I min wage job would bring in 620 before taxes about 520 after a paycheck. Daycare would be 280 over the summer 140 in school but I would need to pay for specialized after care of about 150 a week form research so about the same . We would spend an additional 60 in gas and pay school lunches 28 a pay day. Leave 135. so I am paying in more than 1/2 my paycheck just to be able to work. Plus I would loose money at work form having to pick DS up at the daycare for misbehavior. When I was working it was part time but I have been there for several years so it paid well, he was not in daycare. I was home when he got off the bus but I was stressed out and yelled a lot. I don't do that anymore. I can more easily handle his needs. He has sever melt downs daily. I paid in taxes for the last 15 years is it so bad to take food stamps for 1 year? I really think it would help my son. He is in second grade next year. We really need to work on this and my attitude was part of the problem. I would work, get stressed out come home to another stressful situation and not handle it well. I guess I just suck but thats how it was.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:16 AM on Apr. 15, 2011 in Money & Work
Answer by missanc at 8:27 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
Answer by kylansmommy09 at 8:27 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
I think you have to do whatever you feel is best for your family. My DH and I decided I would stay home after our 3rd child was born and we had to make a lot of sacrifices so I could. My Dh didn't make a lot and he was supporting 5 people, that was 9 years ago. The first 3 years were very hard although things have gotten easier. It also sounds like you have a child that needs extra help. You might be able to get state help even if you are working. Bottom line is there are always going to be people who judge you no matter what you decide. You just have to ignore them and do what is best for your family because they have never walked in your shoes.
You are not a horrible person for having children and wanting what is best for your family. Good Luck!
Answer by cornflakegirl3 at 8:55 AM on Apr. 15, 2011
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