My husband has been laid off for over a year. I have been unemployed since June and couldn't find a job because I was pregnant. I had my baby in December & I am having some minor surgery next week. Once my surgery is over I am going to try and find a job. My DH is going back already, but there are a LOT of overdue bills from the past year. So I want to go back to work too. The issue is I don't have a sitter I can trust. I contacted the local daycare (there is only one) and they said it's $20 a day per child. So at 3 kids I'll be paying $60 a day and having to provide disposable diapers (which we don't believe in using) for the baby. Now, the issue is I have NEVER made that kind of money! I'll be going back at around $8 an hour, but after taxes I'm not even going to bring home that much.
But here's the real thing. My landlord wants her money, which I don't blame her for. She said if she doesn't see us at least making an effort to pay her what we owe her she's going to kick us out. But we are actually going to loose money if I go back because we will not only have to pay daycare but we'll have to pay for things like diapers and formula and gas for the car and parking... But if I don't go back to work she's going to think we aren't making an effort, which isn't the case...
We thought we were going to get back enough in our taxes to pay her back, but we are only going to get enough for half of what we owe... I don't know what I should do... If I could just find a way to make the money and have someone to care for the kids I would, but I don't know what else to do.
What to do?
Asked by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Feb. 3, 2011 in Money & Work
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