We have been a Homeschooling family for years. We believe in HS and are children are excelling. However, finances got tight,our circumstances shifted, and I found myself back on the job market. DH normally brings in what should be, and has been, a liveable wage for years but he got his job by climbing the ladder and now that his last position was eliminated, he's had to take a nearly entry-level job. I have a degree and I can make more out of the gate, so when I was offered this position after a lengthy hiring process I couldn't say "no". Good pay, unionized, excellent benefits, and right up my alley. I feel like I'm choosing myself over my kids. I could get a night job and still homeschool, but no-- I chose to take this daytime job. My kids aren't happy (well, one is) and now tthere's this rush to pick their school (admittedly,I'm enjoying this part) order uniforms, and buy supplies. All because I "gotta" have this job. I feel bad. Happy that I'm able to provide for my kids. Sad that I am compromising our beliefs and educational standards for my own professional fulfillment.