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December 9th, 2011, 10:14 AM
LoveBNaMOM's Avatar Veteran
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Location: Wisconsin
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Good morning ladies,
I am simi new to just mommies. I was part of the forum when I was pregnant with my son, and now I am pregnant again and decided to join again. I am just going to vent a bit, I'm just wondering if there is anyone else that has the same feelings I do. When I was pregnant with my 1st child I always knew I would stay at home instead of working. Well of course things did not work out that way, and I returned to work full time and my mom watched my son, who is now 4 and is school. Well this time around I am not so lucky to have my mom watch the baby I am now pregnant with. I am only 6 weeks by the way. My fiancé and I do NOT want to put our baby in child care; however he is not able to support us on his own income for me to stay at home. I have thought about maybe searching for a part time job once the baby is born, but then I will still have to put my child in child care, which I really DO NOT want to do. It’s sad to say but I think I have to just suck it up and work to make ends meet. Does anyone else have these feelings? I didn't really have a big issue with working until I found out I was pregnant now the anxiety of working is creeping back up.
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December 9th, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Welcome back and congratulations on your new addition!

I'm fortunate to work from home, and we have a nanny who watches our daughter in our home. Still, I would love to be in a situation where my income was irrelevant, and where I could just be a SAHM, and do something I wanted to do for a little extra money, and to keep my mind sharp...working around my daughter and her needs first.

Again, it's not my perfect situation, but at the same time, we've found a way to make it work so that we can truly enjoy the best of both worlds. Is there a creative way you can arrange your work and daycare situation that would allow you that kind of flexibility?
Having a nanny is definitely costly and not something everyone can do, but I've found there are many creative ways to make this kind of situation at least a bit better.
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December 9th, 2011, 12:39 PM
Jule'sMomInOR's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I also work from home and have a nanny. If there's any way you can work this out it would be wonderful!

Otherwise, what about working evenings and weekends when you DH can watch the baby?
Mariah, AP Mommy to Juliana

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December 9th, 2011, 01:18 PM
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I completely understand how you feel. I wish I didnt have to put Susie in daycare but its needed for us to survive as a family.

Thankfully we were able to pick a pretty nice center (daycare is not cheap in this area).


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December 10th, 2011, 03:29 PM
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welcome and congrats!
when I was PG with #1 I always wanted to be a SAHM but I was single and just couldn't. with every kid I had the more I was ok with working, it's nice to be able to have that break away. Although I do wish I could afford to work part time since I do miss a lot with the kids, we just can't afford to

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December 11th, 2011, 10:27 AM
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At this point we are not able to afford a nanny and child care expenses are so high. My mom watch my 4 year old until he was old enough for school. I am considering a part time job although we will still need child care for those hours. It would be perfect if I could work from home. Even working from home full time would not be an issue since DH picks our son up from school. It is just hard finding a reliable and non scamming work from home positions. I will just continue brainstorming hopefully I will come up with something. Thank you ladies for your support and advice.
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December 11th, 2011, 03:07 PM
mommy2Breana+Brandon's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Welcome back and Congratulations.

Could you find an evening job that you wouldn't have to use daycare at all?

Good luck with your decision.

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