I hope no one is offended by my terms - I hate being called a house wife by my friends who work :(
I am curious how many moms stay home permanently, how many went back to work after a few months, how many stayed home for years... What's your plan and why?
I wonder if I'd make enough money to make the childcare expenses worth it before they get into school. Once they are in school I plan on going back to work!
Answer by Christina807 at 2:44 PM on Feb. 10, 2011
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Answer by MommaClark3 at 1:08 AM on Feb. 10, 2011
I'm a SAHM, but I work extremely part time from home. I proofread and design manuals for the engineering firm that my husband works for. I only do it during nap times, after the kids have gone to bed or on weekends. I do it mostly so that I can keep my skills up and don't have a 7- or 8-year gap on my resume. Since some months I only work 10 hours and others I work more than 40, it's impossible to know how much money I'll make each month. We don't use what money I make as part of our budget for that reason. Once my kids are in elementary school I hope to get a part-time job with more consistent hours, but I don't plan on doing anything full-time until the kids are in middle school or unless our financial situation changes. I spent 9 years working as a copy editor/publication editor/production coordinator before kids and I'm enjoying having a break from going to an office every day.
Answer by jilby at 1:33 AM on Feb. 10, 2011
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