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does going back to work make me a bad mommy?

i am a sahm. but the way our finances are going i dont have a choice but to go back to work. i promised myself id stay home til both kids were in school. then i would get a job during school. but if i dont go to work we wont make it! literally.

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allykins165

Asked by allykins165 at 1:17 AM on Jul. 16, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Why would it make you a bad mom? You are doing what you have to do for your family.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 1:18 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • of course not sweetie! A bad mommy wouldn't do anything while things like power and water were being cut off, or would let her kids starve! YOU ARE NOT A BAD MOMMY FOR WORKING!
    DarkFaery131

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 1:18 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Why would that make you a bad parent? If it does then millions of parents are.
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:19 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • You are doing what is best for your family. That does not make you a bad mom.
    KTMOM

    Answer by KTMOM at 1:19 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Providing for your children is most important. If you have tried to cut back and it just isn't working for you then you need to consider your options. Who will watch your children? Family or daycare? Is the expense worth it?

    Working does not make you a bad mommy at all.
    love2snorkel70

    Answer by love2snorkel70 at 1:19 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • No way!!! You are doing what is best for your kids!
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 1:20 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • Doing what is best for your family makes you a GREAT mom! I know it has to be rough, but hang in there. You and your babies will adjust.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:20 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • No!!!
    From one SAHM to another. NO, there's not way that going back to work can make you a bad mom.
    outstandingLove

    Answer by outstandingLove at 1:23 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • i just feel guilty because i always said id be the one to take care of the kids until school age. i feel like i let them down.
    allykins165

    Comment by allykins165 (original poster) at 1:26 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

  • No it does not.
    hot-mama86

    Answer by hot-mama86 at 1:27 AM on Jul. 16, 2010

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