?? - posted on 07/04/2009 ( 34 moms have responded )
My maternity leave will be ending at the end of October :(
Devon and I have been discussing whether I will find a job or stay at home with our son. I want to stay at home simply because I do not want to miss a single moment of Gabe's life.
On top of that, all the jobs that are available in my area, chances are I would be working a job I hate, only to make enough money to pay for a babysitter/daycare, and more than likely Devon would end up having to pay some too. So it seems ridiculous really to have a job I hate to pay someone to raise our child when I could stay home with him and raise him myself and love everyday.
Devon is incredibly supportive of me staying home, and is also very supportive of the idea of me doing some courses online to be able to work from home but he is not pushing one way or the other - he tells me he wants me to do what will make me happy.
What is your situation? Do you think moms should stay home? Or should work?