WAHM's (kinda turned into just looking for some advice lol)
What do you do?
How did you find your job/did you need a degree?
How much do you make? I'm looking for approximates. $500/mon vs $1500/mon is a big difference.
I've done the figuring as to just how much it's going to cost for daycare for 3 kids and whether I would work part time or fulltime, my paycheck would be going to daycare and gas to get to and from work/daycare. That doesn't make sense to me so I'm looking for something I can do at home. Thinking about seeing if I can find a family to babysit during the week. Would be a pain to get dd to preschool which is M-W-F, since it would be 4-5 kids to get into the van to take her to school. But if it's income, I would do it. I'd rather try to find something I could do at home for a few hours here and there as I'm able to engage the kiddos in something (coloring, playing in their toyroom, etc.).
I could continue my job I have right now and just work nights during the week, but then I'd never see my hubby and we don't do well when that happens. I also have a direct sales company but it's not consistant and as we sit right now I would need to make at least $500 to cover the bills, not including groceries. But we do have a rather large garden growing right now that I will be making baby food out of and canning/freezing so we won't have to buy any of the crap they sell in the stores. I would also like to be able to get at least half a cow by the end of the year so we can have a full freezer again. Right now all we have is venison, which I can't eat all the time. We're selling off everything we don't need at this point to try to pay off our car loan and other bills before the baby comes.
I'm excited to be able to stay at home with my kiddos to get them back on track. Every time we have put them into daycare they stop listening to us and we have nothing but issues. The daycare they are at now just lets them play in the basement while she's upstairs watching tv. Ugh. Hoping if I can figure something out work-wise I can pull them within a month or two before something bad happens.