My husband is about to start working out of town alot. My question is should I continue to work at home or should I go get a job outside of the home?

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Julie - posted on 05/05/2009

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I used to work outside of the home and when my husband was off and I had to go to work that was hard because we wanted to spend more time together, we all know the long weeks or months in the oil field so since I had a job I couldnt be available. Then I finally gave in and quit my job, immediately got pregnant at 44 and had our last child...fixed now after that one. We are greatful for our turn of events, now our son and I can go visit daddy when he is to far away to drive home every day and I dont have to worry about an employer, we can come and go as we please.

Kristina - posted on 04/26/2009

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I agree with Amanda. it all depends how you feel. being at home for a long stretch alone gets kinda lonely and frustrating, but there are alot of women that do it. myself included. what i have found to be helpful is a casual job. i work with seniors. i go into their homes and clean, cook, read, whatever they need me to do. it gets me out of the house for about 4 hours every 3 days, and i make new relationships. my kids all have met and loved the women i help. so it is like gaining a new family memeber at the same time as making some money. mind you it is nt eough to live on but it helps. and when your hubby comes home it makes it seem like he hasnt really been gone as long as he really has. we also have 2 laptops, he takes one and i keep one here so we can talk and SEE eachother everyday. it helps with the kids to be able to see their father.
hold strong. things get easier.

Carey - posted on 04/11/2009

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I find that with my husband gone it is better for me to work and stay busy. I fell like ai am keeping things rolling at home. Our daughter miss him very much but she knows it is our job to hold down the fort. Although he makes enough for me to stay home it is really great to be able to afford the lifestyle we like. When he is home we travel and get to do all kinds of fun stuff. For us it really makes the time go by faster. When I am off on the weekend I really think about how much it sucks that he is gone.

Carley - posted on 03/11/2009

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My fiancee works out of town a lot too.  I've seen him 3 full days since January 1st.  I tried going back to work for a bit, but found it very hard getting myself and 2 kids ready in the morning, working all day, and then coming home and taking care of the kids and doing all the housework.  It's alot to put on yourself to run the house and take care of 2 kids at the same time all by yourself.  I'm also working from home right now with Melaleuca, sounds like that's what you do?



 



Since we can live off of just his income, I chose to stay home.  Any time I get to work on my home business is a bonus though, because extra money never hurts to have around :)

Carley - posted on 03/11/2009

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My fiancee works out of town a lot too.  I've seen him 3 full days since January 1st.  I tried going back to work for a bit, but found it very hard getting myself and 2 kids ready in the morning, working all day, and then coming home and taking care of the kids and doing all the housework.  It's alot to put on yourself to run the house and take care of 2 kids at the same time all by yourself.  I'm also working from home right now with Melaleuca, sounds like that's what you do?



 



Since we can live off of just his income, I chose to stay home.  Any time I get to work on my home business is a bonus though, because extra money never hurts to have around :)

Stacey - posted on 03/11/2009

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Thats so true Amanda, 'If mama ain't happy, no ones happy!'  I worked as a loan officer for almost 6 years and quit when I had me son in 2004.  Times have been tough but you get through it.  I know sometimes I could use a break and go back but with the cost of child care and with my husbands company its virtually impossible.  They have wonderful insurance and if I took a job that even offered insurance me and one of our children would be dropped from him policy.  Thats the biggest financial burden that I don't want.



For extra cash I have sold items on ebay and even sold Avon for a time period.  If that company looks good to you and it seems like something you enjoy by all means you sould try it out.  Have fun!

Amanda - posted on 03/10/2009

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It all depends on how you feel. I'm a stay at home mommy, and i'm pretty happy about it. Looking into some classes online to become a counselor, that way i can stay home with my son and not pay for daycare, the ones around where we live start at about 800 month, i could think of better things to do with that money.
But if you feel like you need or want to get a job, just to have a break from your little one, then by all means do what will makes you happy. Like the old saying goes "if mama ain't happy, no ones happy" lol

Wendy - posted on 03/09/2009

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Thanks Stacey for replying.  I guess it is just a wait and see situation.  I have never been away from him more than a couple of days and I know its going to be hard.  Do you work from home? 



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Stacey - posted on 03/09/2009

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I don't know how you are financially but my husband goes out of town once a year for about 4 months at a time.  He would leave Sunday night and come home Saturday night.  So we would have to cram a week worth of laundry, family time and everything into less than 24 hours.  If you can stay at home I would.  It was easier to have me at home for our children who are 4 and 2.  They didn't understand where daddy was.  It was also nice to be here in case he needed anything he was about 4 hours away and in the rush of re-packing he would forget things and the kids and I could drive out to drop it off.  We would try to time it on a day he wouldn't be fraking and we could have dinner with him.  I hope this helps!

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