I work 45 minutes away which means I leave at 6:30 am and get home at 5:45 pm.
I grew up in a very well to do family and my husband grew up poor. Ever since I married my husband I live a very simple basic life. Used cars, used clothes, etc. I also grew up in a very disfunctional alcoholic family. My parents worked all the time and I was in daycare. To date, I have no relationship with them.
I guess my thoughts are that if we had this baby and I stayed at home to raise him/her even if that meant sacrificing money it would mean giving the child a better life then I had. I want my child to feel loved and secure...I don't want others raising it.
We live I'm a very driven society to the point where if you do stay home you are labeled as "lazy.".
For those of you who haven chosen to stay at home, how did you make your final decision? I'm confused and I feel like I'd be ruining everything.