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I knew this was coming - for me it was just a matter of when. After I had Cody they moved me from purchasing to accounting and things haven't been the same since. I really don't like it and am not picking it up very well. After weeks of feeling like I'm invisible and hearing/seeing people come in inquiring about a job opening......yesterday was the day. I'm actually very happy they let me go, I just have no idea what I want to do or if I should just stay home. If I withdraw the kids out of daycare, I may lose my spot since the waiting list is now very long. If I keep them in, I still have to pay, and I won't have the same income if I collect unemployment. I really don't know what to do - I'm just glad I'm out of that job! So I'm feeling kinda lost at the moment - don't really know where I belong.
Is being a SAHM an option and do you feel like it's something you want? I love being a SAHM and we can afford it, but I know it's not an option for everyone and some mothers feel that they need to work. Have you discussed it with your husband? I think only you can decide based on what you want and what you're able to do..
I'm sorry you lost your job though and that you feel lost I hope you figure out what to do.
Julia - Mommy to 3 sweet kids Natasha - 6.5 Veronika - 5 and Sebastian - 17 months
Well, id say that sucks but it doesnt sound it was worth the stress.
Heres to things working out better in the end
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Shelly this was probably a good thing for you and your family. If I were you I would take this opportunity to stay at home. Withdraw the kids from daycare, collect the unemployment and enjoy your new found freedom.
Hopefully you can afford to do so.
I kind of wish I would lose my job but I don't see that happening any time soon. I think you got lucky. that's my honest opinion.
Thanks for the advice everyone We're borderline when it comes to being able to afford being a SAHM. I keep thinking that if I withdraw the kids, some awesome job opportunity will come along and I won't have anywhere to put them. But now I have the time to spend with them. We talked about just withdrawing Cody, which will save money since DD is just about preschool age anyway and loves being at daycare. So many decisions....