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Wishing i could stay at home with my son

Posted by on Apr. 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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I work full time and im having such a hard time with my son being in daycare. I spend all day thinking about him and how i can stay at home and still make money :( Any advice?
by on Apr. 30, 2014 at 12:56 PM
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dawncs
by Member on Apr. 30, 2014 at 2:29 PM

There are internet job posting websites devoted to hleping moms find a work at home job. However, I came across some parents that needed a babysitter still to care for their child while they still worked at home. I am a published author, and I can keep my own hours though. However, it is not easy to make money with my job.

Whoisld
by Member on Apr. 30, 2014 at 4:11 PM

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Marti123
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2014 at 10:51 AM
How old is your child? It gets better with time. I hate leaving my children too, but working outside the home is the best for our family. I work from home 2 days a week & my children still go to daycare, as I need to focus on doing a good job for my employer and my kids need more attention than me checking on them ever 15-30 minutes. They get that attention at daycare.

But I know some moms make it work. Good luck finding what works for your family.
MidwestMama55
by on May. 1, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Probably yes. If you want to be home with your son, it's really worth pursuing. So some questions. First - are you married and does your husband have a stable job? If so, you may be able to quit without the extra money if you are willing to make some MAJOR life changes. That's what I did. And it was totally worth it.

If you are a single mom with no other source of income, it's certainly harder but still probably doable. I have a friend in that situation, she opened a home based day care and now cares for other people's children in addition to her own. She loves it. Still probably have to make some major life changes.

Some ways we were able to save major money when I quit my job (and I earned 50% of our income):

- Sold my car and bought a cheaper used car, so no car payment (and cheaper insurance)
- Cancelled cell phone service for 3+years
- Cancelled satellite/cable TV
- Swore off eating out, starting clipping coupons and shopping deals
- Carpooled when I could so save on gas
- Learned how to cook meals from scratch - holy cow you can eat GOOD for so cheap!
- Was willing to sell our house and downsize to something smaller (we didn't have to do this in the end, but would have if we needed to save more money)

Those first 3 years were very tough, but then as time went by my husband made more money, I was able to take on part time work here and there, and eventually (more than 3 years! LOL) we got comfortable and were able to add the things back in we had cut previously. It can be done. It was the BEST decision we ever made.

Don't give up! Good luck! If those ideas don't fit your situation, write back! I'd love to help you come up with ideas on how to stay home with your son.

Nighttiger
by Ashley on May. 1, 2014 at 11:24 AM
Can you get a night job opposite of your so? I agree with the above ideas and it does get better with age. DS1 is 4 and even though dh works from home, ds still goes for the social interaction and the schedule. DH can't work and take care of the kids effeciently.
daniavalentin
by New Member on May. 1, 2014 at 11:39 AM

Hi Hope! I am currently working towards that goal of staying home with my son (in my case to homeschool him) with my own business from home. I could give you some information so you can decide if what I do would be something that you would be interested in and that can work with your family. Let me know... just send me a message here or you can go to my Facebook like page and leave a message there (I check it every hour so it is the best way to reach me) www.facebook.com/coachdania. Blessings!

CLEKate
by Member on May. 1, 2014 at 6:28 PM

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bluelace777
by Member on May. 1, 2014 at 9:22 PM

I want to stay home with my son too, and I've been using a lot of websites to earn money so I can pay off medical debt and build my savings so I can make it happen. Are there things in your budget that you can cut? Midwestmama gave great advice. I wish I could take it but most of it doesn't apply to me.

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deccaf
by Platinum Member on May. 2, 2014 at 6:16 PM
No advice, but good luck.
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