I worked part-time (well, 32 hours a week) since my first son was 14 months old. I finally became a stay-at-home mom last October, and it was my dream ever since my first son was born! Now, only 6 months later, I'm hating it. I have a 4 year old and a 19 month old, and watch another 4 year old full-time Monday through Friday. My husband is gone 12 hours a day, 6:30am to 6:30pm during the week, and usually ends up working in the evenings from home as well. I am exhausted and drained by the end of the day and sometimes can't wait to get away!! I feel like such a terrible mom because of this.
I have seriously considered going back to work part-time just to get away, but if I have to pay for daycare, it just wouldn't be worth it money wise. Also, my oldest is starting preschool in September so I would have to find a way to transport him back and forth. In addition, I want to become a labor doula, and with births being so unpredictable, it would be difficult to find a job that would offer this sort of leniency.
I'm torn. I love my boys, and I want to enjoy being a stay-at-home mom, but I just don't. Does anyone else feel this way? Do you have any suggestions that might help?
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