Sara - posted on 01/01/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )
I am currently a reading teacher and I also have an 11 month old son. Right now, I am really struggling with balancing work, being a mother, a wife, and running a household. I feel like I am constantly missing my son, and then when I am at home with him, I feel like I don't get to spend quality time with him because I am trying to cook, clean, and organize my house, etc. I have been considering switching to be a at-home daycare provider. We can not afford for me to just stay home without working, so I feel like this might be a good comprimise.
My worry, however, is that will I like doing daycare after having my summers and holidays completely off while being a teacher, not to mention that fact that I can take a sick day here and there when I need to. I also don't think I will want to do daycare once my kids are all in school, and will it be extremely hard to get back into teaching if I take a 5-10 year break?
I'm really struggling with this decision. I see so many pros and cons for both decisions. However, my love for my baby and the time I would get to spend with him is currently in the lead. Any advice or opinions you can share with me to help me with this decision would be great.