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Did you quit work to stay home with the kids and regret it?

Posted by on Aug. 7, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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The Stir is looking to interview a mom who regrets quitting her job to stay home with her kids. What made you decide to stay home in the first place, and what point did you realize that wasn't a good idea for you--and why? This story will be told entirely in your own words, and a safe place to share your feelings. If you're interested please email jdutton@cafemom.com and include your story (a paragraph or longer), as well as your age, town/state of residence, age of your kids, and your email and phone for followup. Thanks so much!


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luvmybug
by Amanda on Aug. 7, 2014 at 10:12 AM
When I first found out I was pregnant, I decided that I would do everything in my power so that I could be a SAHM. And here I am. Loving being a SAHM. I was born for this. :)
othermom
by Silver Member on Aug. 7, 2014 at 10:20 AM

No I never regreted it

SlightlyPerfect
by Bronze Member on Aug. 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM
Me neither, and I knew for all intents and purposes it was career suicide.

Quoting othermom:

No I never regreted it

hugss
by Gold Member on Aug. 8, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Never regretted being home with my kids when I was :)

booaura
by Member on Aug. 8, 2014 at 12:06 AM
Yes, though I didn't quit by choice, this pregnancy made me quit. I'll be going back as soon as I can though. I hate being home and not working.
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SweetLuci
by Bronze Member on Aug. 9, 2014 at 8:52 PM

 Never regretted being at home with my kids.

ablackdolphin
by Bronze Member on Aug. 9, 2014 at 10:12 PM
Nope never regretted it. Went part time before even getting pregnant. I think being older and having had my career makes it easier. Now with homeschooling I find challenges again.
momofnatalie
by Silver Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 12:53 AM

I hated the last job I was at, I did wish I just tried to find another school to work at.  I have spent 6 yrs out of work and now I'm trying to get back and its tough.

vermontmoms
by Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 12:55 AM
Never regretted my time home with my boys!
athorne
by Member on Aug. 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM
I wish I could go back to work to make the extra money, but I do like being mom. The only difference is that I don't have a car.
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