Staying at home?

Alexa - posted on 01/25/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Currently, I work full time outside of home (I live in NYC). I have a daughter who is 6 as well as my Angel (Gabriel, 19 mos). By the time I get out of work, pick up my daughter, and then Gabriel, I don't get home until 7pm to start cooking dinner and then help my daughter with her homework. It's been trying to say the least. I have been struggling this past year with this schedule. However, I've noticed that Gabriel does much better with me when I am home. After being diagnosed with AS last week, I thought that it would be best to stay home with my Angel (though I know it will be difficult). I'm thinking of giving myself 2 months (to save a bit of money) and transition out of work to be a stay at home mom. Are you all stay at home moms? I think it's the best thing I can do for Gabriel right now, but I just wanted your opinions. Your thoughts?

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Stephanie - posted on 01/26/2010

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I stay at home with my kids as well. When Annie was hospitalized at three weeks old I made the choice to quit work and stay at home because I couldn't imagine not being there when she needed me. Its a choice to make thats completly up to you and whats best for your family.Follow your heart, everything else will fall into place.

Crystal - posted on 01/26/2010

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I am a stay at home single mom of 3, Alyssa 8, Haley almost 5 and my angel Tyson 3. With all the doctor and therapy appointments I find it very hard to be able to do anything but stay at home with them. But I have to admit I love being a stay at home mom, it gives me the oppertunity to be more involved in my childrens education. I love being able to go on the field trips, volunteer at the school and most of all I love being at home when they get home from school.

Angie - posted on 01/25/2010

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i had to quit my job as well, olivia's doc said that it would better benifit her. i didnt like at first and i miss working sometimes now. you do what you feel is best for your child. (besides you can always go back to work, but you cant take back time) trust your motherly instincts hope this helps

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Soledad - posted on 01/31/2010

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Hello, Just thought I'd put my two cents in as well. I had Lily in Nov 08 and was laid off from work in March 09. I have stayed home since then because I started noticing the difficulties my daughter was having. We finally got our diagnosis this month and with all her docs appts and therapy to begin, I thought it best to just stay home with her. I am lucky to have WIC and medicaid right now becuase I don't know what I would do honestly. I just have to stay with my baby and help her reach the best of her abilities

Alexa - posted on 01/26/2010

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Thanks so much for sharing your situations. Honestly, in my heart I have been considering staying at home for a long time (since my son's birth and later when the doctors identified his delays). This is something I have been wanting to do, and so far, I have gotten good support and feedback on this. I am going to give my job one months notice tomorrow! Thank you, mommies!

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