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Would you rather babysit or work outside the home for money?

I am a SAHM that needs, not wants, to go back to work. I am toying with babysitting but don't know if it's right for me. Any opinions?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:49 PM on Apr. 12, 2010 in Money & Work

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Answers (8)
  • Chances are you'll make more money working outside the home than babysitting.  But babysitting might be an option while you look.

    My business group Mommy Movers and Shakers just added a forum for moms looking to go back to work.  Check us out at


    Answer by HotMama330 at 5:55 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • I babysat when my son was little, but, it didn't pay enough for me to live on my own. I had to get a batter paying job once my son was older. I wish i could stay home and babysit again. I loved it.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:55 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • I am a nanny to 3 young kids and I love it. I make double what I did at a desk job. You just have to find a good family to work for. Try looking at in your area and see if you find any good ones!

    Answer by hornz102485 at 12:56 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • Work outside of the home. I need a break from the kids sometimes, and babysitting does not give me a break...

    Answer by sunnieday at 12:56 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

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    Answer by IraqiVetWife at 1:10 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • If those were my only choices, I would go back to work in a heartbeat! I'm not a sitter! I don't do well with other peoples kids!

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:13 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

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    Answer by Happymom2-2 at 2:59 PM on Apr. 12, 2010

  • I'd rather do Neither I have had my own home business for 4 yrs now and I love being able to be there
    for my family and still have money coming in. Good Luck in whatever you decide :-)


    Answer by Lindles at 12:42 AM on Apr. 13, 2010