What factors did you consider?
Quote:I just couldn't bear the thought of leaving my son to go do some mundane job that I hate. I have family that could and would absolutely love to watch him but I am just too attached to him I guess. And with another son on the way I won't want to be apart from him as well. Is that such a bad thing? Besides, we do ok with one income, thankfully I am not a single mother doing it by myself because I would be miserable at some dead end job without being near my kids 24/7. If I do decide to go back to work though I am considering running a day care so that I can keep my own kids close to me while earning an income. If I decide to put my kids in public school when the time comes I may go back to work during school hours mainly just to have something to keep me busy while they are in school all day. Though idk because I had always planned on homeschool but IDK if it is in the budget right now. We will see though, we still have a ways to go before my two year old even starts school. We will see how preschool is first.
Quoting abbysmommy429:We took money into consideration. We do well with one income and daycare for 2 kids would take up most of my paycheck!
well it came down to finances ... when we found out it would cost more then what i got paid to take my LO to day care we decided it would just be better for me to stay home and besides I could do a much better job.
Quoting Autumn19:Im a SAHM because i just dont trust anyone watching my children. To many scary stories on tv.
Well, the job I had while pregnant with my first was EXTREMELY stressful and demanding: 70+ hours a week, etc. So once she was born, I just couldn't do it anymore. Then my hubby ended up getting a good-paying job so decision was made.
Quoting rachk86:I lost my job .. Then before you knew it I was pregnant... Who's going to hire a pregnant chick? Lol so it started with that. Let alone he wanted me home.. I didn't want my kids in daycare.. Just short of Five years and two kids later... I'm still staying home but now opening my own at home daycare since they boys wil start school soon. Still get the feel of stay at home mom yet making extra money for trips and other entertainment pleasures
Quoting AmY403:Quoting 4girlsmum:
Its a matter of adjusting. Like I said we are a 2 income family and wouldn't even be able to afford our house and other things with out 2 incomes. It can be hard leaving your kids at times I grew up in a single income family and saw my mother crying week after week because we couldn't afford anything on one income. I'm giving my kids better then I had and its what works for us. I'm not saying my way is right. Its what's best for you and your family. I will not tell someone its not good to stay hoMe. I've been a sahm too and loved it at times but things got too hard so I went to work instead of taking things away from my kids or asking for help from family. Not that there's anything wrong with asking but I'm stubborn and it'll just make me work harder to get those things.
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