want to keep that job in case hubby loses his.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • as long as the basic bills (rent, electricity, phone, car insurance) are paid and we have food in the fridge and gas in the car, SO and I are satisfied and comfortable!

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 10:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I have no choice... Nobody wants to hire a pregnant person.

    Answer by soonmommyof3 at 10:50 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I stay home also with my son. We have the general things covered and we don't eat fancy or anything but we make due. besides i do work some from home bringing in about 500 a month from different things I do. So I do pay some bills and help out.

    Answer by ladyluck09 at 10:56 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Someone made a fair point, how secure it your DH's job? People are losing them left and right. If his job is secure, stay home, if it's not 100 percent secure, consider waiting a while?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:58 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • i know how you feel... i'm a sahm & it hurt us alot for me to quit my medical assistant job BUT our bills are pain we just can't spend money on silly stuff like we used to good luck :)

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 10:59 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I agree with a previous poster about assessing the security of your husband's job. The daughter of my mother's friend chose to stay at home with their children, and quit her job with no agreement with her employer about job security in case she changed her mind. Her husband lost his job a month later. Now they've moved in with her mother, who works as a teacher's aid and isn't making much herself. If your husband's job isn't so secure, of you're not sure, then simply take "leave" until you're more sure about your husband's job.

    Answer by Busimommi at 11:04 PM on Apr. 26, 2009

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